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 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:
CBeebies Bedtime stories : https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/JohnTRice