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.
This term our topic is ‘Brilliant Bodies.’
Here is an overview of what we will be learning during this topic:
Science: The Human Body and the 5 senses
History: Florence Nightingale
Geography: Our Local Area
DT: Making a fruit salad
ICT: Using the internet safely
PE: Gymnastics – Travelling and Balancing
PSHE: ‘Growing up.’
Things to remember for this year:
Children are expected to read on a daily basis and reading books are changed daily at school so please remember to bring book bags in everyday.
Each week children will have:
*A phonetically decodable reading book
*A reading book for fun
*A library book
Maths packs are changed every Monday for children to complete during the week. These packs include games and practical activities.
Year 2 Homework:
Homework will be sent out on Mondays and will need to be handed in the following Monday.
Spellings are uploaded onto ‘EdShed’ each week. Parents will be given a log in during the first week of term. There will be no spelling test in school but it is really important that children practise these daily.
P.E. is taught on Mondays.
Please can you make sure that full P.E kits are available in school all week.
Golden Time is on Friday afternoons – The class will decide on their weekly treat with their class teacher and parents will be informed if they need to bring anything in.
‘Show and Tell’: Children in Reception and Year 1 can bring in something to talk about every Friday.
These are some websites we use with the children so they will be familiar with most. They especially enjoy singing the number songs!
Ordering and sequencing numbers-
Crickweb has lots of different games suitable for early years.
Here are some that are useful:
Count with Lecky
Splat number square to find patterns and numbers. http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html
Guess the number:
Phonics games for all
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: PHONICS
This is a video on how to pronounce phonemes (smallest unit of sound). This is how your child should be pronouncing these sounds.
Numbers in their teens start with a 1
Everybody get up (the counting song)