Year 1/ 2
Welcome to Year's 1 and 2
1H Miss Harvey & Mr Harris
1/2L Miss La Veys
2E Mrs English & Mrs Turner
We never give up and value a growth mindset (I don't know how to do this 'yet'!). We work together to create a warm and welcome atmosphere, where every class member feels valued, safe and listened to.
The key stage 1 teaching team are passionate about reading and can't wait to share many wonderful stories and poems. We are also very creative and have lots of inspiring activities planned. This is going to be a marvellous year!
Things to remember
Reading record and reading books to be brought into school daily.
Water bottle - filled with water only.
Wednesday & Friday
PE - please ensure PE kit is labelled and kept at school.
|Show and Tell. Your child will receive a sticker in their diary when they have been selected for show and tell. (please discuss the show and tell item your child wishes to bring in to support their speaking and listening skills. Thank you.)
Accelerated Reader in Year 2
The programme is designed to work out a reading level (or STAR reading level) for students at the start (by means of a STAR test, completed in English lessons). Students then read books within this level – all books in the library that are registered with AR have a coloured star label on the spine to help them recognise books within their ‘zone’. Students take a quiz on the website after reading each book to assess how well they understood it. Their STAR level is tested every term to see how they have progressed. Once you have read your book, you can then log onto Accelerated reader and quiz your book, which involves answering questions about what you have read. Let us know your score and we can change your book.
If you finish a book and you would like to try something different, sign up for FREE to Oxford Owl reading, You can choose from a range of books including phonics, fiction and non fiction books.
How can I help my child in KS1?
Talking, listening and reading:
Continue to hear them read daily, practise counting in different ways (2s, 5s and 10s), talk to them about their day and encourage them to read by visiting the local library, bookshops or using eBooks online.
As reading comprehension is so important, checking your child’s understanding of the book they are reading is an excellent way to support them. Asking questions such as: ‘What might happen next? Why do you think the character is behaving this way? What sort of atmosphere is being created?’ will help them to engage with their reading on a deeper level.
You can also do this when you are reading to them, which is still so important at this age. Children learn a lot from the way we read aloud and we can encourage them to see how the author’s use of punctuation changes the way we read their work. Think about pointing out statements, commands, questions or exclamations when reading with your child. You might want to use a range of voices to show how types of sentences and punctuation can be read in different ways.