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Mars class

Our Year 1 and 2 class

Welcome to Mars class. The teacher is Mrs Miller and the Teaching Assistants are Mrs Regardsoe, Mrs Sparkes and Mrs Jowett.

Hello and welcome back to a brand new school year!  I do hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are now ready to come back to school.

If you don’t know me already, my name is Mrs Miller and I am the Mars Class Teacher.  We are also very lucky to have some wonderful Teaching Assistants; Mrs Regardsoe who works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Mrs Sparkes who works Monday and Friday and Mrs Jowett who is full time.
Our topic this term is “Kings and Queens” with a key concept of “Power and Legitimacy” running through our enquiry of learning up the whole school.   In literacy, we are focussing on two texts this term and in Science, we will be looking at seasonal changes.  Please do take some time to read the medium term plan below which goes into more detail for you for these subjects and the rest of the curriculum.
We will have PE twice a week; Wednesdays with Coach Harry and Thursdays with Miss Massie.  Please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kits for these days.   We will endeavour to do as much PE outside as we can, so when the weather does take a turn, please make sure you wear warm PE clothes (jogging bottoms, hoodies, etc).
We will be hoping to visit Leeds Castle as our educational trip this term, which I am very looking forward to.  Our outdoor learning will be based around our science topic of seasonal changes.
Homework will be given out via Seesaw (logins will come home in the first week).   The homework will be uploaded on a Friday and due back in by the following Thursday online via Seesaw. Please do not hand in any paper copies to me. I will read the homework and make comments.  Homework will be as follows:
Y1: Spellings, alternating Maths and Topic/Literacy
Y2: Spellings, Maths and Topic/Literacy
Reading is at the heart of everything a child learns, so it is important that you hear your child read daily for 5 mins.  Please make a note in the contact book and each day I will stamp and acknowledge this.  Children may be asked to re-read books to deepen their knowledge of what is being read and to build on fluency.   Every day, children get the chance to move up the Reading Rocket in the classroom if they have read at home, with a reward at the end of the week if they get to the top of the Rocket.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any worries or concerns, or speak to myself or the Teaching Assistants at the door in the mornings and at the end of the day.  If you require a more private meeting, then please email me to make an appointment.