Year 1/2 – Ahlberg and Inkpen

Welcome to Year 1/2 


Meet our Team  

Inkpen Class: Miss Benham and Mrs. Allaway

Ahlberg Class: Mrs. Harris, Mr. Cook and Mrs. Brown


Welcome to Autumn Term 2.  The children are thoroughly enjoying our new topic Dinosaur Planet.  They have been learning about the fascinating work of Mary Anning.  Please ask them to tell you about this amazing young lady.  As part of our topic work we are very lucky to have an in school workshop about fossils from Life Long Ago.  This will take place on Monday 18th November.  We have worked with them in the past and they are top notch providers.  The children will get to handle and identify real dinosaur fossils and will come away with even more knowledge and enthusiasm for the topic.  Many thanks to the HSA for enabling this workshop to happen through their generous support.


Please note that spelling tests are now given on Friday.  New spelling and homework grids will be put into your child's homework books by the end of the week.  Please let your class teacher know if your child has not received the new grids.  Please check to make sure it is in your child's homework book. 


The children will be  given a Mathletics log on code in their homework books.  Mathletics homework is set every other week.  Paper homework is set alternative weeks.  If you need support with Mathletics please make a note in your reading records.  


Now that the children are in Key Stage 1, we ask that you enable your children to develop their independence and come into the classroom by themselves and organise their own equipment and clothing in the morning. This is an important part of their learning and development and enables them to get on quickly with their morning work.  If you need to speak to your class teacher please wait until the end of the day when all the children have been dismissed.  Notes written in reading records will be checked every morning by an adult.  Thank you for your support.  


 P.E. kit should be brought in every Monday and left in school until Friday.  


Ahlberg P.E. - Monday and Tuesday

Inkpen P.E. - Tuesday and Wednesday

                                                                 Key Information


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.  If homework books are not put in the box we will not be able to mark them.  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.  If reading books are not put in the box we will not be able to change them.  Many thanks.


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.


Key Dates:


Monday 4th November: Children return to school.

Monday 18th November: Life Long Ago Assembly

Wednesday 4th December: Ahlberg Christingle Assembly

Wednesday 11th December: Inkpen Hannukah Assembly

Thursday 19th December: Christmas Service at St. Micheal's Church Bray 6pm

Friday 20th December: Children break up for Christmas




Curriculum News


Literacy: Core Texts: Croc and Bird, The Ugly Duckling, and Stone Girl Bone Girl, fiction and non-fiction books about dinosaurs, pamphlets, fact files, story writing, and recounts.


Maths: Place Value,  Adding and Subtracting


Science: Animals Including Humans


P.E. Spatial Awareness, Movement and Dance


PSHE: Friendship, Anti- Bullying Week


Music: Pitch,Tempo, and Volume


Topic:  Dinosaur Planet


Geography and History: Mary Anning 


Art and DT:  Moving parts models


R.E:  What does Christmas mean to Christians?


Computing: Mouse and keyboard skills



Pumas: Adding prefixes and suffixes to words, making plural nouns, reading and writing contractions, and making compound words, parts of speech, identifying questions, statements, and exclamations.

Panthers: Reviewing split diagraphs, reading and writing words with are, ore, ure, ire, au, ear.

Lions: Learning sounds ay, ow, ie, and ea as well as introducing tricky words.

Tigers: Reviewing all initial sounds.









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.   
Welcome. We received our Ofsted inspection in May 2019 and were delighted to be rated a 'Good' rating. Our next Open Morning for new Reception parents in September 2020 is on Wednesday 6th November from 9.45-11.00am. Please contact the school office on 01628 627743 if you would like to come and visit our school.