Pine (Y1 & Y2)

Welcome to Pine Class!
 
Teacher: Miss Markham
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Rogers
 

Hello Pine class!

 

Hope you are all enjoying your time at home and keeping yourself busy! Make the most of the sunshine and spend time in your gardens playing and planting – let me know what you have planted when you get back. I’ve tidied our classroom and have got all of our walls ready for our new learning when we get back. Hopefully, this won’t be too far away – can’t wait to see you all again!

 

Miss Markham

 
In Pine class, we start the day with morning activities of free writing or Maths.
We use http://www.pobble365.com as our stimulus for writing.
 
Maths
This term, Year 1 are learning about shapes and fractions whereas Year 2 are learning about fractions.
 
Have a look on here for some fun games to play:
 
Phonics/SPAG
Year 1 have a 20 minute phonics session - most children are working within Phase 5c, looking at alternative pronunciations and spellings.
 
Year 2 have their SPAG lesson. https://www.spellingplay.co.uk and Phase 6 in https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk will help with this.
 
English (Writing)
This term, we are writing our own quest stories - children may want to write a new one whilst they are at home! We used the story of Lost and Found to help us.
 
We were also looking at recount writing and using our trip to the Haynes Motor Museum as our stimulus for this.
 
Good spelling and handwriting are essential!
Handwriting must be neat and tidy with correct letter formation and clear spacing between words. Those joining, should ensure that each letter is clear to see.
 
Reading
It is absolutely essential that all children read every day. This can be a mixture of you reading to them and them reading to you, in turn.
Read lots and lots of different books (fiction and non-fiction), comics, food packaging - anything!
 
Afternoons
Afternoons in Pine class are full of different fun and exciting things!
This term we have been learning about coding in computing. There is a free App that you can download for this: https://www.scratchjr.org/
 
In Science this term, we are learning about materials and their various properties. This included investigations with slime: 
 
Investigations with floating and sinking - you can make boats out of various materials to test this (paper, card, tin foil, cellophane, wood - lollipop sticks, plastic - cut up bottles).
Miss Markham reads Mr Penguin 
Miss Markham reads some other books.
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