Year 1/2 Gruffalo Class
Welcome to Gruffalo Class (1/2 SE/AM)
Who will you find in our classroom?
Miss Evans - Class Teacher
Miss McCarten (Miss Mac) - Class Teacher/HLTA
Mr Insley - Teaching Assistant (Friday)
Welcome to Gruffalo Class. In our class you will find Miss Evans teaching Monday to Wednesday and Miss Mac Thursday and Friday.
Our PE lesson is on a Monday 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 Paws and Claws. Along with the children we decided this half term to explore curious creatures including the Gruffalo. After half term as well as the build up to Christmas will be investigating Hairy Helpers and how important their jobs are.
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
Autumn 2- Paws and Claws- Hairy Helpers
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!
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!