Year 1 & 2 Class News

Certificate Celebration 2C

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020 by Mr Gathercole

Choosing this week’s certificate winners was VERY difficult. Everyone has had such a good week. In the end though, we decided on these three:

For great learning:

Jeevan – You’ve worked so hard in Maths and have even cracked some challenges. Well done!

For living and learning:

George – You are a great team player in and out of the classroom, respecting everyone and everything. Good job!

For sport and physical activity:

Archie F – When some were tempted to cut corners, you followed all the rules of the races in our PE lessons. Keep it up!

Celebration certificates 1KN

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020 by Mrs Lake

We’ve had another amazing week in 1KN. Thank you for everyone that emailed homework in. We enjoyed sharing our learning from home together in class today.

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…

Jake – for brilliant handwriting. Jake was even trying to do some lead in lines. Well done!

For sport and physical activity…

Francesca – Great WUSU dancing every day.

For living and learning…

Harper – for using the 8 Rs in her learning.

1,2V Celebration certificates

Posted on Friday 18 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…

Isaac – for super work in maths, counting carefully and accurately!

For sport and physical activity…

Ralphy – for amazing moves and enthusiasm in Wake Up Shake Up (WUSU).

For living and learning…

Ava T – for being so helpful and kind. You are so caring towards others.

Wake Up Shake Up (WUSU)

Posted on Monday 14 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

We are enjoying getting back into WUSU, even if it is just with our class bubbles. Regular activity breaks outside are important for our physical and mental well being, and improve concentration when we return to the classroom afterwards.

Contacting teachers via email

Posted on Monday 14 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

Below is our temporary policy regarding contacting teachers via email and the relevant email addresses.

1,2V : vickylatham@spherefederation.org

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

2C : carlgathercole@spherefederation.org

 

Celebration certificates 1,2V

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have had a fab first week. All the children have settled and we feel like we know each other quite well already!

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…

Peter – for super work in maths, writing numbers all the way up to 100!

For sport and physical activity…

Grayson – for amazing moves and enthusiasm in Wake Up Shake Up (WUSU).

For living and learning…

Maisie – for being so helpful and kind. You are an excellent Year 2 role model.

Celebration Certificates 1KN

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mrs Lake

We’ve all made an absolutely brilliant start to the year after such a long time away. All the children have settled and we feel like we know each other quite well already!

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…

Hermione – for a fantastic learning attitude in every lesson.

For sport and physical activity…

Caleb – for demonstrating brilliant ball skills in PE this week.

For living and learning…

Elizabeth – for always using your manners and greeting everyone politely.

Certificate Celebration 2C

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mr Gathercole

What an amazing week it’s been! It feels so good to be back. We’ve all made an absolutely brilliant start to the year after such a long time away.

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

For great learning…

Amelia – Your hard work has not gone unnoticed. Both Mrs Goodwin and I have been very impressed with your positive attitude towards learning. Congratulations!

For living and learning…

Jacob – You have been greeting everyone politely and have offered so many good ideas in class discussions. Well done!

 

 

Homework

Posted on Friday 11 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

It’s Friday so your child will be coming home with a homework task: we’re setting weekly homework as we normally do. The key difference here is that Homework Books should stay at home for the time being.

Just as normal, the tasks are posted on the website. Instead of the task pasted into books, children take home a piece of paper with the task on, too. The tasks are a variety of Talk Time, Practice Makes Perfect and Creative, but especially the first two.

Parents can email a picture of the completed task (or task in process) or update about a completed task. (Lots of you were doing this with the home learning tasks we set in Spring and Summer terms). The homework will be reviewed in school, so some pictures would be good!

Supporting reading at home in Key Stage 1

Posted on Thursday 10 September 2020 by Mrs Latham

Children will be bringing home at least 2 reading books this week. These will be changed once a week to minimise books moving between home and school.

Please return books to be changed on the days below. We will quarantine books before putting them back in the system.

1,2V (Mrs Latham) – WEDNESDAY

2C (Mr Gathercole) – THURSDAY

1KN (Miss Lowry/Mrs Lake) – FRIDAY

Children will be bringing home a variety of books. The ‘practise phonics’ book (sticker on the front cover) is for children to work on their ‘sounding out’ of words. A ‘children’s choice’ book will be chosen by the children and can be read together. Look at the pictures, talk about the characters or information and ask questions.

Please comment on how your child copes with the books as it may take us a little time to adjust and match books to each child. Year 2s will gradually move away from phonics books and have more children’s choice books and then freedom to be ‘free readers’.

Children will also choose a library book each Friday (all classes will visit the library on FRIDAY).

Here is a display in school explaining the new system, which you are not able to see yet. Help us help your child by reading anything and everything you can. THANK YOU!