In Ash class (Years 1 and 2), our teacher is Mrs Massey. We are also lucky to have Mrs Parsons and Mrs McMahon in our class bubble this year!
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 or publish what we have written to share it with a wider audience.
We enjoy lots of stories together, and work through Read Write Inc. phonics to learn common sounds and to practise reading to become fluent readers. We use stories for guided reading to practise inference and deduction skills to really unpick and understand the story. We also enjoy an end of the day story or short chapter book as our novel to enjoy together.
In Maths we split into our year groups and Year One work in the classroom and Year Two work in the hall in their classroom space. We use differentiated 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 and celebrate the progress the children make each 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 Music and Computing lessons too. Our classroom has a reading area, computers and some activities and resources to enable independent learning or to work with a friend when we are not in a focus group with one of the teachers.
We are a class full of busy, happy learners!
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