Class teacher – Mrs Emily Hanslip
Teaching Assistants – Mrs Victoria Leigh
PPA cover – Ms Wildman (PE) Thursday morning, Mrs Moore Tuesday afternoon
Welcome to Stourhead Class
We can’t wait to see the children after the holidays and delve into our first topic of Down in the Woods, including our Forest School day when we will be using different materials to build dens on our field – parents will be invited to join us, details coming soon! In our English lessons, we will focus on the story Little Red Riding Hood. We will learn our story off-by-heart and then make changes to create and write our own versions to share with you. We will be having a focus on handwriting as this has even greater importance in Year 2. As mathematicians this term, we will be securing our understanding of place value, and working with basic addition and subtraction calculations, as well as problem solving. In our PE lessons we will be learning new football skills, including passing and shooting. As scientists, we will be growing and carrying out investigations to find out about plants. As part of our geography learning, we will be exploring woods in our local area – parents will be invited to join us, details coming soon. We are looking forward to using the iPads during our computing time, to programme characters using the Scratch Junior app. Our RE this term will be all about kindness and we will be using Bible stories to explore what it means to be kind to others. Our BLP (Building Learning Power) theme for this term is respect so we will be thinking about how we show respect for others, ourselves, our environment and our belongings. To celebrate our first term together, we will be inviting you in to celebrate your child’s learning as we approach the October half term – details to follow soon.
Our PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child always has a full PE kit in school, including appropriate footwear as this is essential to their learning.
Please ensure your child’s name is on everything as this means lost items will quickly find their way back to the right person!
Children can keep their water bottles in the classroom, as we understand that staying hydrated is an important part of keeping healthy. Please make sure these are named. Our school provides fruit for morning break time.
As practising reading at this age is vital to support children’s learning, we ask that children read at home as often as possible. They will have a specially chosen book sent home every week to share with you but also a regular bedtime story or little something every day makes a drastic difference to their confidence, understanding and ability. We also ask the children to learn a set of spellings every week for a spelling test on Friday.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us via your child’s home-school contact book or leave a message with the office staff.
Thank you for your support.
Please click on the links below to find our parent newsletter, topic web and class timetables.
Phonics Information from Parent Sessions