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Welcome to the Whale Class








Welcome to Whale class. What a fantastic first term we had! We really enjoyed learning about our class animal, writing letters and mastering some new tricky maths skills. During the first spring half term our topic is ‘Caring for ourselves and others’. We will be learning about staying healthy, the different parts of the body and the lives of significant people such as Florence Nightingale.

In literacy we will be using lots of different stories and poems to stimulate our writing. We will be writing different pieces such as instructions on how to be a good dragon, a character description on Evil Pea and much more. Below are some of the books we will be looking at during this topic.

In maths Year 2 will continue to add 2-digit number, whilst consolidating knowledge on shape, space and measure. We will also begin looking at statistics, multiplication and division. In Year 1 will be consolidating place value to 20 and adding and subtracting to 20.                                                                 

Please click here to look at the KS1 Medium Term Planning 


Important Information

Our P.E days will be Wednesday & Thursday. Please make sure your P.E kit is in school in these days and labelled with your name and class.

Class spellings will take place on a Thursday.


Dates for your diary

Creative morning - TBC 

Learning Showcase - TBC 


Home Learning

Each half term we will send out a home learning bingo grid with tasks for you to complete at home. Here are the first challenges for you to try. 


Other home learning activities for Spring 1 are –

Reading at home each night.

Practise your class spellings each night,

Practise your tricky words and Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words.

Practise your phonics, there are some great games and activities on Phonics Play

Practise counting forwards to 20 and backwards from 20.

Recap your different number bonds to 10 and then 20. Can you say them quickly?

Practise counting in 2s, 5s, 10s (Year 1 and 2). Practise counting in 3s (Year 2).

Check out these catchy videos to help your child learn their 2, 3, 5, and 10 times table: