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Year 1/2 – Ahlberg, Inkpen and Waddell

Welcome to Year 1/2 


Meet our Team  

Waddell Class: Mrs. Harris  Mrs. Allaway 

Inkpen Class: Mrs. Barnes  Mrs. Bingham 

Ahlberg Class: Mrs. White  Mrs Muzzio





The children had a busy and fun filled week participating in lessons that highlighted health and well being.  As part of the week, the children completed the SRE curriculum and Pants are Private lesson. The children had a fantastic experience getting to learn about and handle Rock Pool animals on Wednesday morning.  Many thanks to all those who made a donation to make the experience possible.   We learned some very interesting things about starfish, crabs, and snails!


Inkpen class are collecting blue, green, and white plastic bottle tops.  Please send any in to Mrs. Barnes.  They would be greatly appreciated.

Waddell Class are collecting yogurt pots and plastic cups.



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.  The 6.6.18 spellings are from last term as the children were not tested the last week of term due to SATs.    



                                                                 Key Information



Waddell: Tuesday and Thursday 


Inkpen: Monday and Tuesday


Ahlberg: Monday and Tuesday


Homework Books:

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.




Curriculum News


Literacy: Post cards, letters, travel brochures, Non-Fiction Writing, Scientific Explanations


Maths: Number/Place Value and Time


Science: Local Flowers, Trees, and Plants, and Insects


P.E. Gymnastics, Dance, and Balance


PSHE:  SRE and healthy Lifestyles


Music: Songs of Friendship


Topic:  Rock Pools


Geography and History: Seaside Holidays


Art and DT: Drawing, Collage, Model Making, and Painting


R.E:  Sabbath Days







Year 1 & 2 Environmental Centre Visit

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Trip to Amersham

Waddell Class Superhero City

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Art and Design lessons based on topic work used to make a short film.

Home Learning


Homework Grid: Rock pools

Bronze 1 points Silver  2 points Gold 3 points
Write a sentence for each spelling word this week. Make a list of creatures found in rock pools.  Put them in alphabetical order. Make your own book about keeping healthy.  Consider diet, exercise, hygiene, and staying safe.
Learn how to spell the following topic words for a week: hermit crab, jelly fish, limpets, star fish, sea anemone, and mussel.  Write a fact about each creature. 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 rock pools.  Prepare a report about what you have learned.  Share three to five facts with the class.
Make a card for a friend.  Write a special compliment for them inside. Write your own poem about a day out at the beach. Write a recount of a trip you have taken to the beach or plan an imaginary trip to the beach.  Which beach would you choose?  How would you get there?  What would you pack?  What would you do there?
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 Silver Birches, Ash, Maple, and Lime trees.  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 an episode of Old Jack's Boat on Cbeebies and make a list of the characters including the rock pool creatures. 

Make a multi-media beach scene.  Paint a water colour background and add details with collage materials or drawings. Write a short story about a day at the beach. Draw and label a map of the UK.  Include the names of the countries, capital cities, and a major river in each country.
Make a fruit and vegetable alphabet. A is for avocado... Draw and label a rock pool.   Include as many creatures as you can.

Talk to your parents, carers, or grandparents about a favourite summertime memory.  It might be a favourite toy, game, activity, or friend.  Their memory could be of a special holiday or trip they took during the summer.  Write a few sentences about what they recall.






Maths homework


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)




Games and activities to do at home. 

Spellings, are sent home weekly. 




Spellings to be tested Wednesday 27.6.18

Tigers Lions Leopards Panthers Pumas
wall sharing happiness station quicker
call carrying sadness fiction quicker
talk crying happily friction happily


flying sadly motion sadly
talking caring quickly section quickly
walking trying happiest nation happiest 

Spellings to be tested on Wednesday 4.7.18

Tigers Lions Leopards Panthers Pumas
happy unlock middle quicker station
happier undo rattle quickest friction
happiest unlucky riddle happily fiction


unhappy little sadly section
taller unloved bottle quickly nation
tallest unload table happiest caution


Spellings to be tested on Wednesday 11.7.18

Tigers Lions Leopards Panthers Pumas
unlock watch calling reason beautiful
undo watching walking season laughed
unload catching talking poison laughing


switch watching noisiest coughed
unhappy switching catching noisier cough
unlucky catch switching happiness plough

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 

KS1 Team

Pencil cases and rucksacks in Key Stage 1: Children do not need pencil cases in Key Stage 1.  We would encourage children to bring in a school book bag rather than a large rucksack due to the lack of space in some of the classrooms.