Bluebell Class Year 1 and Year 2
Bluebell Class Information
Class Teachers: Samantha Simonitsch (Monday-Thursday) and Suzanne Miles (Thursday-Friday)
Teaching Assistants:Sian Campling and Linda Redden
Bluebell Class has twenty year two pupils and ten pupils from year one.
All children in this class follow Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum.
Friday 18th September
What a very busy start to the school year! The children have been working really well both in the classroom and in our outside spaces. We are very lucky to have access to the quiet area and small netball court. The children have been brilliant at washing their hands and learning lots of new routines over the last two weeks. Keep up the good work Bluebells!
Our science this term is all about materials. The children have looked for materials (plastic, metal, rock, glass, paper, fabric etc.) and have also sorted materials. This week they have been learning to identify the properties of materials, for example hard, smooth, rough and bendy. We also talked about more challenging vocabulary such as flexible and rigid.
We will continue to use Seesaw to load messages, photographs of work etc. Thank you to everyone for loading reading record notes from home to the 'Reading Record' folder in Seesaw. If you have any problems please email one of us.
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.