Welcome back Year 1 and 2!
We hope that you have had a lovely half term and a happy Halloween! Last half term we were very busy getting to know our new teachers, friends and routines. We are now in the second half term and are ready to learn as always!
Our current topic is Wheels- We will be linking our History and Geography lessons to this and are looking forward to where this topic takes us!
Al l the Key Stage 1 children will have the chance to take part in weekly Forest School sessions in our special area at Disley Primary School. The sessions will provide the opportunity for children to learn about nature, mindfulness, play team games, build shelters, craft activities etc. It will also help the children to develop emotional skills such as resilience, creativity, problem solving, communication and empathy. All this will take place outdoors and in all weather. With this in mind we would like your child to bring to school a waterproof coat, waterproof trousers and wellies. When it gets colder, gloves and hats will also been needed. They can also come to school wearing suitable outdoor clothing e.g. joggers, fleeces etc.
The sessions will take place every Thursday for Red class (starting on 8th October) and on Fridays for Blue and Yellow classes (9th October.) Please can your child wear and bring the correct clothing on their Forest School day.
Recently the children learnt about bird nests and had to chance to make one out of the natural materials they could find. They also learnt about the different trees we have and played a game of hide and seek using a teddy. We have learnt about all about hedgehogs and the children played a game where they had to pretend to be a hedgehog hibernating. Then had the chance to make a hedgehog picture using leaves and planted a daffodil bulb. The children have had a great time making potions in our mud kitchen and wands using sticks and leaves. They also laid down on the ground and made leaf angels and helped to build a bug hotel.
The children have been learning about the mini beasts that can be found in the Forest School area. They have been on a worm hunt and also crawled like a spider under a tarp. Some of the children worked together to make amazing spider webs in a range of creative ways.
Blue class - Mrs Carberry/Mrs Newton
Red class – Mr Emsley
Yellow class – Mrs Jardine
Look carefully at all of the phonics sounds that we will be working on throughout the year.
They are in phase order and the more you work on these sounds the better your reading, spelling and writing will become.
There are many books that the children can work through.
Year 2 can find some recommended books here:
OTIS is on Wednesday and your second PE session is either on Monday (Blue Class), Tuesday (Red Class), or Thursday(Yellow Class) You should come to school in your PE kit on these days.
Don't forget to bring your water bottle into school each day and remember to sip lots of water throughout the day. This will help to keep you healthy and will also help you to concentrate with your work.
Also, please remember to bring your book bag with your reading book in each day.
There are many websites which are useful for phonics activities and early Mathematics. Please have a look at some and share these with your children.
If you would like any support with any of these please feel free to pop in after school.
Children will be set alternately, a Mathletics homework or English-based homework each week.
Children are also expected to read with an adult, a minimum of three times per week. Homework will begin 21/09/20.