Year 1 & 2 Class News

IKN Certificate celebration

Posted on Friday 16 October 2020 by Mrs Lake

IKN have had another great week.

As we can’t have our usual celebration assembly on a Friday at the moment, we will be posting the certificate winners on here each week for each class.

For great learning:

Mihai – for composing and writing sentences independently.

For living and learning:

Kylan – being resilient in phonics.

For sport and physical activity:

Edith – exceptional effort in Wake Up Shake Up every day!

Phonics and the phonic screen check

Posted on Wednesday 14 October 2020 by Mrs Latham

The phonics screening check determines how well a child can use the phonics skills they have learned in year 1, ensuring that they are on track to become fluent readers.

Next half term, the phonics screening check will be taken by all children in year 2. Year 2 pupils who do not meet the expected standard in the autumn check will take the statutory check in June 2021, alongside year 1 pupils.

The phonics screening check contains 40 words divided into two sections. Both sections contain a mixture of real words and alien words.

 

The children are encouraged to add sound buttons or use phoneme fingers to read a word. Here is a video showing how we do this.

You can help your child at home by reading anything and everything!

Celebration certificates – 1,2V

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Mrs Latham

It’s Friday again…another learning-packed week.

As we can’t have our usual celebration assembly on a Friday at the moment, we will be posting the certificate winners on here each week for each class.

For great learning…

Georgia – for great learning in writing. You wrote some super sentences this week!

For sport and physical activity…

Lani – for super enthusiasm in PE and WUSU (Wake Up Shake Up).

For living and learning…

Kyan – for being an active learner. You often have your hand up and like to contribute in lessons. Well done!

1KN Certificate Celebration

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Mrs Lake

It’s been another lovely week in 1KN. Well done to all the children for having a positive attitude to learning and being active learners this week.

For great learning:

Jack -You have produced some beautiful handwriting this week. You always give 100% in every lesson. Well done!

For living and learning:

Thea – You have used the 8Rs this week in your learning. In Phonics, you Reflected back on your learning and edited it to make it even better. A fantastic attitude!

For sport and physical activity:

Stanley – Your attitude in PE and WUSU is fantastic. You have given it your all this week! Well done!

Certificate Celebration 2C

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Mr Gathercole

It’s been another lovely week in 2C. Here are the recipients of our three certificates:

For great learning:

Teddie -You have been concentrating really well and have done some great learning. Well done!

For living and learning:

India – You understand that you feel lots of different emotions. Great work!

For sport and physical activity:

Noah – Your attitude in PE and WUSU is fantastic. You always have a smile on your face.

 

Living and learning : Mental health (recognising emotions)

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have begun a topic on mental health in our Living and Learning lessons. This week, we have talked about our feelings. Knowing that it is fine to have different emotions, that they change frequently and that they don’t last forever can help children manage their own feelings and behaviour.

Can you guess the emotions that the children were showing?

Living and Learning : Friends and family

Posted on Thursday 08 October 2020 by Mrs Latham

In our Living and Learning lessons we have been talking about recognising how others are feeling. This includes spotting signs that show us that our friends are happy or sad. We watched this video about Elmer and his friends. We talked about how what we do can affect other people’s feelings. (This is a YouTube link. Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog along the play bar and turn off autoplay – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.)

 

 

Words, words, words

Posted on Tuesday 06 October 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have been spending lots of time teaching reading : story time, reading together (reading fluency), daily phonics lessons, vocabulary lessons, RIC (comprehension), individual reading, discussing books we have read, giving star ratings and lots more!

Being able to read and write the year 1 and year 2 common exception words is important to develop fluency. These words do not follow the usual spelling rules and so are sometimes tricky to read or write. They need to be learnt as whole words and just remembered.

We try to make learning them fun – chalking them on the playground for example!

 

1KN Certificates

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Mrs Lake

We’ve had an other great week. We have seen fantastic progress in reading, handwriting and maths in just a few weeks. Keep up all the hard work Year 1!

As we can’t have our usual celebration assembly on a Friday at the moment, we will be posting the certificate winners on here each week for each class.

For great learning…

Iris – for beautiful handwriting. Iris is now beginning to use Lead in lines and forming all her letters correctly. Well done!

For sport and physical activity…

Indie – For brilliant participation and great skipping in PE. Well done!

For living and learning…

Ruby – for always being kind and helpful.

GOLD STAR 

Hermione  – Hermione is a superstar! She always demonstrates wonderful learning behaviour, follows the school rules, and is an active learner. We are very lucky to have you in our class Hermione. Keep up your exceptional attitude to school!

The Ugly Five

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Mr Gathercole

In class we have been reading The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson.

We noticed that there are lots of rhymes throughout the story, making it very much like a poem.

Using those rhyming pairs to help us, we learnt a section of the story by heart. Check it out by clicking the link below.

The Ugly Five