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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 Myths and Legends. 

 In History, our focus will be Local History. We will be learning about significant people and places, thinking about Robin
 Hood and Sherwood Forest. 
In Design Technology, we will be designing, making and evaluating a sash to show that we are
 one of Robin Hood's Merry men using textiles. 
In Computing, we will continue to understand what algorithms are and 
 apply our own algorithms when programming beebots and accessing SCRATCh games. During Music sessions, we will be following the Charanga Music scheme- In the Groove and Zootime. In Re, we will be focusing our learning around the 
 question " What does it mean to belong?" In PE, we will be learning the skills required to play Unihoc and the skills to 
 perform a May pole dance routine.




Spring 2 Parent Curriculum overview grid


  This half term our grammar focus in English will be conjunctions, suffixes and sentence structure. We will be planning
  and writing our own alternative Robin Hood stories, planning and writing instructions to catch a dragon, and planning 
  and rewriting the Easter story. 
  Our focus texts this half term are The Story of Robin Hood, The Dragon and the nibblesome knight and The Easter  




  In Maths this half term we will be learning skills and strategies to solve  problems around money, measurement and
 addition and subtraction. This half term we will also begin to answer daily NOW quizzes to build up our mental 
 arithmetic skills. 

 In Science this half term we will be learning about plants.
 We will be identifying and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants, including evergreen and deciduous trees, 
 and identifying and describing the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants including trees. We will also
 observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants, and find out and describe how plants need water, 
 light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. 


 Our Jigsaw topic this term is Healthy me. 

 Our British Values focus this term is Mutual tolerance.

Parent's Phonics Morning 26.11.19

The Great Fire of London drama workshop 20.1.20

Posting our postcards 21.1.20

Year 2 visit to Garabaldi 29.1.20

Chinese dancing celebrating Chinese New Year 6.2.20

Science Spring 2

Visit to Sherwood Forest 2.3.2020

Pastel portraits of our mums for Mother’s Day

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: