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Orangutans - Year 1 & Year 2

Welcome to Orangutans!







Picture 1 Our fabulous class teacher is Miss Stancer.
Picture 2 Our fantastic class TA is Ms Snood.
Picture 3 Our super 1:1 support TA is Mrs Kyne.
Picture 4 Our brilliant 1:1 support TA 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 go shopping with her family and eating 
 out with close friends. She is getting married next year, so is very busy planning her Autumn 2020 wedding! 

 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 Around the World in 80 days ...

 When teaching  Around the World in 80 days, we shall be focusing the first part of the topic around London.
 In History, we shall be learning about Samuel Pepys, Pudding Lane and the Great Fire of London in 1666. We
 shall be having a visit from a theatre company to further our understanding around the events of the Great Fire
 of London. In Geography, we shall be focusing on the United Kingdom, learning to name, locate and identify 
 characteristics of the 4 countries, capital cities and surrounding seas. The second part of our topic we shall be 
 focusing on China. In Geography we will be learning to understand geographical similarities and differences by
 comparing the human and physical features of an area in the UK to an area in China. In Art and Design we shall be 
 learning about the British collage artist Peter Clark. We will learn the techniques of tearing, shredding, ripping, 
 folding, sticking, twisting, layering, and overlapping and apply these techniques to create a detailed collage Chinese
 New Year dragon. In Computing, we will begin to understand what algorithms are and understand the
 importance of detailed, precise instructions. During Music sessions, we will be following the Charanga Music scheme- 
Rhythm in the way we walk and The Banana Rap. In Re, we will be focusing our learning around symbols, and understanding
 the day to day lives and practices of various religions. 



Curriculum Overview for parents Spring 1.


  In English  we shall be learning  about different sentences types using them when planning and writing

 our own postcards from an imaginary visit to London. We will also be learning to use the conjunction and, and the 
 -ed suffix on the end of verbs when writing about the past tense, using them when planning and writing a fact sheet

 about the Great Fire of London. Finally we will continue to apply and as a conjunction and the -ed suffix  using them

 when planning and writing a recount of our Chinese New Year dance workshop. Our focus texts for English this half

 term are Katie in London, Vlad and the Great Fire of London, Chinese New Year story and The Runaway Wok.




  In Maths this half term we will be learning skills and strategies to solve  problems around subtraction (using a tens 
 frame) and division, numbers to 100 ( comparing and ordering numbers and quantities of objects, and counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s), fractions (identifying and finding 1/2, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 1/3 of shapes, numbers and objects), time and money.  

 In Science this half term we will be learning about materials. We will be investigating materials :
 becoming familiar with a range of materials, their properties, uses and how they may be altered or changed. 


 Our Jigsaw topic this term is Dreams and Goals. 

 Our British Values focus this term is Rule of Law. 

Parent's Phonics Morning 26.11.19

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: