In the event of a school closure, partial school closure or pupil absence due to isolation please click on the link below to take you to our class remote/blended learning page.
**FUN EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES FOR YOU TO USE AT HOME!**
All children have access to the following sites using their usual usernames and passwords (same username and passwords that are used for Teams, the school computers, AR etc.)
1. Maths Shed (you can also access spelling shed from this same link) https://play.edshed.com/
2. Sumdog https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in (The school code is ASPS)
If your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the home learning links to meet their requirements attached to this link. Thank you.
Welcome to St Christopher!
We are a class of Year 1/2 children.
Our teacher is Miss Huxter.
Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Toms.
I know that your children will shine brightly and enjoy this year in St. Christopher class!
Last year, we adopted a curriculum which is published by Cornerstones. English and all foundation subjects: History, Geography, Art, DT and Music are taught through our termly theme. Cornerstones will provide our children with a good level of challenge, giving them opportunities to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding across the full range of National Curriculum subjects.
Year 1/2 will experience 6 Imaginative Learning Projects in a year. Each individual project is split into sections, which see children progress through four stages of learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. We are confident that our curriculum will instill a curiosity and love of learning/school in our children. It will help them maintain their well-being and provide opportunities for each of them to achieve their full potential.
Our Term Topic
Over the year, the children will learn many things through our topics, beginning with the topic 'Land Ahoy'. Children will develop a knowledge of the sea, seafaring and pirates. They will use maps, learn about famous pirates and explorers and find out about life at sea. We will learn how rescues happen at sea, find out about brave volunteers and learn about Grace Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas.
Core Subject Priorities
Our school priorities this year are mathematics, literacy and extending our students’ knowledge with challenges. Children will be given opportunities to complete a mathematics challenge every day during their mathematics lesson. The children are also encouraged to do our weekly mathematics ‘Chocolate Challenge’ to further develop their skills. Children will be given at least one designated literacy session each week to develop their writing skills and their ability to write for long periods of time.
PE days are on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit in school on these days.
We will be outside on Friday so please ensure your children have suitable clothing. Children may need jogging bottoms if we are outside as the weather changes. Children must be able to take out their ear rings before the lesson and are responsible for looking after these. If your child is unable to remove their ear rings, they must come to school with tape on their ears or you can show your child how to apply the tape themselves before the lesson.
Homework (Year 1)
Homework will be sent home on a Friday.
There will be a mathematics and literacy task for the children to complete. Homework should be returned to school the following Friday. In addition, children are expected to read their book, and to practise reading and writing the year 1 common exception words every night.
Homework (Year 2)
Homework will be sent home on a Friday. There will be a maths and a literacy task for the children to complete. Homework should be returned to school by the following Friday. In addition, children are expected to read their book, sent home from school, and to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables every night. Click on the yellow maths games star below to find a number of links to websites which will help children practise times tables and other maths skills. Children will have a daily spelling test in their RWI group and there is a link below to the common exception words which children are expected to be able to read and spell by the end of year 2.
The list of year 1 and 2 common exception words are pictured below:
Please remember to look at your Knowledge Organisers each night at home and quiz your child on the different interesting facts on both sides! The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed. Children may also wish to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic. Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for any extra study.
The knowledge organiser for our current topic, ‘Land Ahoy’, can be seen pictured below:
St Christopher class are expected to follow the school’s Golden Rules at all times and are encouraged and rewarded for being ‘green to go’.
The Golden Rules are:
- We respect and follow our school values.
- We work hard to achieve and shine brightly.
- We listen carefully and follow instructions.
- We are kind, gentle. inclusive and supportive.
- We look after property.
- We are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy school.
If, after a reminder, a child continues to break a rule, their name will be moved on our class traffic lights. Each colour (yellow, orange and red) has a number of possible consequences, such as loss of play time. If a child has to move their name, they given the opportunity to earn their way back to green by sticking to the golden rules and showing “green to go” behaviour.
Rewards and Prizes
The children are rewarded in class by winning raffle tickets for following the Golden rules, completing fantastic work or being on their best behaviour. Then, at the end of the day if their raffle ticket is pulled out of the bowl they get to choose an item out of the class prize box. Green to Go Star of the week, Maths Star of the week and Literacy Star of the week are nominated and rewarded during class praise assembly on a Friday morning. The year 1/2 children can also receive a whole class reward each term! The children choose a treat and, working as a class, they aim to collect a number of jewels to open the treasure chest lying under the sea and receive their reward. This term the children have voted to watch a Disney film with popcorn and sweets!