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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.

          

 This half term our learning challenge question is "Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?" We shall be having a visit 

 from White Post farm and will be looking after a class pet for the week, learning how to look after the animal and observing
 what it needs to survive and discussing why it makes a good pet. During Art sessions, we will be looking at photos of pets and 

 dinosaurs, using different medias such as pencil, pastel and paint to create observational pictures. In Computing, we will be 
 learning the SMART rules to help us be safe when using the internet,  we will also be using our new school website, and  

 learning how to create simple programs by using the Dino Daisy app on the iPads. During Geography sessions, we will be 
 using geographical language to describe dinosaur habitats, and drawing maps of our own Jurassic Parks using a detailed

 key to distinguish the main features. We will also begin to learn about compass directions and the idea of using a compass.

 In Design Technology we will be designing and making either a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore pizza!

 

                            

 

 

  In English this half term we shall be reading and listening to stories about pets and dinosaurs, including Jacob O'Reilly
 wants a pet, Tyrannosaurus Drip,
and If the dinosaurs came back. We shall be learning about adjectives, nouns, verbs and 
 adverbs, the 4 different sentence types and how to correctly punctuate them, commas and conjunctions. We will also be
 predicting what we think each text will be about and using talk for writing to retell, plan, and write our own stories. The 
 three main outcomes for English this half term is to write a list of pets,  to write a WANTED poster for an escaped 

 dinosaur, and to write our own dinosaur stories. 

  In Maths this half term we have been on number  hunts around the playground, recording them as numerals and words.   We have solved multiplication and division problems, and have enjoyed completing chili challenges, challenging ourselves     with mild, hot and spicy problems. We have also carried out investigations measuring the capacity of containers using standard   and non-standard measurements. 

 In Science this half term we will be learning about living things and their habitats. This will include learning about animals

 and their young, identifying the basic needs of animals, life cycles of different animals, definitions of animals that are
 carnivore/herbivore or omnivore, identifying and matching animals to their appropriate habitats and drawing food chains. 

 Our Jigsaw topic this term is Being me in my world. 

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 

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