We are a mixed year 1 and 2 class of busy boys and girls! We will be updating this webpage to keep you posted with our learning! We are looking forward to sharing photographs and information with you so you can see all the wonderful things we are exploring and learning about.
Miss Smith Mrs Serpa
Our class Governor is Mrs Sumner
Homework and spellings go home - Friday
Homework and spelling books due in - Tuesday
Please ensure spelling books and homework books are handed in on time to ensure that they can be marked and that your child receives their new tasks ready for the weekend.
Spelling quiz - Wednesday
P.E - Thursdays and Fridays
Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit in school. You may wish for your child to have an outdoor P.E kit as once a week,P.E will be outside (weather permitting).
Please can you make sure your child's reading books and diaries are in their bag each day. Please check your child's reading diaries to see what day their books are changed.
This week we have been learning....
In our R.E lessons this week, we have been recognising Jesus as the light of the world and describing how we can be more like Jesus. We talked about and acted out the story of the Annunciation and some children made an excellent attempt at re-telling the story.
In our English lessons, the children have created some fantastic non-chronological reports on animals. They have used headings and sub-headings and really applied all they've learnt in Science this half term.
Within Maths, Year 1s have been securing their knowledge of doubles whilst the Year 2s polish off multiplication and division. They have focused particularly on sharing, grouping and odd and even numbers.
Finally, the children made me so proud with their performances this week. They put so much effort into singing and dancing to create two magical mornings! It was wonderful to see their individual personalities shine through.
We are very excited for our festive trip to Turton Tower on Monday.
This week we have been learning.....
Christmas has arrived in 1.2F! We have been making decorations for our KS1 resource areas. We learnt all about the Advent wreath during our R.E lesson and described the different symbols that make up the wreath. We explored the features of non-fiction information texts in our English lessons and worked hard to identify and recognise these. We looked at headings, pictures, labels facts and captions and the Year 2s took this further as they identified sub-headings and paragraphs. We had a go with arrays in maths to develop our understanding of multiplication. This was tricky so we will re-visit this. We are really looking forward to our Christmas performances this week! The children have Purple Mash log in details in the front of their homework book. This is a fantastic, educational website that develops children's skills and knowledge in all areas of the curriculum so it is definitely worth a look! They access this website regularly during our computing lessons. The Year 2s have a TT rock stars competition between the girls and boys! The log in details for this site can also be found in the front of their homework books.
I hope you've had a wonderful, festive weekend as we enter the first week of Advent.
The children have been brilliant this week! In maths, they have been recognising equal and unequal groups and making equal groups. They have then explored using these groups to create repeated addition number sentences. They have accessed English through cross curricular activities this week. In Science, the children have been classifying animals into fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. We have then categorised animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The children have loved looking through non fiction books to find facts and learn what characteristics make a bird a bird etc. This has been a means of gathering information in order to learn about non-chronological reports in English next week and write our own reports about types of animals, how they move and what they eat etc. We have also had fun practising for our Christmas spectacular which is coming along very well. We have started our new RE topic about Advent; preparing and waiting for Christmas.
We look forward to another busy week in 1.2F
This week we have been learning...
The children have had a wonderful week in school and have been learning all about respect as part of Anti-Bullying week. This theme is also continuing in their PSHE lessons. It was great to see the children in their odd socks and it supported lots of discussion around difference.
We have rounded off our addition and subtraction unit this week. Year 1s have explored fact families and have been set this for homework to consolidate their skills as it is a challenge! Year 2s have been set some addition and subtraction homework to consolidate their skills and understanding of number relationships. There is a You Tube video below which demonstrates the jottings we have used in class. Please note, the video refers to units, however the children know them as ones.
The children have blown me away with their stories based on Lost and Found. They chose their own lost animal, new transport to take him/her home and picked a new setting. They thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful story!
During our computing lesson, the children created an algorithm to program an on screen object. They made predictions and tested them.
Finally, the children have loved learning all about Islam in our R.E lessons.
Mrs Hussain gave up her time to come and tell us all about traditions and practises. The children were so engaged and enjoyed exploring clothing and special items used for prayer such as prayer mats and beads. The children then went on to create their own beautiful prayer mats and enjoyed role playing the traditions for when a baby is born. They tried out different prayer positions and learnt about the wash routine carried out before prayer (Wudu). I've been so impressed with how much respect the children have shown towards this religion and how intrigued and curious they've been.
Have a lovely weekend,
This week we have been learning...…
There's been lots going on this week!
We have begun preparing for our Christmas Spectacular! The children will be coming home with a letter tonight, stating their part and some costume ideas.
Subtraction has been our Maths focus. Year 2s have been using jottings to exchange 10s and Year 1s have been taking away and exploring missing numbers.
The children created some excellent missing penguin posters as part of our Lost and Found narrative unit. They were full of exciting adjectives and super sentences!
We have explored the 7 continents and 5 oceans in our Geography lessons and talked about animals that lay eggs and their body parts in Science.
We concluded our Baptism topic in R.E with a collective worship.
Have a wonderful weekend
This week we have been learning...….
I hope you've all had a wonderful half term!
We have had a busy first week back. Within our English lessons, we have begun to listen to stories from the author Oliver Jeffers. Next week we will focus on the book Lost and Found. We talked about our favourite part from the story How to Catch a Star and answered questions.
Within maths, we have continued with addition. There Year1s have been problem solving to encourage them to apply their addition skills. We've explored missing numbers based upon our number bonds to 10. The Year 2 children have been using jottings to add a 1 digit number to a 2 digit number crossing 10 e.g. 45 + 7 = 52
and two 2 digit numbers that don't cross ten e.g. 33 + 24 =
They have coped well with this new method and we will continue to use jottings as we move on to subtraction. They've also been learning their number bonds to 100. e.g. 30 + 70 = 100 as well as trickier bonds e.g. 23 + 77 = 100
We have continued to learn about Baptism in R.E. We have been learning to recognise the symbols of water and oil and describe the meaning of these symbols in Baptism. We created some beautiful images using marbling inks linked to the oil.
We enjoyed invasion games in P.E and practised our balance skills and tactics!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy any Bonfire festivities you may be enjoying!
This week we have been learning.....
What a wonderful final week of the half term!
We have been building on our addition skills and will continue with this and subtraction, after half term.
As part of our Autumn week, the children wrote some beautiful poems! Year 1s focused on -ing words, whilst the Year 2s were following a model including a adjective, noun and verb.
Within our R.E lessons, we have acted out a Baptism and looked at the different signs and symbols that are important for this sacrament (water, font, oil of chrism etc.)
On Monday, our classroom became a Victorian classroom! We lined our desks up in rows, there was a cane (for display purposes only!!) a bell and some children wore the Dunce hat! We talked about what it was like to go to school in Victorian times and the children really enjoyed the lesson.
We had an exciting trip to the park on Tuesday. We developed our geography skills as we looked at the human and physical features on the route to the park. We got to have a little play and went on a scavenger hunt to find some Autumn items!
The children enjoyed playing some playground games from the past, such as Oranges and Lemons, marbles, hopscotch etc.
The Year 1s logged on to Purple Mash during our computer lesson. This is an educational website that addresses all areas of the curriculum. The children can access this site from home and I will put their log in details into their homework books after half term. Year 2s log in details have changed since last year, but again I will put the updated ones into their homework books.
P.E kits are coming home for a wash today! Please can you ensure they're back in school the first day back.
I hope the children have a wonderful half term and well deserved rest after a busy half term! I look forward to seeing them fresh and ready for the run up to Christmas!!
This week we have been learning...……
Another week done! This half term is going so quickly and the children are so busy!
We have continued to explore the story of Wallace and Gromit and the Auto Chef. The children thought of their own robots and created a short story. We focused on verbs again, ensuring the children were using -ing and -ed correctly. The Y2 children were very imaginative in thinking of what the robot could do and what went wrong.
In Maths, we have begun to look at addition. We have continued to use the part whole model to understand the concept of two parts making a whole. The Year 2s have looked at 3 magic numbers and how one addition sentence can give us 3 other sentences e.g. 6 + 9 = 15, 9 + 6 = 15, 15 - 9 = 6, 15 - 6 = 9.
In R.E, we talked about the many signs and symbols we come across in our environment. This is the explore part of our Baptism theme.
We have created charcoal houses in Art and continued with algorithms in computing. The children had the last of their Multi-skills P.E lesson and Jake our coach was very impressed with the class. In our Geography lesson, we created a map of Penwortham thinking about features that are near to and far from us. In our History lesson, we used books as sources to find out about Penwortham and Preston in the past. The children were fascinated by the black and white photographs!
We are having an Autumn week next week and will be walking to the Park!
Have a lovely, stormy weekend!
