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Year 1/2 - Stingray class

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Home Learning Opportunities


- Daily reading with an adult

- Mathletics, TT Rockstars or Reading Eggs for 30 minutes per day


In addition to this, there will be daily activities uploaded to our class pages for children to access at home. This will commence from Monday 23rd March 2020 and the pages will be updated daily by 9am.


- Phonics (See Turtle class page)

- Maths (See Turtle class page)

- Writing (See Stingray class page)

- Wider curriculum activity (See Seahorse class page)


Some of us will continue to work at school to support the children and families identified by the Government yesterday (18/03/2020) and some of us are working remotely from home. We are available via our email and will endeavor to reply at the earliest opportunity. Our working patterns will be Monday to Friday 8:30-16:00.


Stay safe 


KS1 Team

Stingray Class September 2019 

Welcome to the Stingray Class page! This year Stingray Class will be taught by Miss Roberts. Miss Aitken will be supporting the learning in our class.


Please feel free to email me at if you have any queries or questions and I will reply as soon as possible.


Our term starts when we discover our classrooms have had an unusual visitor in over the half term holiday.  Stomp, crash, roar! Watch out – there are dinosaurs about!


This half term we will spend time exploring non-chronological reports, writing fact cards about dinosaurs and creating newspaper reports about the the classroom visitors.  We will share dinosaur poetry and use these to inspire us to write our own.  In maths we will be learning about shape and space and fractions. We will explore geographical features of our local area and further afield to include the worlds continents and oceans.  History is a natural part of this topic and will include finding out about influential people such as local person Mary Anning.  Our topic will be complete with a visit to Dorchester Dinosaur Museum where we will be able to add to our knowledge! 

Week beginning- 17th January 2020 

We have had wonderful week in Stingray Class. The children have continued to learn all about real-life superheroes including Florence Nightingale. The children were fascinated by how she has changed nursing and how this has impacted our lives now. The children used the following words to describe the characteristics of a real-life superhero: brave, clever, thoughtful, determined, courageous, strong and many more!


In English, the children were focusing on re-telling the story of Superworm. The children made some wonderful story maps and were able to use actions to help them re-tell the story. All children tried their bets and I am so proud of all of them! 


In Maths, we have been focusing on division and how we can use the sharing and grouping method to solve calculations. The children have worked really hard at this and have been using lots of wonderful maths vocabulary to explain their reasoning. 


As a class, we have been reading Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox' ask your child all about it and see what they can tell you about this intriguing story.  


Spring One - 'Superheroes'



Our first day back to school on Tuesday 7th January 2020 will be a VISION day!  During this day we will explore our school vision and discover what 'making a difference... with each other' means to us and how we might demonstrate this.







We would like to start the topic in an exciting way and are therefore asking children to come in dressed as a superhero on Wednesday 8th January. Home made costumes will be fine!  


Let’s put on our capes and discover our superpowers as we search for an answer to the question, ‘What is a superhero?’ This half term, we’ll work with the narrative 'Superworm', non-fiction 'How to be a superhero' and explore persuasive writing.  We will learn about real-life heroes from history including Florence Nightingale. As part of this project, we’ll explore our senses of smell, touch, taste, hearing and sight and investigate different foods. We’ll also test our superpowers by climbing, running, jumping and moving to music.



Please click on the links below to download the topic booklist, home learning ideas and knowledge organiser.

Stingray WOW of the week is


Well done!


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.