We are a class full of enthusiastic year 1 and 2 children and with a great classroom and a large outdoor area to learn in. In Hazel class we are becoming the best learners we can be whilst engaging in a broad and balanced curriculum. Being in Hazel class is an exciting change as we progress further into KS1. We will use our gem powers to maximise our potential, these include perseverance, asking for help, bouncing back from disappointment and defeating monster distractions! We have daily phonics, English, Maths and engaging unit lessons to learn and embed our key skills. These key skills are enhanced further through enhanced provision in our outdoor area.
This year (2022-2023) we will be learning more about some of the following topics:
How Chippenham and the surrounding area have changed through time
Animals and their habitats
Human life cycle
Locational knowledge and developing geographical skills
Geography of the UK
Continents and Oceans
Human and physical features
Art and DT
We will have lots of opportunities for ‘hands-on learning' through enhanced provision and we are looking forward to growing into the best learners we can be.
Miss Arblaster and Hazel Class.
Please try to hear your child read at home 3 times a week and record this in their blue diary. Books will be changed weekly. Your child should read their book at least 3 times: the first time for decoding, second time for fluency and lastly for comprehension.
Adults: remember to ask questions about the text both as you go along and at the end. Ask your child to think of a different ending or predict what might happen when the story is over. Talk about the setting, characters, meaning of new words and enjoyment of the story.
Big Cat Collins ebooks
In addition your child should has a log in for the ebooks which will give them access to a selection of books allocated to them. These books match their current phonic level and are decodable. Please see letter below for further clarification.
Wednesday 15th/Thursday16th/Friday 17th
Make your own flashcards for the phonemes we have learnt this term; ay ie ea ou ir ey. Have a go at speed reading them. Can you find some words which contain these phonemes?
Complete the reading comprehensions below
The games below can be played at home to practice and embed skills taught in school.
Below is a selection of phonic videos which have been archived from lockdown for your child to watch at home if they need further practice.
Below are some links to games to help with maths skills at home
Year 1 Mental Maths Home Learning
Children should practice their number facts via the challenges below. Please ensure children are able to answer with confidence before moving on.
In addition there are a selection of work books below which can be used as further practice.
Year 2 Maths
Once the above activities have been completed the children can have a go at the addition and subtraction sheets below.
There are also some Year 2 booklets for further practice.
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