Years 1-2

Year 1

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Birch Class

Teacher/Interventions Leader: Mrs Winter

Teacher: Mrs Toone

Teacher Support Assistant: Miss Coomber

 hazel 

Hazel Class

Teacher: Mr Morgan

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Wadey

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Poplar Class

Teachers: Mrs Smith/Miss O’Hara

HLTA: Miss Casey

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Feasey

Class Teacher Teaching Support Assistants
Birch Mrs Winter, Mrs Toone Miss Coomber
Hazel Mr Morgan Mrs Wadey
Poplar Mrs Smith / Miss O’Hara Miss Casey (HLTA), Mrs Feasey

Year 1 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2022

During the Spring term we will be immersing ourselves in Julia Donaldson books having fun with rhyming words and exciting stories. We will be finding out about lots of different adventures that Julia Donaldson’s characters have been on. The Snail and the Whale will take us on an exciting journey where we will write postcards from around the world which links to our continents work. We are going to learn a great song to help us remember the seven continents and will found out about many features. In history we will make lamps in memory of the fabulous work Florence Nightingale did. Science will see us exploring our senses in a variety of different ways such as taste testing, senses walk and feeling games. We also have an exciting DT day planned where we design and create a home for one of Julia Donaldson’s characters.

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 wider curriculum progression documents.

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: Mrs Coe

Teaching Support Assistant: Mrs Cornwall

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Pine Class

Teacher: Miss Pannell

Teaching Support Assistant: Miss Palmer

 rowan_class 

Rowan Class

Teacher: Mrs Newell

HLTA: Mrs Mac

Teaching Support Assistant: Miss Spooner

Class Teacher Teaching Support
Assistants
Cedar Mrs Coe (UQT) Mrs Cornwall
Pine Miss Pannell Miss Palmer
Rowan Mrs Newell Mrs Mac (HLTA), Miss Spooner

Year 2 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2022

When we return to school in January, Year 2 will be jumping back to 1666 to discover how the Great Fire of London unfolded and destroyed our capital city. A mystery box will be discovered on the playground containing cheese, wine, a book and a candle snuffer. Will we be able to find out who it might have belonged to? The children will be using their imaginations and drama skills to envision what it would be like if they lived during the time of the Great Fire of London, and will be using these experiences to produce a diary entry from the time. We will look into the differences between now and 1666 and hope 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 continue to build on our understanding of number and use this to begin to explore fractions and division. We will then use our newly-acquired fractions knowledge to learn to 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 wider curriculum progression documents.

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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