Year 1/2 St Thomas Class Page
Welcome to St Thomas’ Class Page. Mrs Peachey and Mrs Garratt are the Class Teachers. Mrs Kings and Mrs Lisek are the Teaching Assistants.
Our curriculum information for this half-term is:
PE is on a Wednesday and children require full PE kit (t-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers). Children are not permitted to wear school uniform or school shoes for PE. Earrings must be removed or covered before coming to school.
Spelling tests will now take place on a Monday and will be done within the children’s phonics groups. Please ensure spelling books are in school on a Monday. Spelling books with new spellings will be sent home on a Monday.
Children will be reading in a guided reading group once a week with the class teacher. The day of the reading group may vary due to teaching capacity so children’s books will not be changed on a set day, although it will be weekly. Therefore it is important that their book bag, book and home reading record are bought into school every day.
Spring 1 Healthy Living
Week 5- This week we have been making our healthy eating plates out of clay. We had to shape the clay into different healthy foods and vegetables and then use the tools to make sure they stay on the plate. When the clay dried we began to paint our plates, making sure we used the correct colours.
In Science we were looking at germs and have been observing the changes in bread over a week. We have tested 3 pieces of bread-1)untouched by human hands 2) touched by human hands 3) rubbed in mud. All pieces of bread were placed in sealed bags for us to monitor the changes. The children have recorded the observations daily. We will update you next week with our findings!
Week 4-This week in English, the children have created their ‘invented’ character description, which is based on themselves. They have had to think about how to describe themselves and a new exciting hobby they could start. The children have thought carefully about what they would need to wear for the activity and used adjectives to describe.
In Science, we have been thinking about the basic needs of humans. The children had to imagine they were travelling to space but could only take 3 things. They needed to consider the essentials needed to survive! Please ask your child if they can remember the 3 things.
Week 3– What a fantastic way to start our week, with St Thomas Class leading the Mass. We are so proud of all of their contributions. Thank you to parents and carers who helped their children with their readings and came to support on the day.
In English this week we have been innovating our story and have created a new character ‘Mr Enormous’ -please ask your children to describe him!
In Maths we have been working with our ‘tens frames’ and working on addition.
In Art we have designed a healthy eating meal plate, which we are looking forward to making out of clay.
Reading books will be changed on a Monday, but please ensure book bags and reading books are in every day for guided reading. Thank you
Welcome back to school and we hope you all had a lovely break. This will be a very busy but exciting half term and we know the children will learn a lot! Please take a look at the Medium Term Plan on the website to see what Year 1/2 will be learning about in the first half of the Spring term.
For the last two weeks we have been on the imitation phase in our English lessons and the children have read the book ‘A piece of cake’ by Gill Murphy. This has then allowed us to focus on a character description of Mrs Large. Using the story map below your child will be able to retell the character description…
A quick reminder that we would like the children to complete a project about our topic.
Year 1 Homework-
We would like the children to create a model version of the ‘Human Body’. Please encourage children to label the bones and add some interesting facts to engage the reader.
Year 2 Homework-
You can choose to do either a research project or an art project. In order to achieve in line with National Year 2 expectations, pupils must research using books, the internet etc. to find out things. We would like the children to complete a project about “How and why we should eat a balanced diet to keep healthy.” This can be presented as a pamphlet, a book or a power-point. Please encourage children to use sub-headings, labelled drawings and key facts to engage the reader.
Projects will count as evidence towards their Year 2 Science SAT assessment.
Please ensure homework is in school by Friday 8th February 2019.
What a busy Half Term the Year 1 children have had…
Using the Talk for Writing sequence of learning the children have been able to write two non-fiction reports.
The first being ‘The life of Guy Fawkes’, children completed story maps, acted the report out in front of the class and even had the opportunity to write how we celebrate bonfire night now. The second report was based on advent and the traditions that Christmas brings. Once again children completed a story map but instead of writing they became news reporters to present their work.
We have just started looking at our new text ‘The Tin Forest’, this text will allow us to look at setting descriptions which we will then use to create our own.
Well done to all the children that have moved up book bands! I can’t wait to see what next term brings.
We have some great mathematicians in Year 1! Following the White Rose Scheme of work, the children have been able to;
-Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10.
-Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.
-Add and subtract one-digit numbers to 10, including zero.
-Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.
This term the children have focused on 3 units;
Families and Celebrations – Children have been able to discuss the different celebrations that they have been involved at home or in school but also to identify celebrations as an important part of family life. They understand that Mass is an important celebration for God’s family and can discuss and the different words, actions and gestures that take place. Watch this space the children will soon be leading Mass!
Prayer – Children understand that prayer is a special way of spending time with God and can all describe ways in which we pray.
Advent- This unit was designed to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of Christmas as a celebration of the birth of Jesus. The unit has also developed the children’s understanding of the importance of the birth of Jesus through the events that happened before and after, and the impact it had on the people involved.
Please find below some useful websites below to help your child;
I would just like to thank you all for the support that you have given your child over this last term.