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.
After months of the Hurricanes children asking when it’s their turn for Forest School, the time finally came and there was great excitement!!
It was so lovely to see the children looking so natural in the Forest School setting; they just gravitated towards playing, creating, pond dipping or whittling - knowing exactly what they wanted to do.
We talked about the seasons and how we’re seeing lots of dandelions at the moment - which is one of the first food sources for bees. Some of the children went out with an adult to pick dandelions which I will turn into dandelion honey for next week’s snack!
Geography Home Learning Project
This term Hurricanes and Hercules classes will be learning about the countries and landscape of Europe. We would like children to select a European country to research; they may present their research in a way of their choosing (for example a poster, booklet or powerpoint presentation) to be shared with the class in the final week of term.
Information might include
- Language spoken
- Foods eaten
- Key sights/ landmarks
- Why they would like to visit this country or what they like about this country if they have previously visited
We hope you enjoy this project and look forward to sharing what you discover.
Spellings wb: 25.04.22
Please see attached documents for this weeks spellings for Year 1 and Year 2.
KS1 Phonics Screening Check
As discussed with most Year 1 parents at parents evening, children at the end of Year 1 are required to be assessed using the Phonics Screening Check, alongside any Year 2 children who did not pass in Year 1. This test is designed to assess children's ability to use their sound knowledge to decode words, NOT their ability to read fluently or comprehend what they are reading, so includes non-real or alien words (as indicated by the pictures in the test).
I am attaching past phonics screening checks that you may use at home to support your child in practicing for the test, it will take place towards the end of summer term. There are many websites that produce Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Practice Materials and can be found through a simple internet search, websites such as Twinkl have many resources. If you have any questions or require further support please come and speak with me.
I have also attached lists of common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2; these are the words children are expected to be able to read and spell by the end of the academic year. I hope these resources will help you support your child as we approach the final term of the year!
End of term art days
We love our art days! These are a fantastic opportunity for children to immerse themselves in a project. Following our visit to Warwick Castle we started our art days with a visit to the church to look at the stained glass windows before designing and planning our own, based on our recent learning experiences.
Children made their own templates, which they then transferred onto black paper. Scissor skills were needed to cut out the shapes before sandwiching selected colours between the layers to create the final pieces. Our completed windows looked stunning and we hope you are enjoying displaying them at home.
Huge thanks to Mrs Ball, Alice's Dad and Finn's Mum for coming in to help. We are always grateful for the support parents provide in these projects and would not be able to complete much of what we do without your help.