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 2 Topic
This half term we will be focusing on three texts in particular. These are The Jolly Postman and other people’s letters, Meerkat Mail and Vlad and Florence Nightingale. We will be looking at lots of different aspects of literacy with these texts, including features of letter writing and features of non-chronological reports/informative writing.
We will then go on to look at the unit ‘forgiveness’. This develops the children’s knowledge of the importance of forgiveness as a gift that we can receive and that we can give to others.
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 are permitted to wear their PE kit all day.