HAZEL AND WILLOW
Welcome to Hazel and Willow's class page.
Hazel class is year 1, taught by Mrs Dickinson and Willow class is year 2, taught by Mrs MacGowan
The autumn term is a very exciting term for Hazel and Willow class as we look forward to our Harvest festival and our Nativity play. With our upcoming Harvest festival and Nativity play, we will be focusing on using our voices expressively and creatively in Music. In addition to learning the Nativity story in R.E., we will be focusing on why light is an important symbol and what symbols mean to believers. In Science, we will be learning about everyday materials. We will be thinking about the differences in materials such as metal, wood and plastic. To link this with our DT, we will be making houses out of various material to see which is best suited and why. In Geography this term, we will begin to use atlases and maps to locate the UK, continents and oceans. In History, we will be looking at significant events in history such as the Great Fire of London, Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot as well as understanding the significance of Remembrance Day.
We love reading at our school and we work especially hard on our reading development in year 1 and 2. Each year we compete in our Readathon challenge, to encourage a love for reading and have the opportunity to read with the older children in the school. We love books at our school and in our classrooms as we have great access to a variety of books and visit our school library often.
We spend a lot of time outdoors at our school and we even spend a lot of time learning outdoors. We also enjoy our regular visits to Mount Amelia (a local manor house and it's grounds) where we take part in outdoor activities and take our learning outdoors!
To see our learning for this term and the rest of the academic year, click the links below;
Year A (current - 22/23)
Year B (21/22)
Meet the Teacher Slides
September 2022Willow Class
September 2022 Hazel Class
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
In the Summer term of Year 1, children they will have their Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. This test is taken in every school across the country to assess how well children can apply their phonetic sounds and identify whether they need additional support. The check consists of 40 words and non-words (alien words) that your child will be asked to read independently. Your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them. Children need to score 32/40 to pass.
Attached is a list of the phonetic sounds that your children will need to identify and apply to their reading. Each sound has a picture underneath to support the correct pronunciation of the sound. We kindly ask that the children practice these over the half term.