Welcome to our busy classroom!
My name is Mrs Barford and I am the class teacher in 1/2B, a class with both Year 1 and Year 2 children. Mrs Huyton is our full-time Teaching Assistant in class, and Miss Fort will also be helping us to learn lots of exciting new things this year.
Please keep checking this webpage as I will update it regularly with information and news about what our class are up to each term.
Click on the link to see what we are up to this half term.
Here we are on our first day in Class 1/2B.
We had a busy first day. We spent time getting to know everyone in our class.
What are we aiming for?
We will learn and achieve lots of things this year, but the following targets are a main focus for us this term.
Our Writing Target:
To include a capital letter and full stop in our sentences.
To add conjunctions to our sentences to make them more interesting.
Our Reading Target:
To use our phonics to read new words.
To answer simple questions about what we have read.
Our Numeracy Target:
To understand Tens and Ones and use our skills to add and subtract.
To know our 2, 5 and 10X tables.
Reading books are sent home each day for children to share with their family. When you have looked at the book with your child, feel free to note down a comment for the teacher to read, or if you prefer simply sign the reading record so we know the book is ready for changing. Many children will need to keep a book for several days before they can read it with some confidence. The book should be brought into school each day please, even if your child hasn't read it yet. Homework in 1/2B also includes weekly spellings to learn which will generally be given out on a Friday, and tested the following Friday.
P.E lessons are usually on Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has their kit in school. This is a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps in a bag which can be hung on their peg and left in school. Please also check that your child can remove their ear-rings easily so they do not miss out on these lessons.
A quick request:
Could parents please check that their child's name is written on every item of clothing. Jumpers, cardigans and coats in particular can be put on and taken off several times each day. Children can get very upset if they cannot identify their own clothing. Thank you for your help.
Click on the link to see our curriculum plan for the first half of the Summer term.
Our Shooting Star winners for the Summer term are........
We have enjoyed making puppets of the Wind in the Willows characters. Here is Lyla with Mr Toad.
In Science we are learning about habitats. We searched for the tiny animals that live in our school grounds.
We ventured out again to see what has started to grow during spring. We noticed lots of new growth around school.
Look how the chicks have grown during the Easter holiday. They have now got proper feathers replacing their baby fluffy ones.
Our Shooting Star winners for the Spring term......
Click on this link to see our Curriculum plan for the second half of the Spring term.
We have new school members! Say hello to our three baby chicks..... we enjoyed giving them a gentle tickle!
We have looked at the artwork of Cezanne. We used pastels to create our own still life of fruit.
We have been out and about being Spring detectives. We found some exciting things......
Click on the link to see our curriculum plan for this half term. This term our theme is Explorers.
We are apprentice engineers. We have had a really fun time creating our own space buggies for our toys. They each include a safety feature to stop our toy falling out. We have worked really well with a partner, and the most successful vehicle will be entered into the Burnley Primary Engineer competition!
In music we have been listening to music from films. We have talked about how it makes us feel. We loved making our own music with percussion instruments.
We have enjoyed learning about caring for the environment during Eco-Week. We made useful pencil pots from junk materials.
Everyone in our class is a little star! Here are our weekly Shooting Star certificate winners for the Autumn term........
Click on the link below to see our curriculum for the half term up to Christmas....
During our Literacy work on letters we wrote to Mr Purtill to ask if we could plant spring bulbs outside school. He wrote back and said this was a good idea. We managed to find an hour when the rain eventually stopped, and planted over 100 daffodil bulbs.
We had fun taking part in a Samba session.
What were we up to in September and October?
Look below to find out.......