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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 Once Upon a Time...

  In Design Technology,  we shall be designing, making and evaluating our own houses for the 3 Little Pigs.
  In Geography, we shall be learning to understand the geographical location of places and their human and 
  physical features, and communicate geographically through representations, vocabulary and techniques. We 
  shall be using these skills to draw, label and talk about fairy tale settings. 
 During Computing, we shall be 
  learning about online safety and how to use the internet when using the Chrome books. During PE sessions with 
 Miss Stancer we shall be participating in Parachute games and with Mrs Lee we shall be participating in and 
 performing a 3 Little Pigs dance. In Music, we will be learning songs for our Christmas Nativity. 


 Wednesday 6th November: Visit to Clipstone Library. 







  In English  we shall be learning  about commas and and as a conjunction using them when planning and writing

 a Bonfire Night Celebration senses poem. We will also be learning to read and write contraction words, to identify
 and use verbs, and use correct punctuation including capital letters, finger spaces and capital letters when planning
 and writing a letter, an alternative story of the 3 Little Pigs and the Christmas Story.
 Our focus texts for English
 this half term are Bonfire Night, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, 
 and The Christmas Story. 




  In Maths this half term we will be learning skills and strategies to solve  problems around 2D and 3D shapes,
  numbers to 100 ( comparing and ordering numbers and quantities of objects, and counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s), 
  multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction. 

 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 Celebrating Difference. 

 Our British Values focus this term is Respect. We will also be celebrating Anti-Bullying week,and on
 Friday 15th November we shall be watching a performance of The Ugly Duckling

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: Monday 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: