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Welcome to The Hurricane 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. Deegan supporting in the mornings and Mrs. Sutherland in the afternoons. 

Class events

Mon 30 Nov

Pantomime trip for Years 2 - 6

Tue 15 Dec

(provisional) FS/ KS1 production

See the full diary...

Counting in twos 

Counting in twos is a key skill children need to learn. Start by using a hundred square (in counting in tens resources below) to identify all the multiples of two, if you are able to print out children can colour in the twos to identify the pattern. 

Talk about odd and even numbers, this can be linked to whether a number can be shared equally between two and finding half of a number. The worm and apple activity can be used to practice counting in twos, discuss that when counting in twos the odd numbers are missed, children may wish to 'whisper' these initially. 

Other resources provided may be used to practice and consolidate learning. 

Counting in tens

Counting in tens is a key skill that children should develop this year. Children should be able to count in tens from zero, forwards and backwards, and should also learn to count on and back in 10s from any number (e.g. 4, 14, 24, 34). Talk to your child about what they notice about the digits when they count on or back in tens – they should be able to explain that the tens digit goes up/down by one, but the ones digit stays the same. Talk to them about why this is happening.

Start by using the hundred square to identify the tens numbers, if you wish to print it out ask your child to colour the tens so they can see the pattern. Other activities provided may be used to practice and reinforce developing skills. 

Counting in fives 

Please only progress to counting in fives if your child is confident counting in twos and tens. 

Hurricane's classroom 

Dear Hurricanes

I thought you might like to see how our classroom is looking so have posted a picture for you. I have also got all your table trays and drawers ready with resources you will need for the new year. 

I hope you are all enjoying the summer break. 

Mrs. Winter. 

Pencil Cases 

Dear Hurricanes 

Each child will have a small plastic tray on their desk to store their stationary. They will be provided with a writing pencil, scissors and other resources needed in their tray to prevent sharing of these items and possible cross-contamination at this time.  Some children will be sharing a table, sitting next to another child in line with new guidance.

If you are thinking of purchasing a pencil case or already have one please can I request that pencil cases are no longer than 25cm so they can fit in children's table trays. If you do wish to send your child with their own pencil case and resources please can their pencil case be made of wipeable plastic rather than fabric which may hold germs or bacteria. 

If you wish to provide your child with resources a writing pencil, sharpener, colouring pencils and possibly glue stick are all they will need. We have plenty of rulers in the classroom, each child will be allocated their own with their name on. Please do not send in rubbers/ erasers as children will not be using them in their work as we wish them to be able to see their editing in line with the school's marking policy. 

Many thanks 

Mrs Winter 

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