Welcome to our class page and to the new school year. We hope that you will find the information here useful and will check back regularly for updates and news.
Meet the Teacher (September 2020)
Willow Teacher Bio
Willow class will start the day at 8:40 and finish the day at 3:10. You will come into school and leave school using the Year 2 cloakroom door. You will need to come into school using Gate A or C. You will need to exit the school using Gate B or E.
In the next few weeks your child will bring home a reading book. Please read with them as often as you can, every day would be brilliant!
Our regular PE lessons are on Monday and Thursday.
We will do PE outside whenever it is possible. Please make sure your child has suitable outdoor PE kit, including outdoor shoes, in school at all times. PE kits will go home on Fridays to be washed. Children will not be able to borrow spare PE kit.
Here We Are
We will start the term by reading 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. We will use this story to help us settle into our new classes; get to know our school again and inspire some creative learning. We are looking forward to it!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - quickfire number games to help children learn basic number facts
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/ - Number games to reinforce the concept of place value
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw - Fun songs with actions to teach many learning concepts in English, Maths and other subjects. This is my new favourite resource!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-english/z67ncqt - Loads of story telling, poetry and punctuation short films to watch.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-maths/zhng7nb - Useful Maths short films to watch. Fractions and telling the time would be particularly good ones to try.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction - Games from any of the Maths categories will really help your child practise skills they have learnt at school.
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html - great game for learning common exception words.
Our expectations for homework are as follows:
Reading: Reading aloud with an adult progressing to more independent reading as often as possible.
Spellings: Children should be able to spell all words on the Statutory Word Lists for year 1/2
Times Tables: Children should be able to count in 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s. they will begin to learn 2, 5, 10x tables by heart.
Project: Each half term, children are expected to complete a project that is linked to their current topic.