Year 1/2 Gruffalo Class

Welcome to Gruffalo Class (1/2 AM/SI)

Who will you find in our classroom?

Miss McCarten and Mr Insley - Class Teachers

Invite to all our Year One parents!

We are planning to hold a ‘Phonics for Parents’ open session for anyone who would like a little more information and support prior to the Phonics Screening check in June. The session will be very informal, taking place in one of our KS1 classrooms on Tuesday 24th April at 3.15.

For more information about the Phonics Screening Check please see the 'Phonics' page on the Parents tab located above.

Welcome to Gruffalo Class. In our class you will find Miss Mac and Mr Insley, we will be sharing the teaching between us over the week!

Our PE lesson is on a Tuesday afternoon and we do wake up shake up every morning.

Children are encouraged to read 4 times a week and can change their books every morning. (See Reading Challenge)

Our topic for this term is 'Toys as Old as Time' , we will be covering materials in Science and creating our own toys in Art and DT.

Dates for the Diary

Friday 13th October - Harvest service

Thursday 19th October - Class Assembly

Friday 20th October - Newquay Zoo Trip & Children break up

Monday 30th October - Children return to school

Friday 10th November - Flu immunisations

Friday 15th December - 2pm, Christmas service

Wednesday 20th December - Children break up

Thursday 4th January - INSET

Friday 5th January - INSET

Monday 8th January - Children return to school

Autumn 1- Paws and Claws- Curious Creatures

Some of the things we will be covering:

  • The Gruffalo Story
  • Making curious creature puppets
  • Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Fish and Amphibians
  • Omnivores, Carnivores and Herbivores
  • Animals and their babies
  • Making a Gruffalo Shelter

Spring 1- Toys as Old as Time


Just a reminder that children should be reading at least 4 times a week and they should also be practising their spellings.

Spellings are given out in phonic groups on a Friday and the children will be tested the following week.

Year 1 will get homework occasionally which will also be given out on a Friday,to be handed in by the following Wednesday.

Year 2 will get homework on a Friday which needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. This will either be literacy, maths or topic based.

Homework will be uploaded to the homework page each week.

This weeks homework: Autumn Treasure Hunt

Harvest Festival in Key Stage 1!

Every Friday morning, Gruffalo class have our music lesson! Taught by the amazing Mr Sinclair!

This week we sang together and learnt a song spoken in a different language!

Phonics Screening - Year 1

There is lots of information here about the phonics screening that the year 1's will take part in. There is also information on how you can help your child.

National Curriculum Tests - Year 2

The children in Year 2 will take part in these tests in May. We are running booster sessions on a Wednesday after school in preparation for these. Please have a look at the information on how to support your child. But, most importantly reassure them that this is nothing to worry about!