Welcome to Year 1 and 2
Meet the Staff
Miss Boon – Class Teacher
Mrs Clewes - Class Teacher
Mrs Bates – Teaching Assistant
Miss Hardy - 1:1 Support
Our Class Saint
St Vincent de Paul
Year 1 & 2 looked at lots of saints, but chose this special saint to guide us through our school year. St Vincent de Paul is the patron saint of charity and dedicated his life to serving the poor. He was born on 24th April 1581 to a poor family. St Vincent’s family sent him away to get an education and he was ordained as a priest at age 19. He began working with the wealthy and the powerful, before taking a vocation working with the poor and needy. He spent the rest of his life preaching and providing relief to the poor.
St Vincent de Paul died in Paris on 27th September 1660 – aged 79.
St Vincent de Paul reminds us that we should help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This can be done in various ways, such as donating money to charities, donating our old toys and clothes to those who need them and offering our time and support to helping others who need us. By following the guidance of St Vincent de Paul we can serve God and live life as He tells us to.
Feast Day - Sunday 27th September. We will celebrate this in school on Monday 28th September.
Summer 1 Topic
This half term we will be focusing on three texts in particular. These are; The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr, Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems edited by June Crebbin. We will be focusing on many different areas of literacy as we explore these texts and dive into the wonderful language that they all possess as we develop our description skills.
Spellings – Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested in the form of a dictation on a Friday. These will still be given as a paper copy.
On PE days, the children should come to school in their PE kit.