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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 topic is food glorious food...

  In Design Technology, with the help from a chocolate company  we shall be designing, making and evaluating

  our own chocolate bars. In History, we shall be learning about the life of Mr John Cadbury and how he has
  contributed to society today. In Art, we shall be learning a range of techniques to improve our drawing,

  and use these skills to draw our own pencil self portraits. Our Computing skills will be used throughout
 the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning how to access and use the Paint Program. 






Autumn 1, Food glorious food, parent curriculum overview


  In English  we shall be learning  about adjectives and expanded noun phrases and use them when planning
 and writing a WANTED poster. We will also be learning about different punctuation including capital letters,
 full stops and commas and using them when writing our own food list poems. To end the half term we will be
 writing our own stories, using and to join words and clauses. Our focus texts for English this half term are 
 Supertato; Run Veggies Run, Tasty poems and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 




  In Maths this half term we will be learning skills and strategies to solve  problems around place value, addition
 and subtraction. We will also be learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

 In Science this half term we will be learning about the human body and our senses. We will be identifying,

  naming, drawing and labelling  the basic parts of the human body and identifying which part of the body is

 associated with each sense. We will be describing the importance for humans to exercise, eating the right

 amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.  


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

 Our British Values focus this term is Democracy. We shall be voting for our class Eco- Warriors, School 
 Councillors and Playground Pals. 

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: