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. Cooke and Mrs. Brown


Welcome back.  We hope you had a lovely summer holiday.  Please keep reading to find out what exciting learning opportunities your child will have this term.


Please note that spelling tests are now given on Monday.  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.  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.


Key Dates:


Thursday 24th October: Children break up for Half Term

Monday 4th November: Children return to school.

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:The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Meerkat Mail

lists, invitations, post cards, story writing, brochures, pamphlets


Maths: Place Value


Science: Animals Including Humans


P.E. Spatial Awareness and Movement


PSHE: Friendship, Citizenship, and New Beginnings


Music: Pitch,Tempo, and Volume


Topic:  Paws, Claws, and Whiskers


Geography and History: Habitats


Art and DT:  Sewing and Patterns in Nature 


R.E:  Who Should You Follow?


Computing: Mouse and keyboard skills



Pumas: Adding prefixes and suffixes to words, making plural nouns, reading and writing contractions, and making compound words

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. Our next Open Morning for prospective Reception children in September 2020 is on Tuesday 1st October from 10-11am.