Welcome to our super Key Stage 1 class for Year 1 & 2 pupils!
A bit about us..
Years 1 and 2 are busy years for our children, especially for Year 1 children, who complete National Phonics tests where they are assessed on their ability to read a range of real and nonsense words using their phonic knowledge.
The class teacher is Mrs Elamin and she is supported by Mrs Leddy.
Class 2 Curriculum Overview
Our children work extremely hard, but we keep learning fun and engaging, so our children are empowered to exceed. However, whilst excellent progress in English and Maths is important, we also want to develop the whole child, so we strive to develop skills across the curriculum and promote emotional intelligence too. We have continuous provision in our class which builds on our EYFS provision to provide a seamless transition that ensures happy and enthusiastic learners.
To find out more about our exciting curriculum, you can view our long-term plans below or read all about our whole-school curriculum by clicking here.
Things you should know:
* We teach phonics using the ‘Little Wandle’ phonics scheme. Children are taught phonics for 1 hour per day, which includes group reading and writing. Each week, children are given a reading book that matches their phonic ability. They read this book in school 3 times per week. In group or individual reading, we have a different focus for each session: decoding, fluency and comprehension and prosody. We expect children to read this book 3 times a week at home too.
*Each week, children will be sent home ten spellings to learn ready for a spelling test on Friday.
*From Year 2 onwards, children are expected to practise their multiplication facts for 30 mins per week at home on the TT Rockstars app.
What have Class Two been up to?
Our First Three Weeks (22.09.23)
October in Class Two
We have been full steam ahead in Class Two this month as we’ve been embracing our new White Rose Curriculum in Maths. We’ve been using lots of practical resources to help with our learning. Money was a really fun topic-we loved visiting the Class shop to buy and pay for our purchases!
In Design and Technology we were given the design brief to make a strong and sturdy chair for Baby Bear. We investigated strong structures and then worked in teams to design, make and evaluate our own products.
We’ve also celebrated Halloween with a Halloween Movie night and Pumpkin decorating, learnt about a balanced diet as part of World Mental Health Day and had a visit from Crook Fire Fighters to learn about Bonfire safety.
November flew by!
What a busy month Class 2 have had in November! The month has flown by and the amount of progress our children have made is fantastic! Alongside all that hard work has been a lot of fun! Using practical resources in Maths is really helping our learning and the children are becoming really skilled at selecting the resources they need to support them.
We took part in Anti-bullying week, where we developed out understanding of what bullying is and the importance of kindness. We then made art-work inspired by Jackson Pollock to share our messages.
Getting festive in December
What a wonderfully festive month it has been in Class Two! We started with a trip to Beamish to take part in a festive workshop. We listened to a Christmas story by the roaring fire, played traditional Christmas games and made a peg doll. Throughout the rest of the month, we’ve had Christmas lunch, a Christmas disco, made Christmas cards and even had a Santa visit in our class party. We ended December with our whole-school Christmas production ‘Baubles’ and then had ‘Polar Express Day’, where we call came to school in our pyjamas, watched the movie and had hot chocolate and popcorn.
What a start to the year!
It has been full steam ahead in Class 2 this month! We kick-started 2024 with our ‘Fire’ theme and looking at the Great Fire of London in History. In Geography, we have been learning to read maps. Art has been all about working in 3D as an architect. It was fabulous as our parents came into school to help us make our final pieces! It was so much fun! Finally, we have been learning to sew. This is such a tricky skill, but there has been lots of examples of our HEART values on display as the children have shown resilience and ambition as they have tackled a new skill and made their own pouches!
Archived Class Information
You can view our archived Class Information on our website.