Skylark

 

 

Welcome to Skylark Class!

We have 13 children in Skylarks class from Reception to Year 2. Our teacher is Miss Huckle and our teaching assistants are Mrs Phillpotts and Mrs Priddin.

 

We have a lovely, bright, well-resourced classroom, with a creative area for indoor learning & play and a safe, enclosed outdoor area that is always accessible (with boots and waterproofs ready for rainy days!).

In Early years, children have access to a range of resources in our classroom and outdoor area where they can be creative and take ownership of their learning. We plan activities and enhancements and children are taught phonics on a daily basis to develop their knowledge of blending and segmenting sounds. Adults support children by introducing them to new experiences, concepts and skills. 

 

 

Welcome back, Skylarks!

Our topic this term is Animal Allsorts, where we will learn about animals from all around the World and their habitats. In Science, we will identify the characteristics of different animals and what they need to survive. In Art, we will design and create our own papier mache animals and design and sew animal puppets.

 

Skylark Welcome Letter 2019

 

Termly Topics

Animal Allsorts – Y1 & 2 Curriculum map – Term 1 

 

Animal Allsorts – EYFS Curriculum Map – Term 1

 

Fire! Fire! Curriculum Map – Autumn 2

 

Fire! Fire! – EYFS Curriculum Map

 

 

Things to remember for this year:

 

Homework

Children are expected to read on a daily basis.

Reading books are changed daily at school so please remember to bring book bags in everyday.

Maths packs are changed every Tuesday for children to complete during the week.

 

Spellings are given out on Mondays and tested the following Tuesday.

Year 1 Spelling Overview for Term 1: Spellings Y1

Year 2 Spelling Overview for Term 2: Spellings Y2

Y2: Homework will be sent out on Mondays and will need to be handed in the following Monday.

Term 1 Homework -Year 2

Term 2 Homework -Year 2

 

P.E.

P.E. is taught on Fridays.

Please can you make sure that full P.E kits are available in school all week.

 

Golden Time is on Friday afternoons – Children can bring in something to play with unless told otherwise.

 

Show and Tell: Children can bring in something to talk about on Wednesdays.

 

Useful websites:

These are some websites we use with the children so they will be familiar with most. They especially enjoy singing the number songs!

 

Reception-

Ordering and sequencing numbers-

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

Crickweb has lots of different games suitable for early years.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Here are some that are useful:

Initial sounds

Count with Lecky

Colouring sequence

 

Year 1-

Splat number square to find patterns and numbers. http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Guess the number:

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/guessthenumber.html

 

Phonics games for all

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Go onto free phonics play. On the side there will be links to the different phases.

Reception- phase 2 (Orange) or phase 3 (purple)

Year 1-phase 4 (green) or phase 5 (pink)

children can choose the sound they would like.

 

ALL PARENTS:

This is a video on how to pronounce phonemes (smallest unit of sound). This is how your child should be pronouncing these sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8

 

Number songs:

1-100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

Numbers in their teens start with a 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W5aYi3lkho

Everybody get up (the counting song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W5aYi3lkho