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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.

R.E.

 

 

  •  We will begin this half term by focusing on the unit Easter. This unit will develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the season of Easter as a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. The children will understand the importance of the Resurrection and its message.
  • We will then move on to the unit of Pentecost. This will develop the children’s understanding and knowledge of Pentecost as the fulfilment of Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit. The children will learn about the coming of the Holy Spirit as a promised gift that brought about a change in the lives of the disciples and how we celebrate and receive that gift in our lives today.
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Homework

 

  • Please note that all homework is now set on Purple Mash. Your child’s log-in details are stuck into their reading diaries. They will be listed under the 2do section.
  • Daily Maths homework will be four questions consolidating the week’s new maths learning. This must be completed by all children each evening.
  • Daily Literacy homework will support the development and enrichment of vocabulary. Words will be taken from class texts, stories read in school or key vocabulary from other curriculum areas. Y1 pupils should read and practise the words at home. Y2 pupils should use the words within a sentence and write those sentences in their literacy homework book.
  • Weekly homework - Children will also receive one piece of homework on a Friday to be returned on Monday. This homework will be centred around Science, History, Geography, D&T, Art, French, Computing or PSHE, and will be rotated on a weekly basis.
  • Reading diaries – Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week. Please note that unless the children’s diaries are signed to say that they have read, their book will not be changed.
  • For Y1, we change reading books on a Monday and Thursday. The children will each receive one phonetically decodable book that they can read independently and one shared book that is for you to read with your child.
  • Y2 children will be able to change their book once they have read three times and taken an accelerated reader quiz.

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.

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  • The children will have the Port Vale coaching team on Tuesdays.
  • The children will have Mr Case for Street dance on Wednesdays.

 

 

On PE days, the children should come to school in their PE kit.

    For more information on what we will be looking at across the curriculum in Summer 1 please see the information sheet below.

    In Science we have be learning about which of our senses is most useful for identifying flavour.

    We had lots of fun making book marks in our Craft Club.

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