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Welcome to Year 1/2! We are The Mad Hatters Class!

Miss Holmes, Mrs Parker and Mrs Smith

I hope you are all as excited as I am to get back to school! I have lots of amazing things planned for us to do together this year. Here are some important days for you to remember!

On Tuesdays we will have our PE lesson. Please bring your indoor and outdoor PE kit!

We will also be doing forest schools every Thursday this half term, so please bring your wellies and coats!

Please make sure your children bring their book bags everyday! This will really help since the children take home multiple Read, Write, Inc books home each week.

Thank you for your continued support, 

Miss Holmes

I know this is going to be a year to remember and I am excited to see what our class can achieve.

Our learning Journey Begins here.....

Spring 2

Our new topic is The Great Fire of London and we will be learning all about the events of the fire and how the fire started along with significant people such as Samuel Pepys and Charles II and their experience of the fire and living in 1666. We will also be learning about London as our capital city and all the famous landmarks and places that we will visit virtually. 

Our favourite 5 books this half term are....

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Week 2

Wednesday

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Thursday

Friday

Week 1

We have had a lovely first week back at school! We have introduced our new topic for this half term. We have loved learning about what happened in the great fire of London and have been doing lots of role play to learn how people put out the fires in 1666. We have had an exciting delivery this week from Aunt Lucy who sent our class and Paddington bear some marmalade sandwiches to eat. However we did eat them all so have had to practice making some more to keep Paddington fed while he is staying with us.

Our first star of the week is Deacon for asking some fabulous questions to Aunt Lucy about how we can look after Paddington bear.

Our second star of the week is Zakariya for his amazing sandwich making skills.

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Week 6

What a half term we have had Mad Hatter class! I am so incredibly proud of everyone who is working in school and working at home. You have all done the most fabulous learning and produces some amazing pieces of work. I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing half term break! 


Our first star of the week is Isabelle for trying her best with all of her learning at home. 

Our next star of the week is Jayden for being really engaged and enthusiastic with all his learning and being super sensible in class and at lunch time.

Week 5

Fabulous week Mad Hatter class! We have loved reading our new book, 'There's a snake in my school!' and we have done some super writing about what it would be like to bring our own pet into school for the day. We have also done some great outdoor learning this week and have been doing bug hunts and also some outdoor bug art! Big well done to all of the children for being so engaged and enthusiastic about all of their learning.
 
Our first star of the week is Sienna for being a fantastic role model in our classroom and being incredibly enthusiastic and engaged in all of our class discussions but also with her independent work. 

Our next star of the week is Pheobe for being a super home learner. She is fully engaged with her learning at home and is making some great progress in her maths.

Week 4

We have had a lovely week reading our new story, 'What the ladybird heard NEXT!' The children have done some fabulous writing creating an alternative ending and then creating a new story about a different animal who heard something. We have also been busy creating some more beautiful artwork in the style of Damien Hirst which they have put a lot of time and effort into. Well done for another super week Mad Hatters!
Our stars of the week are Zakariya, Lacie, Deacon, Oliver and Michal!

Week 3

We have had a fabulous week in Mad Hatters Class! We have really enjoyed reading another Julia Donaldson book called Spinderella! In English have been writing a newspaper report all about Spinderella learning to count! In History we created our very own new creatures just like Charles Waterton did and they look amazing! We then made some creepy crawlies of our own in the style of the famous artist Matisse!

Our stars of the week are Blake for doing some fabulous work from home! He has been doing some fabulous artwork and has been a super mathematician! Our second star of the week is Lacie for being a superstar in class. She has been incredibly focused on her work this week and has been putting 100% into her learning.

Week 2 

We have had a great week in Mad Hatters class! We have loved reading our class story and have done some great pieces of work all about superworm. We have also been leaning about Charles Waterton and his famous work and explorations. Well done for all your fabulous work this week everyone! 
Our stars of the week are Eadie for being dedicated to her learning and doing some fabulous writing and insect drawings from home. Our second star of the week is Alec for being so enthusiastic in every lesson and trying his best with every piece of work he does.

What a fabulous class I have! You have all been amazing this week, you have done some fabulous work and I have loved getting to see it from children at school and at home! I hope you have all enjoyed reading the story what the ladybird heard this week because you have all done some amazing writing about it! Well done Mad Hatters I am very proud of everyone! 

Our stars of the week this week are Olivia for creating her very own robber in English called burglar bob and writing a beautiful sentence to describe him. Our second star of the week is Isaac for being incredibly sensible this week and having some amazing ideas and contributions to our class discussions

Week 1

What a fabulous class I have! You have all been amazing this week, you have done some fabulous work and i have loved getting to see it from children at school and at home! I hope you have all enjoyed reading the story what the ladybird heard this week because you have all done some amazing writing about it! Well done Mad Hatters i am very proud of everyone! 

Our stars of the week this week are Olivia for creating her very own robber in English called burglar bob and writing a beautiful sentence to describe him. Our second star of the week is Isaac for being incredibly sensible this week and having some amazing ideas and contributions to our class discussions

Friday 

 

 

 

Thursday Learning

Please follow the link to Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc and join in the set1,2 or 3 sessions. The home screen looks like this.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ

Task 1

Watch the story 'The Ladybird Heard' on the clip below and then create your very own robber for the story and challenge yourself to write some sentences to describe your new character. When you have done this upload a picture of it to our class dojo page.

Task 2

In maths today please can you start with your maths warm up counting songs below. Then can you watch the number bonds to 10 and 20 clip on BBc bitesize. Can children then have a go at writing your number bonds to 10 and 20 then upload a picture of this to class dojo!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh8m6v4

Task 3

This afternoon we will be doing forest schools! Can you go outside and create your very own bug house and upload photos of this to our class dojo page!

 

Wednesday Learning

We will be sharing our class work through class dojo so we can have class discussions and provide and return work. Can all parents follow this link to join our class page and begin our new virtual learning journey!

https://home.classdojo.com/#/signup

 

Please follow the link to Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc and join in the Set 3 speed sound and spelling lesson.

Some children might want to join in with Set 1. The home screen looks like this.

Task 2

Begin with your warm up counting songs with Spiderman and the BBC super movers on the links below. Then use the bbc bitesize link and t 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh8m6v4

 

 

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Week 7

Wow Mad Hatters! What an amazing first term we have had! I am so very proud of all of you for working so incredibly hard to settle back into school life and do some amazing learning! Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see you all in January for a brand new Year!
Our stars of the week are Isabelle for always being fabulous in and out of our classroom and blossoming throughout this term in her learning and her confidence and Olivia for growing in confidence this term and becoming more independent and determined in her learning.

Week 6

This week we have been looking at the story Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo and the children have loved seeing the little robin make his way back home. We have had some fantastic thoughts about what home means to us all and how much we love our families and our own homes. In maths we have been doing some amazing adding and super subtracting and now have lots of strategies to help us with our maths learning. Well done Mad Hatters for being Superstars!

Our stars of the week are Blake for being a super reader and reading 87 words in just 1 minute! 
Our second star of the week is Sienna for being such a fantastic dedicated learner in our classroom. You have been a great role model to the younger children!

Week 5 

 

We have had such an exciting week! We have had a new visitor in our classroom Eddie the Elf! He has been so cheeky messing up our classroom and Kevin the carrot has been helping him too! We have been very festive this week and have been writing our Christmas lists and our letters to Santa! I wonder what mischievous things Eddie will get up to over the weekend!

 

Week 4

Wow Mad Hatters what a fabulous week you have had!! You have all had a busy week doing some assessments and have concentrated so much on them! I am very proud of you all! Have a lovely rest this weekend after such a busy week! 

We have also been taking part in The Big Draw and have created some Aboriginal style art. The theme for The Big Draw this year is 

We got some of our inspiration from the clip below, why not try creating your own artwork at home?

