Years 1-2

Year 1

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Birch Class

Teacher: Miss O’Hara

 hazel 

Hazel Class

Teacher: Mr Morgan

Teaching Assistant: Miss Faulkner

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Poplar Class

Teacher: Mrs Toone/Mrs Smith

Teaching Assistant: Miss Casey (HLTA)

Class Teacher Teaching Assistants
Birch Miss O’Hara
Hazel Mr Morgan Miss Faulkner
Poplar Mrs Toone / Mrs Smith Miss Casey

Year 1 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2020

To celebrate the start of a new term and to inspire some fabulous writing, the children were invited to bring in a memory box. Over the next few weeks the children will be learning all about toys, in the past and present. They will be creating their own toy and basing a story character on their invention. As a class, we will be reading some well-known stories all about toys and using these as a stimulus for our writing.

To see what the children will be learning, please click here to view the Year 1 English Curriculum or here to view the Year 1 maths curriculum. Details regarding other subject lessons can be viewed in our Foundation Subjects document.

At White Meadows Primary we use the Read Write Inc. phonics programme across both Key Stages up to Year 3. This phonics scheme provides a systematic approach to literacy, both reading and writing, which is fun and engaging. This is supplemented with the use of phonetically decodable books from Oxford Reading Tree and the Phonic Bug schemes, along with a range of other texts. Further details on how you can support your child can be found on the Read Write Inc. website.
In addition to the above programme, we also use the Big Write and Big Maths schemes and Little Big Maths in Foundation Stage.
Parents are welcome to approach class teachers to find out more about the curriculum at White Meadows. The following link gives more details of the National Curriculum.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

Year 2

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Cedar Class

Unqualified Teacher: Miss Keet

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Humphrey

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Pine Class

Teacher: Miss Pannell

HLTA: Mrs Mac

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Rowan Class

Teacher: Mrs Newell

Teaching Assistant: Miss Saunders

Class Teacher Teaching Assistants
Cedar Miss Keet Mrs Humphrey
Pine Miss Pannell Mrs Mac (HLTA)
Rowan Mrs Newell Miss Saunders

Year 2 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2020

As we return to school in the New Year we will be travelling back to 1666 to discover how the Great Fire of London unfolded and destroyed our capital city. The mysterious arrival of an old, weathered box on the playground containing cheese, wine, a book and a candle snuffer will ignite the children’s curiosity as they wonder who it might belong to, where it might have come from, and why these things had been buried? The children will use their imaginations to envision what it would be like if they were in the Great Fire of London and will use this to produce a diary entry as Samuel Pepys. We will be looking at the differences between now and 1666 in order to answer the question: Why did the fire burn for so long? In Science, we will be learning all about different habitats and what animals and plants need to survive. We will continue to develop our ICT skills through the use of Microsoft word, changing the colour and size of the font to create our own topic pages. In Maths we will use our understanding of fractions to help us tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes.
To see what the children will be learning, please click here to view the Year 2 English Curriculum or here to view the Year 2 maths curriculum. Details regarding other subject lessons can be viewed in our Foundation Subjects document.
At White Meadows Primary we use the Read Write Inc. phonics programme across both Key Stages up to Year 3. This phonics scheme provides a systematic approach to literacy, both reading and writing, which is fun and engaging. This is supplemented with the use of phonetically decodable books from Oxford Reading Tree and the Phonic Bug schemes, along with a range of other texts. Further details on how you can support your child can be found on the Read Write Inc. website.
In addition to the above programme, we also use the Big Write and Big Maths schemes and Little Big Maths in Foundation Stage.
Parents are welcome to approach class teachers to find out more about the curriculum at White Meadows. The following link gives more details of the Early Years and National Curriculum.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

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