Year 1 & 2 Class News

What’s growing?

Posted on Wednesday 06 May 2020 by Miss Beatson

Mr Atkins has been very busy planting some vegetables in our school allotment. Can you guess what he has planted?

There are peas, carrots, radishes, lettuces, beetroot, spring onions and potatoes! Thank you Mr Atkins for watering them and keeping them going until we are all back at school.

01 May 2020 : Friday extra maths challenges

Posted on Friday 01 May 2020 by Mrs Latham

BBC Bitesize and White Rose Maths have teamed up to create some challenges that will be published every Friday.

Here are today’s :

Year 1 : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhmbrj6

Year 2 : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh23gwx

 

Happy Friday!

Posted on Friday 01 May 2020 by Miss Harker

I am ending the week with a huge smile on my face thanks to the fantastic home learning that has been happening:

Ralph has completed some work for Beavers. He walked 2000 steps for his ‘Hike to the Moon’ badge by going up and down the stairs 72 times!

Jacob is beginning to join his letters in preparation for year two. Keep up the good work!

The maths learning has been all about money. Playing shops is a fun way to learn about this – great work, Lucas and Jacob!

Hello from Miss Harker

Posted on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Miss Harker

It’s Sunday again and another week of being in ‘lockdown’ completed. Well done! I hope that you’re all remaining happy and healthy at home.

The home learning will look a little bit different next week. Keep an eye out for videos. I hope that they help you with your jobs.

Ralph has emailed me some of his learning that he has been doing at home:

You’ve knocked my socks off Ralph! You can send questions, messages and photographs to:

katieharker@spherefederation.org

 

Free access to NumBots (part of Times Table Rockstars)

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by Mrs Latham

Before schools closed, each Year 2 child was given a username and password to access Times Table Rockstars. This is useful for Year 2 children to work on their times tables. There is also NumBots which is for improving addition and subtraction skills. They are both worth a look. If you have lost your username/password (or Year 1s if you would like yours to go on Numbots), email katieharker@spherefederation.org and I will be able to get it for you.

Home learning help – BBC and White Rose

Posted on Monday 20 April 2020 by Mrs Latham

The BBC Bitesize Daily lessons and resources are also excellent. You can watch them on your tv, tablet or laptop.  There is the menu below. We also use White Rose to aid our maths planning in school and they have lots of resources too https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/.

Five Star Sports LIVE sessions

Posted on Friday 17 April 2020 by Mrs Latham

Five Star Sports regularly come into school to deliver fabulous sporty sessions. They are running some LIVE sessions on Facebook for you to join in with. There is a Monday session for younger children and Saturday morning football sessions. Join in and keep active with them.

Reading at home

Posted on Monday 30 March 2020 by Mrs Latham

We have had a few emails asking what to do when children have finished reading their school reading books.

Any books you read at home will be fine; story books, comics, magazines, dictionaries, atlases, chapter books, recipes or lists. The children don’t need to be able to read every single word independently. You can read to them, take turns, look for words they can read and talk about the book.

There are also lots of e books on Twinkl for free, ranging from traditional tales to information texts – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/literacy/reading/reading-ebooks

Just keep reading!

Happy Friday!

Posted on Friday 27 March 2020 by Miss Harker

Hi year one and two,

I hope that you are all staying safe. It feels like a long time since we’ve seen each other but it has only been a week! I hope that you have enjoyed some of the learning tasks I have set. I would LOVE to see some photos and hear about what you are doing at home. Remember that you can send me questions and messages too!

katieharker@spherefederation.org

I have been joining in with the Joe Wicks live workout and reading my book in the garden. Have you been playing outside in the sunshine?

I miss you all and hope to see you soon

Love Miss Harker

 

World Book Day 2020

Posted on Friday 06 March 2020 by Miss Beatson

This week, we’ve been celebrating World Book Day by sharing stories for ten minutes each day. Yesterday, lots of children brought in their favourite book to share with the class. Foundation had a great time dressing up as a favourite book character, whilst KS1 and KS2 visited Scholes Primary School to watch a Hobgoblin performance of Wind in the Willows.