Bluebell Class Year 1 and Year 2
Bluebell Class Information
Class Teachers: Samantha Simonitsch (Monday-Thursday) and Suzanne Miles (Thursday-Friday)
Teaching Assistant: Sara Birmingham (full time)
Class email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluebell Class has twenty Year 2 pupils and ten pupils from Year 1. All children in this class follow Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum.
Friday 11th October 2019
The children had great fun making egg box dragons last week. This week everyone has worked hard to write their own egg box dragon story.
In Science the children tested whether objects could change shape. With great delight a variety of objects were squashed, twisted, stretched and bent and the results were recorded.
In our Friday Maths lessons year two children have been learning to find different combinations of coins to make the same amount of money. Year one children have been using their knowledge of place value to match coins with equivalent values e.g. five 1 pence coins is equivalent to one 5 pence coin.
Friday 27th September 2019
This week we have been learning to write instructions. We have been identifying imperative (bossy) verbs in our writing e.g. cut, take, put. Next week we will be making our own egg box dragons and writing instructions.
Place value has been our focus in maths. Year one children have been counting forwards and backwards and learning to write numbers the right way round. Year two children have used lots of practical equipment to partition numbers into tens and ones.
Phonics and Reading
We teach phonics in Key Stage 1 through ‘Letters and Sounds’ using a synthetic phonics approach. We use ‘Book Bands’ to organise a range of reading materials for children learning to read. In the Early Years Foundation Stage or in the earliest stages of learning to read these are based around Oxford Reading Tree as a core scheme.