Year 1 and Year 2
Welcome to Year 1 and 2
We are Mr Shrubb who is the teacher of Woodpeckers, Mrs Messenger who is the teacher of Robins and Miss McMillan who is the teacher of Goldfinches. Mr Shrubb is the English lead, Mrs Messenger leads Maths and Miss McMillan is our PSHCE coordinator.
Reading– We expect children to read or share a book every day if possible. Children will bring home a Big Cat book on a Monday which they will keep for a week. This is to help them build their reading fluency and confidence. They should also bring home one other book of their choice which they may change more regularly.
Spelling- Throughout the year children will come home with a list of spellings that they are working on. Current writing expectations have a large emphasis on use of accurate spellings. We find short, regular practise really helps children to improve.
Maths- Regular practise at counting forwards and backwards from any number in ones and tens. Once children are fluent with these try counting in different steps, e.g. 2’s, 5’s, 3’s. Any extra practise with addition and subtraction calculations can only benefit your child!
Our regular Year 1/2 information letters will give more ideas on how to support our current learning at home. If you have any questions or concerns please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher.
Please ensure that your child has the correct school PE kit. Children must come to school without earrings or be able to remove them themselves. Hair should be tied up if necessary.
Woodpeckers- Mondays and Tuesdays
Robins- Mondays and Tuesdays
Goldfinches- Tuesdays and Fridays
However, the children need to be prepared everyday for PE in case the timetable changes.