Tredington Primary School

Year 1/2

Hello, welcome to the Y1/2 Class webpage. We have lots of fun in Year 1/2 learning how to be ACE learners. We learn independence and how to be resilient learners to prepare us for our journey into KS2. 

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Walsh. Mr Lake teaches us on a Monday. Mrs Parrott works in our class supporting our learning every day. 

 

For the new Summer term curriculum letter Click here

For the new Spring term curriculum letter, click here.

For the full Autumn term curriculum letter, click here.

For the September 2021 Meet the Teacher slides, click here.

Last term we enjoyed learning about Life on the farm. This term we will be learning about the Platinum Jubilee. 

This webpage is designed to provide you with lots of information to support your child's learning at Tredington this term, and beyond.

Further information around life in our class is available

 

Reading

Our reading sessions are split into Year groups and run on a 2-week alternate cycle. The 2 cycles are ‘Reciprocal Read’ and ‘Reading for Pleasure’. In Reciprocal read cycles children focus on an extract/text and unpick it using these skills- predict, clarify new vocabulary, ask questions and then summarise the text they have read. In Year 2, these discussion sessions begin with and independent pre read session and end with a comprehension activity. Reading for pleasure is a chance for children to engage in reading of their choice guided by an activity. In our class we explore and author of the month, buddy read and spend time in the library and our book corner.  

We endeavour to read with the children as much as possible so the children can practise using sounds, blending, reading common exception words by sight and gaining fluency and expression within their reading. We will focus on discussing the things they have read to ensure they have a good understanding of a variety of texts.  

We all love reading at TPS and always like to encourage our children to read as often as possible. Your support with reading their books at home will be extremely beneficial. Please ensure you write any comments with the books they have read in their yellow reading diary.

 

Maths

At the beginning of each Maths unit, we complete elicitation activities that inform us how to pitch the learning journey to each child’s needs. We tailor the teaching and learning activities to the specific needs of the children and the class.

The Maths topics we will be focusing on during the summer term are:

Year 1:

- Multiplication and division
-Place value within 100
-Fractions
-Time
-Position and direction
-Money

Year 2:

-Length and height
-Position and direction
-SATS revision- efficient ways to solve calculations
-Time
-Weight and capacity
 

We explore the objective practically with concrete objects before taking them to the next steps of pictorial and abstract challenges. The children will have opportunities to apply their knowledge, making links throughout the curriculum, whilst expanding their learning through challenges and everyday problems.

In every Maths lesson we begin with ‘Fluent in 5’. This is 3 different questions each day that focus on the same maths skill. This is to ensure the children are revisiting the number facts and skills everyday during their maths lesson. This also encourages independence.  

  Writing

 We will be using ‘Talk 4 Writing’ to learn a variety of texts through pictorial representations and actions.

Find out more about Talk 4 Writing here

We will be using ‘Talk 4 Writing’ to learn a variety of texts through pictorial representations and actions.

The first part of the Summer Term will be slightly different. Year 1's will complete an instruction unit building on their prior knowledge from the Autumn term and writing more detailed, concise instructions. They will learn ‘How to capture a Wolf’ for the model text. During this unit, Year 2's will be focusing on key grammar skills to prepare them for their upcoming SATs. This will include looking and word classes and developing their writing technique in different short burst writes.  

In Summer 2, the children will learn a portal story and work on describing settings by using imaginative vocabulary.

During each of these units the children will focus on new writing skills with a high focus on handwriting and presentation. We have daily handwriting sessions in Year 1/2 to ensure the correct letter formation at all times. 

Phonics & Spellings

Year 1

Phonics is taught daily in Year 1 in a fun and engaging way on the carpet with myself. Phonics teaches the children to read. In the GLA we teach the children Phase 5 sounds through sound families where we focus on the alternative ways to spell the same sound. In the summer term we will finish our Phase 5 sounds and identify any gaps that we need to revisit. Then we will move on to the start of Phase 6 which will have a larger focus on spelling rules.  The children will also learn a set of weekly common exception words.

Year 2

Year 2 spelling patterns are introduced once a week. Each week we do a range of activities around that spelling pattern to help children learn and embed the rule. These activities include making a toolkit to help children refer back to when they are writing. Our spelling focus will form our weekly spelling tests. Any children that didn’t pass the phonics screening check will continue with daily phonics as well as daily spelling sessions.  

Year 2 SATS Tests

Your child’s teacher is responsible for judging the standards your child is working at in English reading, English writing, mathematics and science, by the end of key stage 1. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and mathematics, commonly called SATs. They may also sit an optional test in English grammar, punctuation and spelling. The tests are a tool for teachers to help them measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into key stage 2. They also allow teachers to see how your child is performing against national expected standards. The tests can be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed. Pupils may not even know they are taking them as many teachers will incorporate them into everyday classroom activities.

Teachers will use the results from these tests, along with the work your child has done throughout the year, to help them reach their own judgements about how your child is progressing at the end of key stage 1. These teacher assessment judgements will be reported to you by the end of the summer term.

Please view the attached Powerpoint presentation for more details. 

 

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

 

 

 

Please view the attached Powerpoint presentation for more details.