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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 "Why was Neil Armstrong a very brave person?" We shall be having a 
 visit from the planetarium where we will be learning about space and have the opportunity to gaze at the stars and planets
 in our solar system! In History, we will be learning about Neil Armstrong and why he was a significant individual from the 
 past, time lining the stand out events from his life. In Design Technology, we shall be designing, making and evaluating a 
 space helmet to wear in space. In Computing, we will be learning how to write simple programs for the beebots to travel 
 around beebot mats. 








  In English this half term we shall be looking at non-fiction books, factsheets and websites to find out about Neil Armstrong before writing our very own factsheet.  We will also read Man on the Moon (A Day in the life of Bob) and write our own version of the story.  Later in the half term we will think about the kind of things we would take to the moon, and write instructions to make a space helmet. During the last week, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year and retelling the story of how each year got its name. 

  In Maths this half term we will be learning about number and place value, money, 2D and 3D shapes, multiplication & 
 division, addition & subtraction, and weight & capacity. 

 In Science this half term we will be learning about the 4 seasons and the characteristics and changes that occur within
 them. We will also be looking at the weather and keeping a daily chart to record it. 

 Our Jigsaw topic this term is Dreams and Goals.

 Our British Values focus this term is democracy. We will be discussing how and why we vote and will be voting to make 
 simple choices in our classroom. 

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: (remember to login in using your assigned username and password)
 Phonics Play: 

 CBeebies Bedtime stories : 

 Purple Mash: