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Year 1 / 2 Turtles

Please have a look at our Virtual Year 2 Harvest Celebration! The children have worked really hard to create a performance that can be shared with you all virtually, we hope you enjoy it! 

Please follow the link below: 

https://stmichaelwithstjohn.primarysite.media/media/year-2-virtual-harvest-celebration 

Welcome to the Year 1/2 Turtles!

 

Our names are Miss Cooper and Mrs Sargent and we are delighted to be teaching the Year 1/2 Turtles this year. Mrs Esat, Mrs Hester and Mrs Rhodes will also be helping us.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletins, homework grids, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.

 

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please arrive to school in full PE kit on this day. 

* School Library - The Turtles are timetabled to visit the school library every Monday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Thursday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), TTRockstars and one other piece to be completed.                 

Home Learning Tasks

Week Beginning 30th November

If you are currently learning from home, please follow the links below to access the learning taking place in class this week. 

 

Year 1-Home Learning Tasks

Monday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-and-respond-to-a-story-6cr66e

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-name-and-describe-3d-shapes-cnjkcd

Tuesday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-a-story-from-memory-68v3gc

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-and-classify-3d-shapes-70u3cc

Wednesday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-using-senses-6dhkcr

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-2d-shapes-c9gkjd

Thursday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-capital-letters-for-names-cmt3ee

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-describe-and-classify-2d-shapes-64ukjd

Friday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-link-our-reading-to-our-own-experiences-cth68r

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-and-create-repeating-patterns-6rtpac

 

Year 2-Home Learning Tasks

Monday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-and-respond-to-a-story-6mw3ad

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-two-2-digit-numbers-crvk6d

Tuesday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-a-story-from-memory-cmt62t

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/subtracting-two-2-digit-numbers-6gup2t

Wednesday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retell-the-main-events-in-a-story-ccw3cd

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-and-subtracting-two-2-digit-numbers-ctk3gr

Thursday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-capital-letters-and-full-stops-68v3ad

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-strategies-to-add-three-1-digit-numbers-61j32c

Friday

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-information-in-the-text-75jp4t

 

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidating-addition-and-subtraction-of-2-digit-numbers-6rr3ae

 

 

Purple Mash Log in

 

Your purple mash log in has been stuck in your reading record, however, if you find it is not there, then please contact me on the message button below and I will send your username and password. 

 

The website is:   www.purplemash.com

 

Times table Rockstars

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

TT Rockstars should be used daily for at least 15 minutes. If you have forgotten your log in, then please contact me on the message button and I will email your username and password!

 

 

Reading Eggs

 

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

Reading eggs is an extremely useful tool to improve our reading skills! I will be setting work to complete on here so please ensure you have your log in details (in your reading record). Again, if you can not access it or haven't got your log in details then please contact me on the message button below. 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Teacher

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Autumn 1

Our value this half term is FAIRNESS.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term Year 1 will be learning...

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the story 'Lost and Found'  by Oliver Jeffers. The children will be writing their own innovative version of the story! Then we will be learning about non-chronological reports and the children will write their own report including some of their fantastic knowledge of animals!

                               

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value (within 10)

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

 

Science

We will be focusing on animals. We will be looking at a variety of animals, their structures and what they need in order to survive. We will be learning lots of amazing vocabulary in order to identify and categorise lots of different animals. Have a look at our Knowledge Organiser at the bottom of this page to gain more of an insight on what the children will be learning!

 

 

This half term Year 2 will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be studying the text 'The Pirates Next Door' by Jonny Duddle through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story about someone else moving in next door to us!

 

Maths

 

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term is 'The Place Where I Live'. In geography we will be researching human and physical features of our locality, such as Witton Park. We will also be creating and planning for a new and exciting play area for our locality.

In history we will be looking at Blackburn and how it has changed throughout the years in particular how houses and playground equipment has evolved. 

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will be learning about and noticing that both animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will also be looking closely at the similarities and differences between humans and animals. 

 

 

Autumn 2

Our value this half term is PEACE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term Year 1 will be learning...

 

English

We are beginning the half term exploring the story ‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormell. Then we will look at poems and nonfiction texts.

                               

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

Shape

Place value (within 20)

 

Topic

History – Events of the Great Fire of London

Science – Seasonal change (Please check the Knowledge Organiser for key vocabulary and facts to learn at home)

 Design & Technology – Designing and making a pop-up book

Computing – Exploring Purple Mash, Grouping and Sorting and Pictograms

 

 

This half term Year 2 will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be exploring Traditional Tales with a Twist. We are looking for similarities between traditional tales and alternatives and will be building up to writing our own tale with a twist!

 

Maths

 

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Addition and Subtraction

Money

Multiplication and Division

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will be learning about and noticing that both animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will also be looking closely at the similarities and differences between humans and animals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Documents

If you need to contact Miss Cooper, please send a message below:

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