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Year 1 / 2 Turtles

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.                 

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Year 1/2 Turtles - Class Gallery

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 One will be learning...



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!



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

Place Value (within 10)

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)



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 Two will be learning...



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!




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

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction



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. 



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. 




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