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 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 Thursday, we will also be visiting Ecoland. 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.
Reading books will be sent home on Monday and collected in on the Friday of the same week. Over the weekend and school holidays, please use the ebooks on both the Oxford Owl and Collins Big Cat websites.
In English, we will be following the daily Read Write Inc programme which covers spelling, reading, writing and phonics.
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 Advent term: Family, Belonging and Advent. 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 liturgies for collective worship will also take place an d the children will be encouraged to plan and lead these liturgies. As part of our work on Other Faiths this term, we will be investigating Judaism. During our work we will be learning about different Jewish stories, in particular stories about Abraham and Moses.
In Geography this term we will be investigating the question, ‘Where do I belong?’ We will be looking at the countries in the United Kingdom and it’s capital cities, as well as the oceans and seas that surround the UK.
In our History work we will be finding out all about the Great Fire of London , linking this to what we have learnt about London in our Geography work.
Our Science work will be based on animals habitats including those native to the UK. We will be studying different animals and learning practically in Eco Land.
In Art this term we will be developing our drawing skills using a range of different media and in our Design Technology sessions we will be designing and building a Tudor house linking in with our Great Fire of London topic.
Our Music work this term will be focused on the skills of listening and composition.
We will begin the academic year in Computing by reminding ourselves of the importance of E-safety.