Week beginning 1st April 2019
Stingray Class have been working incredibly hard this week in preparation for their BOUNCE showcase. They have put together an exciting fitness circuit that they will lead their parents around. In English the children have been able to write wonderful clear instructions that will guide their parents through the circuit!
In maths the children have been learning all about time! They have been able to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes using specific mathematical vocabulary. Some children have even been able to the time to the nearest 5 minutes! I am incredibly proud of how hard they have all worked!
On the last day of term the children took part in an Easter egg hunt around the school they were incredibly well behaved and were wonderful role models to the rest of Key Stage 1.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and will see you back on Tuesday 23rd April for our Summer term!
Miss Roberts :)
Stingray Class September 2018 !
Welcome to the Stingray Class page! This year Stingray Class will be taught by Miss Roberts and Mrs Messenger, who will teach us on a Thursday morning. Mrs Lack, Mrs Rose and Mrs Francis are the other adults who will be supporting the learning within our class.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or questions and I will reply as soon as possible.
Summer One: Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
Climbing the battlements or tunnelling in the ground, there’s a whole world of adventure and fun to be found! This term, we will be learning all about the different parts of a castle and describe how they have changed over time. Our impact activity is making shields so please bring in suitable card on the first day back!
Using a wide range of materials, we’ll build models of castles and test the strength of our structures. We’ll learn and hear stories featuring castles and towers! Maps and photographs will help us learn about the tallest buildings and the longest tunnels in the world. We will be writing letters and narratives and we’ll find out about the amazing Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and improve our PE skills by playing attacking and defending games. As an amazing finale to a very busy half term we will be visiting Lulworth Castle.
Help your child prepare for their project Towers, tunnels and turrets are everywhere! Why not visit a castle or tower? Look at the materials the structure is made of to decide why the materials were chosen. You could also use blocks or stones to create tall towers. How high can you go? Alternatively, play Jenga together and see if you can work out how to make the tower stay strong, even when you have removed some of the blocks!
Spring 2 topic: Bounce!
Can you run like a cheetah, leap like a frog or bounce like a kangaroo?
This half term, we will be finding out if we can hop, skip, run, jump and bounce! During this topic we will be involved in a variety of writing styles such as recount, stories and instruction. We’ll take part in a variety of sporting activities and see if practice makes perfect.
Film clips, photographs and information books will help us to investigate how animals move, and we’ll find out how exercise can affect our bodies. Our maths skills will help us to discover how far we can throw and how quickly we can run. Sporting heroes will provide us with plenty of inspiration as we work together in teams and rely on each other to score points and win games.
At the end of the project, we’ll share what we have learnt with you.
If you have any of these books at home please bring them in to share with us!
Home learning ideas for you and your family.
Spring 1 topic: Street Detectives!
Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives! This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and look at the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to local families about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved. We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and plan talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps and create a model of a local building.
We need your help!
If you or a family member used to go to St Andrew's especially the old building) then please let us know; we would love to be able to ask them questions! If you have any old photographs of the local area/school then please let us see them!
If you have any old maps (of anywhere) that you can donate for us to have to look at/cut up etc please bring them in!
As of this Friday (21/09/18), we will be issuing a phonics activity for the children to complete for homework. This is in addition to the homework expectations outlined at our recent parent meetings.
The children can return their homework once it has been completed. The homework will be issued each Friday. Some children will require adult support to complete the activities.
Below are the Year 1 and 2 common exception word lists. These are a list of words that the children need to be able to spell by the end of year 1 and 2. Each child will be coming home with a copy of these spellings for you to refer to at home and each week the children will be tested on a select few of the year 2 words. Please ensure that your children are confident in being able to spell all of the expected year 1 words.
Stingray WOW of the week is
In Friday Worship one child is selected from each class as our WOW child. During the week this child has demonstrated something that has WOWED their teachers.
Please follow the link below to watch a short video on Growth Mindset.