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Welcome to 1/2T

Welcome to year 1/2, your class teacher is Ms Taylor and your teaching assistant is Mrs Burns.


Our topic this term is Animals including Humans

This is a science-based topic, and we will be looking at a variety of different animals and their habitats. We will explore how animals have offspring which grow into adults and what they need to survive. We will revisit the five senses and conduct simple experiment to investigate them. We will look at why exercise, a balanced diet and good hygiene are important for humans. We will study life-cycles; food chains.

There’s lots to do in all our curriculum subjects, for example in geography we are going to compare the UK with Kenya. We will be using mini I-Pads to learn about algorithms and how to create and debug simple programs.

Parent information

Snack: snack at morning break consists of a piece of fruit. This costs 20p per day, but it is better if this can be paid on Monday morning (£1 per week). Please put it in a named envelope/bag and give it to your child to bring in. He/she will be given a choice of different fruit.

 Reading books: Your child will be given a reading book in a book band that matches his/her phonic stage. It is not ‘library’   book and needs to be read several times for fluency and practice of letter sounds. When it is brought back into school with   a signed reading diary, we will read it with your child too. If we think it needs a little more practise, we will return it to you   again. If he/she can read it fluently and answer some questions about it, it will be changed.

P.E. This term our P.E. lessons are on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Please make sure your child has a named kit (both for cold weather and indoors).


Every day the children will take part in the Daily Mile. You may have noticed that around the playground there are different coloured spots – this is our Daily Mile track. Six laps of the track equals one mile. At the moment the children are running/walking three laps.  They do not need to change into a PE kit for this, but it is best if the children wear appropriate shoes/trainers. We will also be taking part in a weekly virtual challenge with other schools in the north west

Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. They will have access to them during the day. Please remember no juice or flavoured water – it must only contain fresh water.



We encourage the children to read their reading books at home frequently. On occasion there will be more homework set which will be posted on our class page on Google Classroom.

All children have been logged in from school. Please check this site for any homework assignment weekly.



We are also going to painting pictures just like these in the style of Georgia O'keefe.