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Our Year 1 and 2 class

Welcome to Mars class. The teacher is Mrs Barnes and the Teaching Assistants are Mrs Riggs and Mrs Sparkes.

Welcome back to the Spring Term. We hope you had a lovely, restful Christmas break and are feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for all we have in store for 2024!

Our topic this Spring is ‘The Seaside’, where we will be studying local seasides and comparing them to other British coastal areas. Our Key Concept Question is ‘How has the seaside changed over time?’. There will be lots of opportunities for Mars to investigate this question, get creative through story and through hands-on exploration.

Alternate English and Maths homework activities will be uploaded onto Seesaw each week for Year Two, including their weekly spellings. The Maths will be via Mathletics (with a reminder added to Seesaw). For Year One, we encourage you to practise the weekly spellings learnt within our phonics studies and record your daily reading in your reading records. All children in Mars will have a whole week to practise their spellings in preparation for testing the following Friday.

As mentioned, we now have Mathletics up and running! Whilst Year Two will be set some activities to be completed by a set date, Year One will get to know Mathletics in class first and have an opportunity to explore it further at home without any specific tasks being set as homework.

Please continue to listen to your child read at home every evening; your support with this plays a huge part in your child’s progress.

Please do ensure your child brings outdoor clothing for all weathers – raincoats, sun hats and water bottles (water only, no squash, juices etc). If warm weather is forecast, please do apply lasting sun-cream before school too.

Our P.E. lessons are now on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please send your child in wearing their PE kit on these days.

Mrs Barnes