Year 1 & 2 Class News

Celebration certificates

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Mrs Latham

We’ve had an other great week. Then children have responded fantastically to lessons via Zoom!

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…

Rudi – for great learning in all lessons this week, showing good concentration.

For sport and physical activity…

Marianne – for listening to and following instructions during PE. Well done!

For living and learning…

Stanley – for showing resilience when learning how to use scissors accurately.

GOLD STAR 

Ben – for settling in so well to Year 2. You are a little superstar!

Certificate celebration 2C

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Mr Gathercole

What a wonderful week! We have three very worthy winners.

For great learning:

You have been presenting numbers up to 20 in LOTS of different ways. Well done!

For living and learning:

Bobbi – What a good friend you are! You make sure everyone is included. Great work!

For sport and physical activity:

Daksh – You always give your best in PE and do so with a big smile on your face. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose. Keep it up!

GOLD STAR:

Today marks the return of our gold star award. We’ve been looking for those who have impressed us across the whole of September.

2C are delighted to announce that the winner of our first gold star is…

Lily – congratulations!

Place value – representing numbers in different ways

Posted on Sunday 27 September 2020 by Mr Gathercole

As part of our place value learning in Maths, we have been using a range of models to represent numbers up to 20.

We use real life examples to demonstrate how 10s and 1s can be used. Here we have 12 pens made up of one pack of 10 and two ones.

By seeing and making a range of representations, children are able to secure a deep understanding of numbers.

Most of the following representations focus on partitioning (splitting up a number into parts) a number into tens and ones.

The middle box on the bottom row shows 12 being made by cubes. The second picture in that box is to show how the cubes can be drawn. Children find it far quicker and easier to draw a long line to represent a ten than drawing a rectangle that is divided into ten squares.

Try using these at home to support your child’s learning.

1,2V Celebration certificates

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

We’ve had an other great week with lots of learning, being active and having fun with our friends.

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…

Lorien – for super work in English, especially reading aloud to the whole class.

For sport and physical activity…

Dylan – for amazing resilience learning how to skip.

For living and learning…

Etta – for being so thoughtful. You always look for ways to help others. Thank you!

Celebration Certificates 1KN

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020 by Mrs Lake

It’s been another great week in 1KN. We’ve done lots of great learning in and out of the classroom.

For great learning:

Teddy – For such a great effort with your writing this week.

For living and learning:

Jenson  – You are an active learner and participate well in our lessons.

For sport and physical activity:

Roma – For great concentration and effort in Yoga this week.

Certificate celebration 2C

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020 by Mr Gathercole

It’s been another great week in 2C. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t always so great but we’ve still managed to do lots of great learning in and out of the classroom.

For great learning:

Zara – Your writing has been superb. You ALWAYS present your work beautifully.

For living and learning:

William – You have been a great friend, making sure people are happy.

For sport and physical activity:

Archie – I have loved your positive attitude in PE and WUSU. You’ve got some great moves.

Living and learning – 8Rs for learning

Posted on Thursday 24 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have been talking about the Eight Rs for learning.

Out current class novel, After The Fall (by Dan Santat), enabled us to talk about resilience and how it’s important to keep on trying and not give up, even when things are tough. Our Talk Time homework also enabled children to share when they had shown resilience.

I never give up when I’m skipping.

I showed resilience when I did the crossbar challenge. It’s hard to hit the crossbar with the football.

I showed resilience learning to ride my bike without stabilisers.

Science – habitat hunt

Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have had some great science lessons and discussions this week, learning all about habitats. The children enjoyed exploring our school habitat and we found some amazing animals : birds, bees, flies, caterpillars, woodlice, centipedes, worms and butterflies.


Can you spot the robin in this photo?

Leeds Needs Trees

Posted on Monday 21 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

Leeds City Council have launched a scheme to increase the number of trees around the city. Collect tree seeds (conkers, acorns, beech nuts and sweet chestnuts) and take them to a collection point around the city. The Arium is the closest one to school and you will be helping create new habitats for birds and animals.

 

Homework 

Posted on Monday 21 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

Thank you to everyone who sent pictures of homework. We are currently asking parents to email instead of sending homework books in. A paper copy of homework will be sent home but it is also posted on the homework and spelling section on the website.

Everyone is in a different place with their writing. Keep working on it whenever you have time but don’t put pressure on your children to do it all at once! Accurate letter formation will lead to pre-cursive (lead-in lines) which will lead to joined handwriting. Everyone is on their own journey and will go at their own pace and will get there in the end!

Email homework to :

1KN – kaylowry@spherefederation.org and natalielake@spherefederation.org

1,2V – vickylatham@spherefederation.org

2C – carlgathercole@spherefederation.org