Welcome to the Opal Class (Year 1/2) webpage.
Miss Denning is the class teacher and Mrs Bishop is our teaching assistant in the mornings.
The curriculum map and topic overviews can be found below.
Collection/drop off information:
The children are to be dropped off and collected by the KS1 playground door. We politely ask that parents/carers of Year 2 children do not accompany their children into the classroom so that they can learn to be more independent and settle to their learning quickly.
PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has a change of t-shirt, shorts (joggers can be worn during chillier weather) and suitable PE shoes (daps).T shirts should be white and shorts should be black. PLEASE NAME YOUR CHILD’S PE KIT AND UNIFORM – this makes it so much easier for the children to learn to be more independent.
How you can support your child’s learning at home:
Below is some guidance which will support you and your child in making good progress throughout the year:
• Practising times tables (2s, 5s, 10s and 3s) (Year 2s).
• Discussing the different chatter topics above.
• Practising spellings.
• Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.
• Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.
Children should be reading at home daily and bringing their reading records to school every day to change their books. Please sign your child’s reading record each time they read at home. When your child has read their book confidently they can get a housepoint for their house team.
The children can change their reading books by popping them back into the reading book box on Mondays and Fridays! Feel free to talk to us or write a message in their reading record if you feel their reading book is too easy or too challenging.
Chatter topics for Spring Term 4
What materials is your house made from?
What different styles of home can you spot around your local area?
When was your house built and how does it compare to one built hundred of years ago?
When were most of the houses in Bath built?
Why did houses burn down so easily in the past?
Why can’t we see homes from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron age around in Corsham anymore?
What was life like as a servant in a rich persons house in the past?
What age of house can be seen around Corsham?
How did people cook, store food, wash themselves, do their laundry without modern day electronic appliances?
Here are some links to support you in keeping your child safe:
Educational games and links
We regularly use the internet to support our learning at school. Here are some links that you and your child might enjoy exploring together: