Meet our Team
Waddell Class: Mrs. Harris Mrs. Allaway
Inkpen Class: Mrs. Barnes Mrs. Bingham
Ahlberg Class: Mrs. White Mrs Muzzio
Visit from Dr. Sedgewick: Many thanks to Dr. Sedgewick for sharing his top tips on how to stay safe in the home with the children on Wednesday.
Royal Wedding Lunch: The children thoroughly enjoyed the Royal Wedding festivities on Friday. A lovely lunch was enjoyed in the afternoon sun followed by some music and dancing. We hope you all enjoyed a glorious weekend.
SATS : Year 2 will be sitting SATs papers next week. They will begin on Monday morning and finish on Thursday morning. The children will enjoy lots of Art and Topic activities in the afternoon. Please ensure they have a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast.
Rockpool comes to Holyport: On Wednesday, 20th June, Nicola Everitt will visit Key Stage 1. Ms. Everitt is a marine biologist from Rock Pool Schools in Newcastle. We are very fortunate that she is able to travel down from Newcastle to share her extensive knowledge of rock pools with the children. She will be bringing real rock pool creature for the children to meet and observe. She will be working in another local school in the afternoon and we are sharing her travel expenses with them. We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £3.00 to help towards the cost of her travel.
Inkpen class are collecting blue, green, and white plastic bottle tops. Please send any in to Mrs. Barnes. They would be greatly appreciated.
Spellings and Homework:
Please note that the spellings for each week of the term are now available for you to access. Spellings this term will focus on KS 1 high frequency words. Please encourage your child to write the words in a sentence. A termly spelling grid will be added to your child's Homework Diary along with the new homework grid. There will be no need for weekly spelling stickers.
Waddell: Tuesday and Thursday
Inkpen: Monday and Tuesday
Ahlberg: Monday and Tuesday
Homework books need to come in every Wednesday and will be handed out again on Friday. Please complete at least one task per week. It may be recorded or stuck in the homework book. Please tick off the tasks your child has completed on the grid so the teacher can tally up the house points. Thank you.
Reading: Reading books will be changed regularly. Please bring your reading book and reading record into school every day and place it in the box provided.
Spelling: A spelling grid will be put in your child's homework diary for the entire term. The website will be updated with weekly spelling grid regularly so you can access the spellings if your homework diary is not to hand.
Homework Grid: A homework grid will be set half- termly. Children will be able to select from a variety of tasks to support their learning. Please encourage your child to select at least one task per week. Children who choose to do more tasks will gain house points for their efforts.
Literacy: Recounts, Re-tellings, Non-Fiction Writing, Scientific Explanations
Maths: Number/Place Value and Statistics
Science: Local Flowers, Trees, and Plants, and Insects
P.E. Gymnastics, Dance, and Balance
PSHE: Healthy Eating and Emotional Well being
Music: Songs of Friendship
Topic: Wriggle and Crawl
Geography and History: Local environment: Plants and Insects
Art and DT: Drawing, Collage, Model Making, and Painting
R.E: Bible Stories
|Bronze 1 points||Silver 2 points||Gold 3 points|
|Draw and label your favourite mini beast including its name, wings, legs, antennae, shell, and eyes. You could include thorax and abdomen.||Find out a fact about the following mini-beasts and write a sentence for each one: Butterfly, Ladybird, Honey Bee, Wood Lice, and Earth Worm||Make a mini beast book. You can focus on your favourite mini beast or choose a few. Include facts about their diet, habitat, and life cycle. Include any other special features they might have.|
|Learn how to spell the following topic words for a week: antennae, habitat, larvae, carapace, thorax, abdomen, compound eyes, proboscis. Find out what each word means and write the definition.||Write the months of the year every day in order for a week. Make sure to capitalise the first letter.||Go to the library and check out a book about insects. Prepare a report about what you have learned. Share three to five facts with the class.|
|Create your own mini beast. Make a list of its special features. Be as creative as you want.||Write your own poem about your favourite mini beast. Recite it to the class.||Make a mini beast survey of your garden or local green space. Be sure to look under rocks, fallen branches, under plant pots, and around trees. Draw and label what you find.|
|Make a list of all the trees and flowers you can identify in your garden or local green space. Be on the look out for bluebells and daffodils. Discuss which trees are coniferous and deciduous and why.||
Practise counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s (Year 1) identify the even and odd numbers.
Practise 4, 6, and 7 times tables (Year 2)
Watch CBeebies Mini Beast Adventures with Jess. Watch the Earwig Adventure, The Snail Adventure, and The Mini Beasts that Live in the Water Adventure. Write down something you learned from each adventure.
|Count to 50 in even and odd numbers. Can you count backwards from 50 in even then odd numbers? If you can show it off to the class.||Write a short story about a mini beast.||Make a junk model of a mini beast. You could make a shoe box habitat for it.|
|Make a bug alphabet. A is for Aphid, B is for Bee, C is for Centipede... You may use bug related vocabulary such as A is for antenna as well as bug names. Good Luck!||Write a detailed description of a mini beast. Include markings, colours, number of legs, shape, and how it moves. What kind of mouth does it have and why?||
Watch a documentary about mini beasts with a parent or carer. Note down any interesting facts you learned and report them to the class. BBC Bitesize KS1 Mini Beasts is a short film packed with interesting facts.
We try to set a Maths homework task fortnightly this will be sent home in their orange homework books. We are currently working on counting on and back in 1's, 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's from a given number. We are also learning the multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the division facts that link with these. Please continue to practise adding 2 numbers (1 digit and 2 digits or 2 two digit numbers together and learning the number bonds up to and including 20). Thank you!
Number bonds to 20 game (Year 2) http://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html
Games and activities to do at home. www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Spellings, are sent home weekly.
Phonics subject knowledge for parents;
Picnic on Pluto Game
Buried Treasure Game
Phonics Frog Word Dip
Teach your Monster to Read
Spellings to be tested Wednesday 16.5.18
Spellings to be tested on Wednesday 23.5.18
Spellings to be tested on Wednesday 9.5.18
As part of PHSE this term the children should learn their address and the phone number of a parent or carer. Please practise this with your child if they don't already know it. When your child has learnt this information, you should note it in their homework book. Many Thanks