Years 1-2

Year 1

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Birch Class

Teacher: Miss Keet

 hazel 

Hazel Class

Teacher: Mr Morgan

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Poplar Class

Teachers: Mrs Smith/Miss O’Hara

HLTA: Mrs Cornwall

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

Year 1 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2021

As we return to school in the New Year we will be immersing ourselves in stories written by the local author Julia Donaldson. We will be learning all about how to write character profiles, the different elements of story writing, letter writing, rhyming words and lots lots more. Which will be your favourite book by the end of the term?
In Science, we will be learning all about our five sense. Exploring how our five senses work and which senses help us in different situations.
This term our focus within Geography will be to find out about the ‘Continents of the world’. We will learn a song to help us remember about the features of each continent and where they are located.

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: Mrs Coe

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

Class Teacher Teaching Assistants
Cedar Mrs Coe Mrs Humphrey
Pine Miss Pannell Mrs Mac (HLTA)
Rowan Mrs Newell Miss Casey / Mrs Hayward-Barnes

Year 2 Learning Narrative – Spring Term 2021

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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