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 Miss Gibb, with Mrs. Sutherland and Mrs. Weeks 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.
In our class we teach Phonics and Maths in separate year groups.
We look forward to supporting your children as they continue to develop and grow.
Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD) was on 4th June, so this week we have focussed on the theme of butterflies - with some bamboo bubble blowers thrown in for good measure!
We talked about types of butterflies that we have seen around this year - from the Holly Blue to the Orange Tip - and the children had a hunt that they could go on. They were very keen to make butterfly feeders which can be soaked in ‘nectar’ (2tsps of sugar mixed with 1/4 cup of water) and hung in gardens for the butterflies. Nature pictures, mud paint butterflies (with talk of symmetry!) and decorations were also popular.
Snack this week was crumpets and strawberry jam for the Buccaneers, and rhubarb crumble and nettle cordial for Hurricanes…the nettle cordial had mixed reviews; some loved it - but some did not!!
Year 1 Phonics Screening Homework
Dear Hurricane parents,
The children will be completing the phonics screening check the first week back after half term so I have set up the last 2 QR codes for the practise flashcards for you to look at over half term. Thank you for all your support this term in preparing the children for this. They have been working extremely hard in school and we are very proud of them.
The phonics screening check is an assessment of the children's ability to blend sounds which is why they have to read the 'alien' words. It is really important the children are familiar with these, especially the stronger readers as they like to change them into real words!
If you have any questions please do feel free to come and see me.
We managed to dodge the rain today and enjoyed creating some jubilee themed natural crafts - from willow crowns to our Hapazome bunting. The latter is now hanging in the trees for everyone to see at Friday’s afternoon tea - and it looks fab! Plenty of stick streamers were made, ready to wave on Friday. The children had lots of fun and were super busy.
We talked about how the queen continues to have afternoon tea EVERYDAY - and that one of her favourite parts is a ‘jam penny’. However, afternoon tea means scones - so we had Mary Berry inspired drop scones with red and blue fruit; possibly one of our most popular snacks to date!
A huge well done to the year 2 children who have worked so so hard on their SATS this week. Some well deserved biscuits were eaten after every check!
And thank you to Mrs Weeks for all your support this week. What a star. I couldn’t have done it without you!
Mrs Hunter x
We’ve had a lovely few weeks out at forest school. After picking dandelions in the first week, we enjoyed dandelion honey on toast. Then, this week, we carefully picked nettle tops in preparation for making nettle cordial!
The children have been very busy creating some great additions to our site and your gardens. After releasing our homegrown butterflies with the Falcons class, we made and hung up some butterfly feeders. Also, some of the children have been noticing our resident Robin - so we made him a nesting box! We’ve also had some fab bug plant pots made and some great bee bug hotels!
Lots of fun - and some imaginative and exciting games being played over the last few weeks😊