Lime Tree Class - Year 1/2
Welcome to our class page. Lime Tree are a class of hard working mix of Year 1's and Year 2's who are taught by Mr Spence and supported by Mrs Bellwood and Miss Birks.
As we are sure you can appreciate, the mornings are a very busy time and our main concern is to get the children into school safely and ready to start the day. If a message needs to be passed on to do with home-time arrangements or something that we need to know about for that day then please feel free to speak to the teacher at the door. If a longer or more confidential conversation is needed please use the class email or call the school office to arrange a phone call.
Our class email is firstname.lastname@example.org
READING: Reading books need to be brought to school each day in book bags. They will be changed on a Tuesday. Children should , ideally, be reading at home to an adult daily. The minimum expectation is that children will read 3 times each week. Please remember to sign your child's reading record book so that we know they have read at home.
Please read the attached 'Reading in Key Stage One' document to find out more.
PHONICS CHECK: The Lime Tree Year 2s will continue to work on their phonics this term in preparation of their Phonics Check which will be carried out in the second part of this term. This is in place of the Year 1 check which was postponed due to Covid.
PE: We have PE on a Monday and Friday. Children need to come to school on these days in their kit. They need to wear trainers. Jogging bottoms should be worn over their indoor kit, especially in the colder weather. A Rufford Park Hoodie or school jumper also needs to be worn (please refer to the School's uniform policy). Earrings should not be worn on these days. If for any reason earrings can not be taken out then they should be covered with tape (this needs to be brought to school or put on in the morning at home).
HOMEWORK: Maths or English homework is given weekly. This homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. The spellings that we are working on will be sent home weekly for children to practise at home. Spellings will be sent home on a Friday. Children will be working in school on their weekly spellings. They will be tested in various ways including using words in a simple dictation and writing the words in a list from memory. Ultimately we are looking for the correct spelling of words in independent writing not just in a one off weekly test.
Spellings will be a mixture of patterns and common exception words. Click on the links to see the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words. These are words that the children should be able to read and spell the majority of by the end of Key Stage One.
WATER BOTTLES: Children need to bring a named and filled water bottle to school each day. This should only contain water and should have a sports top.
COATS: Children must have a coat in school each day. This should be waterproof!
UNIFORM: The children have all come back to school looking super smart. Please remember to label clothing (especially jumpers and PE hoodies). The children do not need indoor shoes but must wear black shoes except on PE days. Please make sure that your child wears a jumper or cardigan to school as the classroom can get chilly when the windows are open for ventilation.
This half term our Topic is 'Emergency 999'. We will be learning about the Great Fire of London and how life has changed since 1666.
This term's curriculum overview gives you details of what we will be learning in all areas of the curriculum.