Welcome to Albany and Elton Classes!
Year 1 Team
(Albany Class Teacher)
Miss Dogan and Miss Gee
PPA Teacher - Mrs Christensen (Tuesday)
Year 1 / 2 Team
(Elton Class Teacher)
Miss Dogan and Miss Chapman
PPA Teacher - Mrs Christensen (Thursday)
(KS1 Phase lead)
Summer Term 1
We hope you had a fantastic Easter break! Please continue to support by bringing your child to school every day and on time, reading at home and producing wonderful pieces of homework. We have got another very exciting term planned for the children. We will be starting the term with our new "Lets race to space" topic. We have also invested in some new resources for our outdoor area, and we hope that the children enjoy learning with them this term. We look forward to seeing you in school, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask your class teacher.
This term children in Albany class will be learning to write longer narratives, in the form of instructions, diary entries and letters, as well as focusing on developing their handwriting. They will be studying the book 'Beegu'. In Elton class, children will be studying different stories with a pirate theme, and focusing on developing their character descriptions, non-fiction and fiction writing. Look out for the pirate ship outside Hedley classroom in the KS1 corridor.
In Maths this half term in Albany the children will continue developing their knowledge of Measuring: Weight and Volume and then will be moving onto Multiplication and Division. Children will have an opportunity to choose one of the challenges, mild, hot, volcano or super sizzling so that they begin to show greater level of responsibility for their own learning.
Our overall theme this term is 'Lets race to space'. This term the children will be exploring the Wright Brothers and different countries and oceans.
Look out for the space rocket which is going to be built outside Elton and Albany classroom.
This term, Year 2 will be doing PE on Wednesday. Please ensure that children have PE kit and outdoor shoes, as we may be doing some outdoor PE this term. Year 1 will be doing Games this term, the children will need a P.E kit and outdoor shoes, as some outdoor P.E may take place. Year 1 P.E will take place on Wednesdays. Thank you.
We ask that your child has their book bag with them every day. We encourage you to read with your children at home to win one of our RED TED bears and accessories. Please write and sign your child's reading record each time you do - this helps me to determine whether the reading has taken place in school or at home and ensures I can keep a reliable record for the end of term. If your child has finished their book please change them in Camelot. We will aim to read with your child at least once every 2 weeks.
Children in Albany class have weekly spellings. These will now be given out on a Friday so children have the weekend to practise, then children will have a spelling test the following Friday. Please practise with your children, this will encourage children to use the correct spellings in their writing. Find the spellings below.
Keep a look out for our homework menu's and newsletters which will keep you up to date with what we are learning this term. Please bring in any work that your child has done so this can be shared with the rest of the class.