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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 are humans not like tigers?" 

  In Geography, we shall be learning the names of the seven continents and five oceans, thinking about how and why 
 different animals are suited to live on different continents and in different climates. We shall be applying what we 
 have learnt to write an information text about a chosen animal and where it lives. During Computing sessions, we shall
 be using beebots to design programmes and algorithms, and using the beebot and Daisy the dinosaur app on the iPads to
 write and test out programmes. During Art, we shall be using different materials to create texture and applying these
 skills to create a collage jungle animal. We shall be visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park to gain an understanding of different
 animals and the habitats that they live in. 














  In English this half term we shall be learning  about different conjunctions and expanded noun phrases and use them
 when planning and writing a non-chronological report/ leaflet. We will also be applying all that we have learnt during 
 our grammar sessions to write a riddle about an animal of our choice. The first week after the May half term holiday 
 we shall be planning and writing our report front covers, writing our memories and targets for our new school/ new 



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

 In Science this half term we will be learning about animals, including humans. We shall be labelling the parts of the 
 body and discussing what we can do with each body part. We shall also be learning about the five senses. When 
 learning about animals, we shall be sorting them into groups e.g. reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, fish and mammals
 and discussing the structures of these animals. 


 Our Jigsaw topic this term is Changing me. 

 Our British Values focus this term is Individual Liberty. We shall be thinking about the choices we make. We shall 
 also be discussing what risks are, thinking about physical and logical risks. 

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: