In Ash class (Years 1 and 2), our teacher is Mrs Massey.
In English we use high quality texts to learn more about our topics. We learn new vocabulary and connect features of grammar to different genres before creating our own writing based on what we have learnt together. Sometimes we perform what we have written using greenscreen technology or publishing our pieces of ‘real writing’ such as letters, stories and posters.
In Maths we split into our year groups and Year One work with Mrs Kaufman and Mrs Parsons and Year Two work with Mrs Massey. We use chilli challenges to ensure that we practise reasoning and problem -solving skills alongside building our fluency and practice of Maths methods and facts. We have a daily CLIC Maths session where we practise number bonds, times tables, calculation and revisit facts from previous years to keep them fresh no matter what our current Maths lesson topic might be. We test this key knowledge in our Big Maths test on a Friday, when the winner gets to sit on an assembly chair the following week!
In the afternoons we explore our topic more through Science experiments, History activities and Geography work alongside RE weeks, PE lessons and PSHE circle time activities. We also enjoy singing on a Wednesday with the whole school and Music and Computing lessons too. Our classroom has topic themed provision with challenges to encourage us to work independently or with our friends which keeps us focused and develops our topic knowledge and creative skills. We also enjoy thinking time which is our Philosophy for Children session where we explore big questions related to our topic.
We also enjoy guided reading as a class each afternoon, where we explore a story linked to our topic, looking closely at the meaning of words and sentences to develop our sequencing, inference and deduction skills. We love seeing Bryn our reading dog who visits us on a Monday afternoon to listen to individual readers. We also have an end of the day novel, which is a longer chapter book which Mrs Massey reads over a few weeks which is a lovely way to end each day together.
We are a class full of busy, independent and happy learners!
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