We begun our week by rounding off our place value topic in Maths. The year ones have been comparing numbers and counting back wards whilst the Year 2s have been counting in steps of 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. We will revisit this with our Year 2s as they found it a challenge to complete number sequences using these steps!
We begun our new story - Wallace and Gromit and the Auto Chef. The children loved this story and we have generated lots of verbs with -ing and -ed suffixes. We finished off our English lessons looking at and using exclamation marks.
In our History lesson, we asked questions about the past and what it was like to live in Penwortham 100 years ago. We talked about the present and what our houses and Penwortham is like now.
We've been working on our throwing and catching in multi skills P.E lessons. This week had a go at aiming our throws!
Finally, it has been Judaism week in school. We've loved exploring the Jewish tradition of Shabbat. This is a special day for Jews in which they remember the day God rested and celebrate with a special meal each week. We made Challah bread, Havdalah candles out of pipe cleaners, designed spice boxes and created some beautiful images of the Shabbat meal. The children were ready to pop after enjoying lots of cake at the Macmillan Coffee afternoon and tasting their Challah bread!
Don't forget to complete your homework and learn your spellings ready for hand in on Tuesday.
Enjoy a lovely Autumn weekend,
As we are over half way through the half term, the children are working very hard.
This week, we have been comparing numbers. The Year 1s have been finding one more and one less than a given number and the Year 2s have been comparing numbers using language such as greater than, less than and equal to. We have set this for homework for the children to consolidate these skills.
In our English lessons, we planned and wrote the story of The Smartest Giant in Town. The children amazed me with how much they could remember from the story and they put a lot of thought and effort into their writing.
We have finished our beginnings topic in R.E and ended with a celebration of all the things we had learnt. This included a collective worship that was planned by the children. We enjoyed looking through our books and talking about what we had learnt and done.
The children are slowly getting to grips with Algorithms in computing. The Year 1s have been creating algorithms for their friends and Year 2s are creating algorithms on Purple Mash.
Have a wonderful weekend
The children will be ready for a rest after a busy week of learning.
We've continued with place value this week. The Year 1s have cracked tens and ones! They can tell us how many tens and ones are in numbers to 20 and some children are even confident with numbers beyond 20!
The Year 2s have had some tricky challenges whilst exploring tens and ones of numbers to 100. They've been placing numbers on a number line and creating place value charts. Both year groups have continued to use the part - whole model to represent numbers as well as many other representations.
Within our English lessons, we have been exploring nouns and adjectives and the Year 2s looked at verbs as well. We linked this to our story and had a go at writing our own sentences ensuring these were included! This was tricky and therefore have set this for homework for a little extra practise!
We have enjoyed developing our skills in throwing and catching during our P.E lessons. If the children could practise this at home, it will support their progression with this essential skill! The children have been dancing with Mrs Rawlinson this morning for our second P.E lesson.
Finally, in our Geography lesson, we created maps of King George V playground and used DigiMap and Google maps to zoom in and zoom out and explore aerial view! The children found this fascinating!
Have a restful weekend
We have been up to all sorts this week!
We have been exploring tens and ones in Maths (take a look at our videos below). Year ones have been making numbers to 20 and Year twos have been making numbers to 100.
In our English lessons, we have begun reading The Smartest Giant in Town and wrote sentences about his kindness towards others.
We have been retelling the creation story in R.E and we have been using some phrases from a beautiful Psalm about God being there at our beginning.
The children have enjoyed computing, music and P.E today.
We have discussed Self-Belief today as part of P.E and how it can help us achieve in all we do!
I hope the children have a wonderful rest of the weekend, ready for another super week in 1.2F!
It has been a pleasure getting to know our wonderful new class this week! The children have settled in well to their new classroom and are getting to grips with the routines and structure of 1/2F.
They have already been showing off their skills and their learning from last year.
We have had a little look at some Maths, practised our writing skills, talked about feelings and emotions, discussed new class rules and ended the week with some Art in which we explored lines and different media. The children enjoyed a visit from the poet Paul Cookson on Wednesday and had a Jiu Jitsu taster yesterday. We began our R.E topic and explored the new beginnings we've experienced. We introduced our Creative topic; The Place Where I Live, by constructing Penwortham and familiar buildings and places using a variety of construction equipment.
I've been impressed with their resilience and behaviour after a six week break and we look forward to a busy week next week after we've eased the children in gently this week!
Have a lovely weekend,