Welcome to the Year 1/2KW class page. Our class teachers are Miss Kuczak on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Webster on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Our class teaching assistants are Mrs Richards and Mrs Mochel. Miss Grimwood teaches us for Computing and Art on a Tuesday afternoon.
Below you will find further information about our class routines and our learning.
Our school day begins at 8.40am and our school days end at 3.10pm. We currently enter and exit school via the church car park gate.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. 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 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.
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 Lent term: Books, Thanksgiving and Opportunities. 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 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.
Our Spring theme is ‘Lives and Community’. Our topic is based on ‘Explorers’.
We will be linking this theme to our History topic as we look at two significant individuals, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. We will be comparing the lives of these two explorers and the changes throughout these periods in history.
In Geography, we will be using our knowledge of the places Christopher Columbus visited to look at weather and climate, particularly in these locations. We will be building on this knowledge further, looking at how the weather changes through different seasons in Science.
In Design and Technology we will be out in eco land building weatherproof shelters.
In Art this term we will be developing our painting skills, focussing on David Hockney.
In ICT, we will be focussing on performing basic functions on a computer.
The PE units for KS1: Year 1 & Year 2 will include attacking and defending as well as gymnastics.
Our focus for PSHE this term will relationships with others. We will be using out ‘Life to the Full’ scheme to help us. We will look at the British Values of Mutual Respect and the Rule of Law.