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Welcome to St Patrick!
We are a class of year 1 pupils and year 2 pupils.
Our teacher is Mrs Hogben
Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Cooley
Expectations Year 2
Below we have listed some helpful things about our class that we thought you might find useful to know.
This year we have sourced a new curriculum for our non core subjects that has impacted well on children’s attainment and motivation nationwide. This new curriculum is published by Cornerstones. Our new curriculum is based on inspirational learning activities which take place in a classroom environment and allow children to learn in a way that motivates and interests them. 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 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 new curriculum will instil in our children a curiosity and love of learning / school, that it will develop their levels of mental health and wellbeing and ultimately will provide opportunities for each of them to achieve their full potential.
St Patrick 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.
During each day, Children are also rewarded with stickers and raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are placed into the class box and a draw is done at the end of each day. Winners pick take a prize from the class treasure chest! Also, each term, the children choose a treat and, working as a class, they aim to collect a number of stars to earn the class reward. This term the children voted to have a pyjama party and watch a movie.
Due to current restrictions, homework is not being sent home with the children. Children are still expected to read and for Year 2 children to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables every night (This would also be useful for Year 1 children!). There are some links below to websites which will help children practise times tables and other masks skills. Children will have a daily spelling test in their RWI group and there is a link below to a common exception words , which children are expected to be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.
Our topic for the next couple of weeks is addition and subtraction. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwv39j6
Here are some games that you can play to support your child.
Our topic for the next few weeks is multiplication and division. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h
Here are some games to support your child's learning.
Here is a list of the common exception words that your child needs to be able to spell by the end of Year 2. They have daily spelling tests in their Read Write Ink group but any extra support you can give them would be fantastic.
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 information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed.
Other exciting games to play
We love a challenge in St Patrick’s class. Every lesson has a challenge and every piece of homework does too.
The homework challenge and the class chocolate challenge are optional but we encourage children to complete them.
Children are also given the chance to enter the termly curriculum challenge for the chance to win a reward.
PE takes place on a Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit in school on this day. We will be outside 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.
Supporting learning at home
Where possible, we encourage children to learn at home through everyday experiences. Linking family days out to our theme is a brilliant way to do this and children love coming into school and telling the class what they’ve learnt.
Keep In Touch
We have an informal open door policy in key stage 1.
If you wish to speak to our teacher just catch her on the playground at the end of the school day after she has safely seen all of the children in the class out to their appropriate adult.
If after school is not convenient to you: phone up the school office and request that the teacher phones you back to arrange a more mutually convenient time.
Failing all of the above – write a note to the teacher asking to speak to them and get your child to pass it on. Obviously due to Covid19 we are not able to welcome visitors into school at the moment. Hopefully this will change soon and we can return to normal!
School Core Priorities
Core Subject Priorities
Our school priorities this year are maths, writing and challenge.
Children will be given opportunities to complete a maths challenge each day during their maths lesson. The children are also able to do our weekly maths ‘chocolate challenge’.
Children will be given at least one designated writing session each week to develop this skill and their ability to write for long periods of time. Each week for writing, we have a ‘vocabulary ninja’ for children who use exciting vocabulary in their writing. Children are also encouraged to complete termly curriculum challenges.