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Orangutans - Year 1 & Year 2

Welcome to Orangutans!

 

 

 

 

 

                    

Picture 1 Our class teacher is Miss Stancer.
Picture 2 Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Kyne.
Picture 3 Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Smith.

 Miss Stancer is our class teacher. She has a pet tortoise called Martha and a Ragdoll cat called Winnie. She is a massive   Manchester United fan and has a very large collection of Disney films! She likes to travel and shares with us experiences of  her holiday to Sri Lanka, where she saw sea turtles and participated in a Buddhist festival with dancing elephants. 

Miss  Stancer is fun, caring, bubbly and kind, and encourages us to try our best and dream big!

 

         

We are a mixed year 1 and year 2 class, and we love to learn and have fun. We have very positive attitudes towards learning and embrace new learning experiences and challenges! We never give up even when something can seem tricky, you will often hear us saying "we can't do it YET" or "just keep trying". We are very hardworking,  always trying our best, and understand mistakes are part of learning. We work collaboratively when working in groups or with a partner  ; we love to share our learning, ideas and experiences with each other. We are kind, caring and thoughtful friends, looking out for one another and comforting each other if we are feeling sad or hurt.

          

 

Learning in Autumn 1 "Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?"

Learning in Autumn 2, "How have toys changed?"

Learning in Spring 1 " Why was Neil Armstrong a brave person?"

 This half term our learning challenge question is "Which plants would Little Red Riding Hood find in our local woods?" 

  In Geography, we shall be looking at maps, aerial photos and using Google Maps to learn about the landmarks and basic 
 human and physical features of our local area. During Art sessions we shall learning about a range of artists including 
 Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso and their specific art techniques, discussing their similarities and differences. We shall 
 be using these techniques to recreate our own flower or plant painting. We will also be taking a walk to our local woods to support our understanding of the Little Red Riding Hood story and our Geography and Art work. 

 

                      

 

 

                                                                   

 

                        

                                                                                   

 

                            

 

 

  In English this half term we shall be reading Little Red Riding Hood. We shall be learning about different sentence
 types including statements, commands, questions and exclamations and using these sentences when writing a recount of 
 our walk to the local woods. We will also read Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes. We will revisit our prior learning about 
 suffixes and prefixes, and be encouraged to use them when writing a WANTED poster to capture Little Red Riding 
 Hood. 

 

  In Maths this half term we will be learning skills and strategies to solve  problems around addition, subtraction, 
 multiplication, division and statistics. 

 In Science this half term we will be learning about the difference between a bulb and a seed. We shall be carrying out 
 an investigation into what plants need to grow. 

 

 Our Jigsaw topic this term is Relationships.

 Our British Values focus this term is rule of law. We will be listing our school and class rules, discussing why they are 
  important. We shall also be learning about consequences and why they are needed. 

Important information about Orangutans 

 

 PE Days: Monday and Wednesday (Children should  have their PE kit in school. If your child has earrings please remove   them or provide your child with plasters). 

 Homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday. Children who return their   homework on time will receive a stamp on their stamp sheet and a mark on the class homework chart.

 Open Door: Tuesday at 2.55pm

 Reading Books: Your child's reading book will be changed once a week. Our class reading chart will be displayed on our   classroom window and filled in when your child reaches one of the milestones in their reading diary. 

 

 

  

 Access more opportunities to learn, by visiting the websites below:

 Education City:  https://ec1.educationcity.com/ (remember to login in using your assigned username and password)
 Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm 

 CBeebies Bedtime stories : https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories 

 Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/JohnTRice

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