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'In every child there is a space that only God can fill' St Thomas Aquinas

We are a Catholic Primary and Nursery School, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

Year 1/2E

Welcome to the Year 1/2E class page. Our class teacher is Mrs Easton and our class teaching assistants are Miss Grimwood, Mrs Woods and Mrs Allen. Mrs Dawson teachers us for Maths and English on a Thursday morning and Miss Grimwood teaches us for Computing and Art on a Thursday afternoon.

Below you will find further information about our class routines and our learning.

OUR ROUTINES

Our school day begins at 8.45am and our school days end at 3.15pm. We currently enter and exit school via our classroom door by the church car park.

 

Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure you child is wearing the correct PE kit on these days. Jogging bottoms may be worn in colder weather. We will be outside for PE where ever possible so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately, according to the weather. 

 

On some Thursday afternoons, we will also be visiting Ecoland. We will inform you of these dates through Class Dojo. Please ensure your child has a suitable coat on this day. You may also wish to provide our child with wellies in the event of wet weather.

READING AND READING BOOKS

Reading is one of life's most important skills and is something which is highly valued here at Holy Trinity.

We share lots of exciting and engaging stories in class every day, to promote a love of reading.

In Key Stage 1, reading books will be give out according to your child's Read Write Inc group. Please ensure your child brings their reading folder in to school every day to allow their books to be changed on the correct day. Please read with your child regularly at home.

OUR LEARNING

 

ENGLISH

In English, we will be following the daily Read Write Inc programme which covers spelling, reading, writing and phonics.

MATHS

We take part in daily Maths sessions, which will develop their mental and written maths skills. Each unit will provide many varied opportunities provided to extend their knowledge. Children will be given the chance to explore ‘real-life’ problem solving and develop their mathematical reasoning skills throughout their work. The children will be taught a range of arithmetic strategies including number bonds and doubling and halving, as well as times tables for Year 2.

COME AND SEE

In Come & See, we will focus on three topics during the Pentecostterm: Holidays & Holy days, Being Sorry and Neighbours. During these topics the children will have opportunities to talk about and retell different Bible stories, as well as begin to describe different signs and symbols, which will help them with their understanding of the Catholic faith. Regular class lit-urgies based on Come and See topics and our whole school ‘word of the week’ will also take place. The children will be encouraged to plan and lead these liturgies.
During this term, we will also be completing our RSHE ‘Journey in Love’ topic and a Hinduism topic as our other faith learning.

CURRICULUM FOCUS

In History this term, we will be exploring the history on our doorstep! We will be finding out about Newark’s history, with a specific focus on Newark castle.
As well as investigating Newark’s history, we will also be comparing the similarities and differences of Newark to a small town in a non-European country through our Geography work.
We will be journeying around the world in our Science topic, looking at where our food comes from and how it is produced across the world. We will be using this knowledge to help us in our design and technology challenge of making a healthy fruit salad.
In Art this term we will be developing our drawing skills using a range of different media.
Our Music work this term will be focused on the skills of listening and composition.
In our Computing work we will be learning about algorithms and how to avoid bugs in our programming.

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