Year 1/2 2022 - 2023

Mr Moorcroft

 

Welcome to Year 1/2

"The child grew and became strong in body, mind and spirit."

Staff

Mr. Moorcroft- Class Teacher

Miss Johnson- Class Teacher

Mrs. Miller- Teaching assistant 

Contact us: stpetersy1-2@sthelens.org.uk

 

 

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At St. Peter’s C.E. in Year 1-2 we have embedded the COURAGE CURRICULUM into our school ethos, and it is interwoven into all aspects of our school life.

COURAGE: We have promoted our Christian ethos in daily worships and RE lessons. We have looked at the historical importance of our local area.

ORACY: In lessons we have had discussions and debates. We have been able to express our own ideas and opinions.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD: We have looked at real life problems in maths lessons. We have attended educational trips to the The St. Helens Transport Museum, Knowsley Safari Park and The Liverpool Philharmonic. These trips have consolidated our learning and give our children real life experiences.

READING: We have been lucky to have a new library this year. Reading has been a big part of our learning. Every Friday, Year 1-2 can visit their the library. 

ARTS: We have had opportunities to perform and act in music, PE and art lessons.

GROWTH: All of us in Year 1-2 have experienced the growth mindset learning pit. With perseverance and determination, we have managed to overcome our difficult challenges. Jigsaw lessons help us to learn more about oursleves; our stengths and our weaknesses.

ENQUIRY: We have carried out many enquiries in Year 1-2. We have completed science enquiries and investigations and made geographical enquiries.

 

We welcome Miss. Johnson to the team this half term. MIss Johnson will be covering Mrs. Bebbington whilst she is off on maternity leave. 

 

 

What are we learning about?

Please look at our class newsletter to find out what exciting things we are learning about this half term.

 

Writing

THE LION INSIDE — Jim Field

Our new story takes us on a journey self discovery and bravery. 'The Lion Inside' teaches us that it isn't on the outside that counts but what is on the inside that makes us who we really are. 

                                                                           

 

Spellings for Autumn Term 2

Spellings will be tested each Friday. Your child's group is on the inside cover of their homework book. 

Spellings are inline with our current phonics learning. We are following Essential Letters and Sounds phonics scheme.

Mr. Moorcroft's Phonics Group

W/C 16th January

W/C 23rd  January

W/C 30th   January

 

W/C 6th  February

 

Acorn

Table

Prey

Survey

Break

Eight

He

She

Tiger

Sky

Gecko

Go

Washing

Swan

Echo

School

Chef

Chute

Feather

Meadow

Worm

Word

Pearl

Earth

Soup

Wound

Field

Shriek

Gym

Hymn

Stare

Care

There

Where

Bear

Pear

Patch

Latch

Stitch

Glitch

Miss Johnson's Phonics group

W/C 16th January

W/C 23rd  January

W/C 30th   January

 

W/C 6th February

 

Coin

Snail

Toad

Chair

Wood

Boil

Fear

Star

Drain

Crown

Tray

Delay

Cloud

Proud

Pie

Tie

Seat

Heat

Spray

Cheat

Bird

Shirt

Quirky

Blue

True

Clue

Claw

Draw

Straw

Skirt

Sleep

Jar

Crowd

Hair

Shout

Shark

Queen

Toy

Tissue

Crow

 

Homework

 

Our homework this half term allows your child to have a choice of activity which will support our in class learning. Please choose one of these activities weekly. You will also receive either a piece of writing or maths homework each week. 

Homework will be sent home on Friday to be returned the following Thursday. 

 

When can we share our news?

Show and Tell will be throughout the week at the end of the day. Please send items of interest (awards, certificates, interesting objects etc.) Please avoid sending toys in for Show and Tell.

 

When will we need to be our P.E kit?

Our P.E lessons will take place each Wedneday afternoon, please ensure your child arrives to school in their P.E kit. Please ensure your child brings their water bottle. 

Primary PE Planning

 

What can you do at home to help?

Please read with your child regularly throughout the week.

Please complete homework ready to be returned for the following Thursday.

Practise the weekly spellings regularly at home ready for the spelling check each Friday. 

Practise phonics at home (take a look at the links below)

Reading for pleasure books have been sent home with your child. These books are for you to read with or to your child for their enjoyment. They are not expected to be able to fully access these books independently. School reading books provided will be at our child's correct phonetic ability. 

 

 

What does your child need each day?

Children should bring a water bottle to school each day.

A free fruit snack is available for in the morning, children are also welcome to bring their own snack in from home. If your children brings their own snack into school please ensure it is a healthy choice.

Please remember we are a NUT FREE school.

Please ensure your child's reading folder is returned to school each day. 

Please ensure clothing and water bottles are clearly labelled with your child's name. 

Reading

Here at St. Peter's we follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme.

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These books follow and progress at the same rate as our phonics scheme.

 

Reading for pleasure

To encourage reading for pleasure, your child will choose a book from our class library. This book may not be fully decodable to your child however with your support at home the book will become accessible and allow them to experience a book of their interests. This can be changed at any time and there is no expectation on how many times this is read. 

 

As a school, we follow Essential Letters and Sounds. Please take a look at there website below. 

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Click the cloud to find out more about ELS and how you can help your child at home

Please encourage your child to read daily and complete their reading record. 

 

How will I keep in touch?

 

Please download MarvellousMe, regular messages, notices and celebrations are sent to keep you up to date with the latest news in Year 1/2. We love to share great examples of the children's work using this resource. 

Please keep an eye on our galleries at the bottom.

These are regularly added to to share events and activities we do in class.

Click on the useful links below.

                                           

Meet Jigsaw Jack and Jerrie Cat! Jack supports our learning during our PSHE lessons. Our current unit of work is 'Being Me'

Click on the links below.

 

 

Want to practise your phonics at home?

Take a look at these websites, there are lots of fun games and activities for you and your child to play. We are currently covering Phase 5 sounds, don't forget to practise your harder to read and spell words too (Harder to read and spell lists are attached below).

 

Click on the links below.

                                                                           

                                                                                                           

 

Why not check out these websites to help your child with their maths at home. 

  Top Marks Numeracy games – Borestone Primary School  

   Lockdown lessons for homeschooling - BBC Bitesize

SplashLearn

 

Feel free to come and discuss any items further with Mr. Moorcroft, Miss. Johnson and/ or Mrs. Miller before or after school.

 

Files to Download

Year 1/2: Gallery items

Sports Event, by Mr Moorcroft

Nativity Costumes, by Mr Moorcroft

Christmas Meal, by Mr Moorcroft

St Peters C of E Primary School, Birley St, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9UR