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Welcome to The Hurricane Class!

We have had a great start to 2020, the children have settled well into the new class routine with Mrs Conner now on maternity leave. Mrs Hunter teaches all day on a Monday and Tuesday afternoons with myself teaching the rest of the week. We have a wonderful team working in the class each morning, Mrs Sutherland (Monday’s and Tuesdays), Mrs Mulcahy (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) and Mrs Webb who is with us every morning.

The Buccaneer Year 1 children stay with us for Phonics, English and Maths each morning and for PE, Music, RE, PSHE and Computing in the afternoons. They join the Buccaneer class on Wednesday and Friday afternoons for Science and History.

If you have any questions or concerns please do come and see me, if I’m not available please contact the school office to arrange a time. Thank you for your support so far whilst both classes have been adjusting to the change. 

Mrs Johnson  

Class events

Fri 17 Jul

End of term

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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 Hurricane Class!

We have had a great start to 2020, the children have settled well into the new class routine with Mrs Conner now on maternity leave. Mrs Hunter teaches all day on a Monday and Tuesday afternoons with myself teaching the rest of the week. We have a wonderful team working in the class each morning, Mrs Sutherland (Monday’s and Tuesdays), Mrs Mulcahy (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) and Mrs Webb who is with us every morning.

The Buccaneer Year 1 children stay with us for Phonics, English and Maths each morning and for PE, Music, RE, PSHE and Computing in the afternoons. They join the Buccaneer class on Wednesday and Friday afternoons for Science and History.

If you have any questions or concerns please do come and see me, if I’m not available please contact the school office to arrange a time. Thank you for your support so far whilst both classes have been adjusting to the change. 

Mrs Johnson  

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