Year One and Two


In our class we are taught by our teacher Mrs Gardiner and supported by Mrs London and Miss Bayman. On a Tuesday, Mrs Butler teaches us.

What are we learning this term in Pears?

In Pears Class this term we are looking at our project ‘We are Scientists’ and will be unpicking the provocation ‘Humans are the greatest creatures’. We will enjoy learning about humans and animals including looking at healthy living, habitats and life cycles.

In Maths children will deepen their understanding of number and place value. We will complete lots of practical learning opportunities including taking part in ‘teach active’ lessons to keep our bodies moving whilst calculating! We will also use Times Tables Rock Stars to help children increase their fluency with times tables.

Children in Pears Class will have exposure to a range of fabulous texts in Year 1/2 including ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Oliver Jeffers. This will allow lots of opportunities for creative writing and independent learning.

RE and Computing will be taught every Tuesday afternoon by Mrs Butler.

Pears Useful Information.

Reading books will be sent home regularly to support the teaching of reading in school; please help your child to be a successful reader by practising reading on a daily basis when possible. (Little but often is good!) We will be completing guided reading in school separate to home/ school reading books; therefore, progress through the reading scheme will be dependent mostly on how much they read out of school. If your child reads for five consecutive days at home, they will be rewarded with a ‘Reading Raffle’ ticket and have a chance at winning a prize!

Read, Write Inc. spelling and phonics books are dated and sent home each Friday, should you wish to help your child with that particular rule or sound at home.

As part of our school policy, children  are encouraged to ‘Enjoy Learning Together at Home’ and learning opportunity grids can be found at the front of each ELTaH orange coloured book. These include a list of suggested ways that you may choose to support your child at home. Updates will be made each term and put on the Pears website page for your information. TTRockstars log in details can also be found stuck in the front of the ELTaH books.

PE this term will be on a Monday and Thursday. On a Thursday, Mr R will lead Football for Pears Class and on a Monday children will be learning about Dance and Acrodance linking in to our healthy lifestyles topic in our ‘We are Scientists’ project.  Please ensure you child has the correct PE kit in school on these days. In addition to uniform PE kit, they will need a pair of warm black jogging bottoms and outdoor trainers as we will still attempt to go outside even in the cooler weather. We also love Yoga in Pears Class and regularly take time to be mindful whilst strengthening our bodies. We enjoy using Cosmic Yoga to help us with these skills.

Thank you so much for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything you are unsure about.

Mrs Gardiner


Please follow links to……

Key-Words-for-Year 1 and 2-Children

LTP Maths

LTP English

Theme Web

Long Term Map Year 1 and 2 Year A and B Updated Sept 2019

TTRockstars Parent Help Sheet

Learning Opportunities Page PEARS Autumn 2019

Enjoy Learning Together at Home Oct 2019 PEARS

Spelling Games and Ideas