Welcome to The Hurricanes Class.
We are a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class with space for 20 Year 1 and 10 Year 2 children. Our teacher is Mrs. Winter with Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Mulchay and Miss Kearvell supporting across the week. We aim to provide a supportive, nurturing environment where children can continue to progress on their learning journey and meet their potential. Children should feel secure to make mistakes as well as celebrate achievements.
We believe education to be a partnership between school and home, working together to meet the needs of every child. Communication is key to this partnership so please come and talk to us if you have any worries or concerns, or want to share your child's successes. If you wish to have a longer conversation, please make an appointment so we have time to listen.
We look forward to supporting your children as they continue to develop and grow.
Where in the world have you been?
In our geography lesson on Tuesday we will be discussing different places we have visited. If your child has been to another country they will be invited to share their experiences. We will be thinking about:
- How they travelled there.
- What the weather was like.
- What clothes they needed.
- What they saw when they were there.
Children might also talk about different languages, food and flags of other countries.
It would be helpful if you could talk to your child about any experiences they would like to share. Children may wish to bring in souvenirs or photos to prompt discussions.
Obviously travel abroad has been difficult in the last couple of years, so if you have experiences yourself that you would like to share with your child or if you have family living abroad that children are familiar with they may like to talk about these.
The Elephant's Child
We have been enjoying sharing Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories in Hurricane class. I had been telling the children about how my Dad used to read the stories to me as a child and used different voices for all the characters, so today he came in and shared one of my favourites with the class.
Hurricanes Weather Watchers
In geography this week children had a go forecasting and presenting weather reports.
Hurricanes and Hercules Geography
We are learning about weather in geography. In our last lesson each class conducted research into different weathers and seasons. This week we shared what we had found out. Hurricanes told Hercules all about the wind then Hercules children shared their research with a partner.
We have been exploring the author Rudyard Kipling's use of repetitive language in his Just So stories. To support children’s understanding of this we retold familiar traditional tales, identifying the repetitive phrases. We also acted out the story of the Enormous Turnip.