Potter (Year 1 & Year 2)

Welcome to Potter Class


Potter Class


Teacher: Miss Markham

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hay & Mrs Bracewell


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! 


I hope you've all had a relaxing half term and managed to spend some time together doing something special!
This term sees us celebrating World Book Week - a week full of book related fun for all to enjoy! It also welcomes our upcoming trip to The Wild Place which aids our learning in both Science and Geography. We are all very much looking forward to this!
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, 'A Crow's Tale'. We will then have a go at a non-fiction text based on the seasons.
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 place value and measurement for Year 1 whilst Year 2 will focus on  multiplication & division and measurement. 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 animals and their habitats. This will take us around the world to explore animals in every continent and how they can survive there.
This term, we are learning about parts of animals. This will involve exploring humans and other animals, including the 5 senses.
Painting will be the focus of art this term. We will develop some new skills inspired by the works of Mondrian and Kandinsky.
The big question this term is, "Why do we celebrate special times?" The focus will be on celebrating Easter but will also involve consideration of other celebrations and the meanings behind them.