Potter (Year 1 & Year 2)

Welcome to Potter Class


Potter Class


Teacher: Miss Markham

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hay


Class email: potter@st-johns-warminster.wilts.sch.uk

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Please check your child's bag daily. 

A Link Book

Reading books 

A homework exercise book

Encourage your child to help you check they have got all they need in their book bags. This will help them to gain independence.


Homework is sent out on a Friday needs to be returned the following Wednesday.

Please check your child's book bag for homework.


Homework includes:

Daily Reading (at least 5 times a week)

Maths Passport  (Please can you ensure the Maths passport is kept with the homework book.)

Phonics or writing task


Reading at Home

Your child needs to read at home every day. They will need to record their own reading each time. Please sign each read in their Reading Journal and on their special reading bookmark so that they can be in with the chance of this term's reward - extra playtime and a slice of delicious cake. 


I hope you've all had a restful half term break and got up to lots of lovely things as a family. It's not long now until Christmas but there's still plenty of things to fit in before we get there!
This term's Reading Challenge starts on Monday 31st October and finishes on Friday 9th December so that's 30 reads to achieve this term to receive the reward in the final week.
Please find the Parent Planner near the top of the page to see what we are learning this term and don't forget we are always here if you have any questions!
Our days in Potter Class:
We have a 20 minute Phonics (Y1) and SPAG (Y2) session to start the day. Phonics will focus on Phase 5 across the year and SPAG will focus on a wide range of aspects in writing, from basic punctuation to tenses and spelling rules. Phonics will still play a part for Y2s, particularly with spelling and those that require it, will still get a quick phonics recap each day.
English (Writing)
We are writing a fiction text based on the book, 'Little Red Reading Hood'. We will then have a go at a non-fiction text based on 'Our walk in the woods.'
As always, it is essential that every child reads every day. The focus in reading is on fluency. This means your child will now be bringing home a book that they can read to you fluently without overly segmenting and blending. Please ensure that you read this book with your child at least 3 times, encouraging and supporting expression and understanding of the text.
Areas covered this term will include addition & subtraction and shape for both year groups. Small steps are worked through to build confidence and secure knowledge.
Have a look on here for some fun games to play:
Potter class will be learning all about the local area. We will gain a sense of place and distance, exploring places we go often and rarely as well as places we visit that are near and far. Map skills will also be developed with regards to drawing and following them!
This term, we are learning about feeding and exercise. Children will construct food chains from producers to consumers and identifying predators and prey. We will also understand the importance of healthy diets and good hygiene.
Animal art will be used as a theme on which to base the development of our skills in drawing - line, shape, cross hatching and using a viewfinder.
The big question this term is, "Why do Christians believe that God gave Jesus to the world?"