Welcome to Year One/Two!
Welcome to class 1/2AL.
The class teacher is Mrs Lloyd.
Miss Elson also supports the class as our Higher Level Teaching Assistant.
Miss Pitt and Mrs Ollier will be supporting individual children.
If you wish to contact the class teacher, please use the following email address: email@example.com
1/2AL's classroom is located inside the infant building and accessed from the infant playground.
Our weekly timetable can be found at the bottom of this page. Children need reading books in school every day. Reading books should be brought in school book bags and will be stored in classroom trays. Children need to have a P.E. kit in school which consists of a T-shirt, shorts and school pumps. A pair of Wellington boots should also be brought into school for outdoor education work. Children have weekly spellings to learn with tests taking place on Fridays.
What we do:
Every day the children take part in fun and exciting activities to promote their development and learning. We undertake daily Phonics, English and Maths lessons. We also underpin our learning with ICT through using iPads and laptops in class. Once a fortnight we work with Mrs Hammond for an Outdoor Learning activity, and we promote physical activity through formal and informal P.E. lessons. We plan our learning from the National Curriculum, as well as the children’s interests and this forms the basis of any topics studied.
Year One children will be particularly focused on improving their phonics skills ready for their phonics screening checks which take place in June. Year Two children will be working towards their SATs tests which are administered throughout May. Further information for parents about these statutory tests will be provided later in the year.
Topics – 2018-2019:
Autumn - What a wonderful world
Spring 1 - The Great Fire of London
Spring 2 - How did Jack's beanstalk get so tall?
Summer - All Creatures Great and Small
What a Wonderful World
Throughout this topic, we will be looking at Crewe and comparing it to other non-European countries such as Lukaya in Uganda. We will be learning the names of all continents and oceans and looking at landmarks and geographical features.
The Great Fire of London
We will learn about The Great Fire of London and the events that occurred between the years 1665 (the plague) and 1666 (fire) and then what happened afterwards.
In Science we will learn about the uses of everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, brick, paper and cardboard. Children will compare the suitability of different everyday materials for different purposes and explore how objects can change shape. We will focus on how the recycling process is able to reuse some everyday materials numerous times. In Spring 2, we will move on to the growth of plants.
Autumn – Walk around Crewe
Spring - Fire Station
Summer - Chester Zoo
Homework and Spellings:
Both Year 1 and Year 2 children will have sets of spellings to learn each week. Weekly spelling tests will take place on Fridays.
Reading ideally needs to be done every night at home and recorded in children's reading records.
Year 2 children will have a SATs buster workbook in Reasoning, Calculation, Punctuation and Grammar and Reading. A different book and page numbers will be text home every Friday and then the books are expected back in on Wednesdays.
All SATs buster books need to remain in school unless being used for homework, as they will also be used as morning task books.
Every week we invite relatives of the children into class to support with reading and storytime. This will take place every Wednesday at 8.45-9.15am.
Year 1 welcome meeting: Monday 17th September 3:15-3:45
Year 2 welcome meeting: Thursday 20th September 3:15 - 3:45
Year 1 spellings. Please learn for spelling tests on Friday.
Spellings for all of year two children. Please practise daily.
Welcome back to the start of a new school year. We hope that all of the children are excited to be entering their new class.