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Year 1/2 – Ahlberg, Inkpen and Waddell

Welcome to Year 1/2 

Welcome back and Happy New Year.  We hope you had a peaceful and joyous Christmas break.  Thank you for all your support last term.  We have another busy and exciting term planned for the children.  Please read through the new homework grid below and check the new spellings to be tested on Wednesday 17th January.



Meet our Team  

Waddell Class: Mrs. Harris  Mrs. Allaway 

Inkpen Class: Mrs. Barnes  Mrs. Bingham 

Ahlberg Class: Mrs. White  Mrs Muzzio



                                                                 Key Information

This term Key Stage 1 will be welcoming a student from the School Central Initial Teacher Training Program (SCITT).  Eleanore Sedgwick  will be based in Waddell class until March.  She will be in class Monday to Thursday supporting and teaching lessons alongside Mrs. Harris.  



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: Spellings will sent out on Friday and tested on the following Wednesday.


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: Scientific Explanations, Booklets, Lists, Riddles, Poems, Post cards, and Instructions  


Maths: Addition, Subtraction, and Measurement


Science: Weather, Flowers, Trees, and Plants


P.E. Gymnastics, Dance, and Balance


PSHE:  Drugs and Medicine


Music: Classic Rock Anthems, pulse, and rhythm


Topic:  Splendid Skies


Geography and History: Extreme Weather, Sir Francis Beaufort


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


R.E: New Years Celebrations







Home Learning


Homework Grid:

Bronze 1 points Silver  2 points Gold 3 points
Go out on a rainy day and find the biggest, widest and deepest puddle.  How high up your wellie boots did it go?  How many wellie boot lengths did it measure across at the widest part. Write the days of the week in order everyday for a week.  Make sure to capitalise the first letter of every day.  Visit your local library to find stories and books about the weather and bring in your favourite ones to share with the class.
Learn how to spell the following weather words for a week: rain, wind, sunny, snow, sleet, storm, dry, cold, chilly, thunder, cloudy Write the months of the year every day in order for a week.  Make sure to capitalise the first letter. Make your own weather chart for a week, recording the weather and highest temperature every day.
Take your teddy for a day out.  Write about where teddy went, what he did, and what the weather was like.  Write your own shape poem about the rain, the sun, or a cloud.  The poem should be written in the shape of a raindrop, the sun, or a cloud. Write a booklet or poster about sun safety.
Show an adult how to make a shadow using a torch. Collect rain water in a bottle or bucket and measure the water level everyday.  How much did you collect at the end of the week. Go on a seasonal walk looking for signs of the seasons.  Photograph or draw at least five clues that tell us that it is winter.
Recite a poem about the weather. Learn how to fly a kite.  Tell the class about it.  Research Sir Francis Beaufort.  Who was he?  What did he do?
Write your spellings on a steamy mirror or window after your bath. Make a shadow puppet and show the class. Make a mini book containing photographs or drawings wearing outfits suitable for each season or weather type.  


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 for Friday 5.1.18 to be tested on Wednesday 10.1.18

Tigers Lions Leopards Panthers Pumas
called August boathouse explode measure
their launch lunchroom envelope visual
spray haul raincoat alone pleasure


stone playground wearing treasure
play toe classroom caring usual
day note bathroom sharing television


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.