Welcome to Wrens!
We are a mixed class of 30 Year 1 and Year 2 children. Our class teacher is Miss O'Hara and we are supported by Mrs Patel.
Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Can we please make sure children have a full PE kit in school which is named. If your child wears earrings, can you make sure these are taken out on this day.
Homework will be given out each Half Term and will include activities linked to previous and current learning. Your child can choose which one to do each week and bring it into school.
Spellings will also be sent home each Thursday for the children to learn and they will be tested the following Thursday. Please help your child learn them so we can get them all right.
Reading books are changed every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We like to read in Wrens and ask that our grown-ups to listen to us read at home and comment in our diaries so we can get our book changed.
We have a special reading scheme to encourage reading and we receive prizes for reading certain numbers of books. We really enjoy this! If you have any concerns please call in to see our teachers.
Phonics is very important as it supports your child with their reading and writing. Each day the children will have a phonics lesson where the children will learn to use segmenting and blending skills to read and write words.
In June, every child in Year 1 will sit the 'Year 1 Phonics Screening'. This will test your child's ability to use their phonics to read real and nonsense words.
Please try and support your child at home with their phonics. Below you will find a link to free games the children can play to help them with their phonics.
Please ensure that you listen to your child read, daily if possible, to help them to progress. We will change your child's book on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If we feel your child is ready, we will move them on to a more difficult level. It is very important that you also do other activities with their reading book, for example:
* Ask questions about the pictures
* Talk about what has happened
* Discuss the character names and how they felt
* Predict what will happen next or how the story might end
* Find your favourite part of the story
* Retell the story with or without the pictures
Remember to write in your child's reading diary so that we know about all the hard work that is going on at home!
This is what we do in school and it would be brilliant if this could be continued at home!
Dates for your diary
28th October - 8.55am - School Opens
1st November - Diwali Day (Wear party clothes)
3rd December - Pantomime in School
13th December - KS1 Festive Sing Along
18th December - Christmas Day Dinner
19th December - Party Day
20th December - Finish School for Christmas Break
What have the Wrens been up to?
Photos will be added throughout the year so please keep checking!
We have been following instructions to make Halloween Pizzas in English. We even got to eat them! Yummy!
This half term we will be learning about a variety of things in Maths; place value, addition, subtraction and even starting to think more about multiplication and division.
Our English will begin this half term looking at Instructions. We will be following a biscuit recipe and making our own tasty Halloween Pizzas which we will eat!
We will then learn about Adventure stories. Someone has left behind some clues to begin and we will learn more about the text 'Alice in Wonderland'. We will examine characters thoughts, feelings and actions, create news and build up ideas to write our own version of the story.
Our new theme this half term is 'Victorians'. We will have a look at different artefacts from the past and the present and we will sort the different objects using relevant vocabulary. We will be focusing on Queen Victoria and focus on ordering events to create a timeline. To really get an insight into Victorian Times, we will experience a Victorian School Day and discover what school life was like during the Victorian era.
Our homework will be linked to our theme for this half term and you can choose, from the homework sheet, which piece of homework you would like to complete each week.
In PE, this half term we will be focusing on developing our skills for bouncing and catching a ball and playing mini-games involving these skills.
Our Science topic is all about Seasons. We will explore changes in different seasons and weather patterns. We will be observing the weather each day to create a weather chart using weather symbols. We will also look at how the environment changes around us as the seasons change.
In religious education, we are learning about Christianity. First, we will explore light and symbols and why this is important for Christians. We will learn about advent and create our own Christingles. To finish our learning, we will look at the nativity story.