Year 1/2 Class Page
Teacher : Mrs Fox
Introduction to Class
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Welcome to Year 1 and 2. My name is Mrs Fox and I am delighted to be teaching your child this year. I am the Foundation Phase leader and the Assistant Head teacher. I am passionate about teaching and enjoy watching children gain confidence and progress. This year I will be working alongside Mrs Beamson with easy access to the outdoors, which will be an integral part of Year 1 and 2.
Teaching and learning will encompass the four purposes and include literacy, numeracy and the digital competency frameworks through cross-curricular themes. The new six areas of learning experiences are as follows:
- Expressive Arts
- Health and Well-being
- Languages, Literacy and Communication
- Mathematics and Numeracy
- Science and Technology
At the start of this term, the children will have an opportunity to discuss what they would like to learn about and together we will create a plan for our Autumn Term. The pupils will develop skills and knowledge, through a range of stimulating and motivating experiences. We will work collaboratively to find out answers to our ‘big questions’ posed by the pupils.
Our theme for this term will be ‘To infinity and beyond,’ which is everything to do with space. This theme will take us on a journey of discovery, developing wonder and curiosity.
The children will assist in the planning process and I am hopeful that they will come up with some fantastic ideas to explore and develop.
The books we will focus on this term will be ‘Aliens Love Underpants,’ ‘Man on the Moon,’ and ‘The Way Back Home.’
Next week, we will have some unexpected visitors in our class…Aliens! These extra-terrestrial visitors will most definitely create quite the buzz in our classroom. They will leave behind a small alien similar in age to the children in our class, who knows nothing about Earth and how we live.
It will be up to us to find out more about them. Whom they are, where they have come from, why they are here, what happened and most importantly what/how, we can help them during their time on Earth. Once we know more about them, we will say our final goodbyes during our space party and then figure out how to reunite him with his family through exciting science and technology experiments.
The children will also find out about famous astronauts, our solar system, night and day, light, materials, rockets and the moon landings. We will be planning a space mission, making rockets and experimenting with different materials to make a moon buggy through lots of literacy and numeracy based activities.
The children have PE on a WEDNESDAY and FOREST SCHOOL on a FRIDAY. Due to COVID restrictions, can you please send your child to school wearing suitable outdoor PE clothes on a Wednesday and suitable clothing for a forest school session on a Friday.
Your child’s reading book will be changed on a MONDAY however reading takes place throughout the week so your child needs to ensure their book bag is in school EVERY DAY. Reading to or listening to your child read regularly will have a significant impact on their learning across the curriculum.
In foundation Phase, the children learn through focused and enhanced activities with an emphasis on play and we hope to develop their independence skills through these activities. Outdoor learning is an integral part of learning, we will use this space daily and in all weathers, so it is essential your child has a waterproof coat. It would be beneficial if you sent in a pair of wellies which can be kept at school to ensure learning can take place outdoors at all times and that the children are suitably dressed for these opportunities.
Individual learning targets will be set and reviewed as appropriate in school. If you would like some advice on what you can do at home to help or if you have any worries or concerns – please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ring the school and leave a message and I shall be in touch!
Mrs Suzanne Fox
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL