Hippo – Year 1 & 2 Miss Duroe & Mrs Bradbrook

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Hippo Learning

Welcome to Hippo Class! We are a Year 1 and 2 class at Brockley Primary School. We are always very busy learning new things.

Our topics this year are:

Autumn 1: Dinosaurs

Autumn 2: Polar Explorers

Spring 1: The Enchanted Woodland

Spring 2: Knights and Castles

Summer 1: “Aliens in Underpants”

Summer 2: The Seaside

Hippo Updates and Information

  • Do you have access to Class Dojo? Seesaw? If not please contact the school office for more information.
  • We have ‘Mindfulness Morning’ in Hippo Class every Friday morning. During this time we will complete activities such as yoga, relaxation, breathing buddies, the Art of Touch, Spiderman meditation, clever colouring, the power of listening… the list is endless! If you would like to practice some at home we recommend cosmic kids on YouTube.
  • Our PE day is Monday – please make sure you have full PE kit in school on this day.
  • Our Outdoor Learning day is Tuesday – please make sure you have your full kit on this day. We recommend old clothes, waterproof trousers and coat/waterproof overalls, wellies. If it’s cold please bring a hat and gloves, and if it is very hot we still need children to wear long sleeved tops and trousers as a health and safety precaution. Please ensure children bring a cap and are wearing sun cream on these days. Don’t forget a bottle of water.
  • Every day children need their reading book, their homework diary “monkey book”, and Y2 need their spelling books in school. Children earn 1 dojo for each time they read to a grown up at home and their monkey book is signed… let’s get reading!
  • Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and needs to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday – 5 dojos are up for grabs if you bring it in on time!

How can I help my child at home?

 Useful websites:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

We also recommend reading to your child every day and listen to your child read. This only has to be for 5 minutes and will massively help them progress in their learning in every aspect of the curriculum.

Phonics in Year 1

The phonics screening check in Year 1 is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.

What can you do to help?

www.phonicsplay.co.uk is a great, free online resource. It has fun interactive games which the children love playing in our phonics sessions in school.

I recommend getting a sound chart for phases 2, 3 and 5 to practice the sounds with your child. This will be a massive help both for the phonics screening, and for general literacy skills. If at any time you would like one providing please ask a member of the year 1 team and they will be happy to provide one for you!

SATs in Year 2

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents

Maths: Children in Year 2 will learn to add and subtract with two-digit and one-digit numbers. They will learn multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Children will need to find 1/3, 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 of a shape or a quantity of objects. They will learn about measures, including weight, capacity, length and time (learning to tell the time to 5 minutes). They will learn to name and describe the properties of common 2D and 3D shapes. Year 2 children carry out activities where they interpret and construct pictogramstally chartsblock graphs and tables.

English: Children will build on their phonics work in Year 1 until they are reading words automatically, without having to sound out. They will continue to read a range of different stories, but also be introduced to non-fiction books. They will be able to apply the spelling rules they have learnt. They will be more confident in their formation of letters and will learn how to start joining their handwriting. They will have plenty of practice writing stories and will also write some poetry. They will be taught to use capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks correctly. They will also be encouraged to use sentences with two parts, joined by conjunctions such as when, if, that and because.

 

What are we learning about?

We are learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’. Here are some pictures of the houses of Pudding Lane we have made. We even used black strips of paper to look like wooden beams.

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We invited the local fire brigade in to discuss fire safety and how they help us stay safe in emergencies. During their visit we are also burnt our houses as a re-enactment of the ‘Great Fire’.

Hippo Updates and Information

  • We are introducing ‘Mindfulness Morning’ in Hippo Class every Friday morning. During this time we will complete activities such as yoga, relaxation, breathing buddies, the Art of Touch, Spiderman meditation, clever colouring, the power of listening… the list is endless!

  • Our PE day is Wednesday – please make sure you have full PE kit in school on this day.

  • Our Forest School day is Tuesday – please make sure you have your full Forest School Kit (including wellies and a warm and waterproof coat) on this day!

  • Every day children need their reading book, their homework diary “monkey book” and purple HFW books in school. Children earn 1 dojo for each time they read to a grown up at home and their monkey book is signed… let’s get reading!

  • Homework is handed out on a Monday and needs to be completed and returned to school on Friday – 5 dojos are up for grabs if you bring it in on time!

How can I help my Y1 child at home?

 Useful websites:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Phonics in Year 1

The phonics screening check in Year 1 is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.

What can you do to help?

www.phonicsplay.co.uk is a great, free online resource. It has fun interactive games which the children love playing in our phonics sessions in school.

I recommend getting a sound chart for phases 2, 3 and 5 to practice the sounds with your child. This will be a massive help both for the phonics screening, and for general literacy skills. If at any time you would like one providing please ask a member of the year 1 team and they will be happy to provide one for you!

Maths in Year 1

Maths in Year 1 is very place value based. This is in preparation for year 2 where children will be working with much more complex numbers. For example in year 1 children have to:

  • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s

The foundations of Year 1 maths are based upon these, so it would be highly beneficial if your child practices these regularly.

If you require any further information about your child’s learning or what we’re getting up to in Hippo Class please don’t hesistate to get in touch,

Thank you, Miss Duroe (Hippo Class Teacher).

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Week Ending 02.02.18

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Autumn 2017

We love learning outside – keep an eye on this page for information about the exciting learning we get up to!

 

  • Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday – please make sure you have PE kit in school on these days.
  • Our Forest School day is on Tuesday – please make sure you have your Forest School kit (including wellies and a warm and waterproof coat) on this day!
  • Every day children need their reading book, their homework diary “monkey book” and purple HFW books in school.

 

Our topic is ‘Polar Explorers’. We are learning all about the polar regions, animals in the Arctic and Antarctic, different explorers, Inuit people, how animals stay warm. If you can do any research at home, bring it in to school and we can see what you have been learning!