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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. Sutherland supporting. 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. 

Class events

Tue 7 Dec

Y1 - 3 Christmas production

Wed 8 Dec

Y1 - 3 Christmas production

Thu 9 Dec

FS / Y1 trip to Cogges

Fri 10 Dec

Y2/3 visit to Cogges

Tue 14 Dec

Carol service in church

See the full diary...

Whittling, chopping and creating

The children have really settled into Forest School and have become very independent in choosing what they want to do.  

After using a lot of willow the previous weeks, the children can now recognise it and talk about why it is good for various jobs.  This week, some of the children whittled the willow, measured and cut it with loppers and then put it in a tin in the fire.  After a short while, we took it out and saw that it had turned into charcoal - perfect for writing and drawing!

After talking about changes in weather and seasons, some of the children chose to help make a bug hotel using straw, leaves and sticks.  We hope that the mini beasts will love snuggling up in there!  One of the children even made a sign using our homemade charcoal.

The children give us ideas of snacks that they would like to make on the fire - one of which was fish n chips!  So, this week, we cooked fish fingers and fried potatoes on the fire - and every morsel was devoured!!

Foraging, firelighting and fun!

We've had a fab couple of weeks out at Forest School with the Class 2 children really getting stuck in.  

During the first week, the children had the chance to explore and see how the site had changed since they were last there.  They played on the new slackline, went pond dipping (and met one of our resident frogs), make a range of culinary delights in the mud kitchen and - generally - had fun!

We came together around the fire to cook and eat drop scones - which we served with freshly picked blackberries.

This week, lots of the children were keen to make bows and arrows.  They learned to identify willow by the colour of the branches and the leaves, and they cut some using loppers.  There was a lot of teamwork and problem solving with this activity.

Other children chose to build a den or have a go at getting a spark using a flint and steel.  Some also made leaf prints on flags, and we saw how the wind blew them.

Cooking and eating s'mores proved hugely popular!!

Phonics

Please have look at the phonics sounds sheet on our class page. This sheet contains all the sounds the children have been learning since foundation. You can help your child by getting them to say the sounds to you and by asking them to read words containing the different sounds. During the phonics screening check children will be asked to read a combination of real and alien words (nonsense words). This is to ensure they are using their phonics to decode words. It will be really helpful if you can ask your children to read a mixture of these words at home. For example, an alien word such as "sploon" would be spilt into the sounds s-p-l-oo-n. I have included a document that is a mixture of alien and real words that you can use for this. 

Year 2 Spellings

Please have a look at the Year 2 spelling document to see how you can help your child at home.

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. Sutherland supporting. 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. 

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