Our stars of the week this week are Noah for settling his new class and trying really hard to follow his instructions and Amelia for trying so hard on her assessments this week and being incredibly focused.

Week 3

This week we have been finishing our learning on Rama and Sita and the children have blown me away with their story writing! It has been fantastic to see how much the children have progressed with their writing skills. In maths we have been doing amazing maths, learning how to order the days of the week and months of the year in year 1 and in year 2 the children have been practising using seconds and minutes to time themselves doing different activities. Fabulous week Mad Hatters! 

Our stars of the week are Olivia for doing some fantastic writing to retell the story of Rama and Sita and being a super reader in Read, Write, Ink and Oliver for doing some fantastic retelling of Rama and Sita and having some fabulous ideas in our class and group discussions.

Week 2

We have started our Diwali celebrations and have been learning all about the story of Rama and Sita! We have done some amazing role play by acting out the story and are now really good at retelling the story of Rama and Sita! In maths we have begun our learning about time. We have started to look at telling o’clock times and half past times and some of us even moved onto telling the quarter past and quarter to times! 

This week we have also been learning all about Remembrance day and have created some great propaganda posters to show woman's role in the war effort!

We then learnt about the famous Captain Sir Tom Moore who walked 100 steps and raised over £30 million pounds for the NHS. We have loved learning about his life in Yorkshire and his adventures as a soldier. 

Our stars of the week are Deacon for having a great attitude and behaviour this week and being so helpful and kind in our class and Igor for trying really hard with his new sounds in his read write inc group and being more enthusiastic to join in with class discussions 

 

We have also been watching Zog https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/ad/zog and learning all about the amazing work of Children in Need.

Week 1

This week we have started our Let’s celebrate topic in class and have been learning all about Bonfire Night! We have looked at why we celebrate bonfire night and what happened in the Gunpowder plot. We have been looking at some rhyming words in our English lessons this week and have created some fantastic firework poems. We have finished off our week by having a bonfire party and building our own bonfire outside. We even had some hot chocolate sparklers and chocolate sparklers! 
Our stars of the week are Isabelle for having an amazing attitude to her learning and always being a kind and helpful child in our class and Lucas for trying really hard in his read, write inc lessons and being eager to contribute to our class discussions.

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Week 7

Wow Mad Hatters! We have had an amazing first half term! I am so incredibly proud of all the hard work you have all done and the amazing attitude to learning you have had this half term. We have had a super week in class celebrating all things spooky for Halloween and it has been so much fun! I hope you all have a lovely well-deserved week off!

Our stars of the week are Jayden for having fantastic behaviour in and outside of the classroom and having lovely sitting when joining our carpet sessions. Our second star of the week is Lacie for being a superstar in her Read, write, Inc lessons and being really enthusiastic and engaged in all of her learning.

Week 6

This week we have gone on an incredible journey across the sea with the Snail and the Whale and seen all the exciting places they visited on their journey. We have even written our very own snail diary and postcard to remember all of the places they visited. We have started our super addition this week and the children have been great at using different methods to add and subtract using their number bonds.
 Well done Superstars!

The link below will take you to the fantastic BBC adaptation on BBC iPlayer

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale 

Our Stars of the week are Reenie for having a fantastic first week at our school and settling in well to her new class. She has shown us all how amazing she is at her writing and reading. Our second star of the week is Igor for trying incredibly hard in his Read, Write, Inc. lessons and being incredibly enthusiastic by doing extra practice with his sounds.

Week 5

This week in Mad Hatters class we have been looking at our new story ‘The snail and the whale’ and have made some fantastic and creative story maps to help us retell the story. We have been using some great adjectives in our descriptions of the setting in the story. In art we have completed our under the sea dioramas and they look fantastic! The children have loved adding different types of fish and coral to make their dioramas looks super! Well done on another great week Mad Hatters!

Our Stars of the week are Alec for being a superstar in Read, Write, Inc and having a fantastic attitude and enthusiasm for his learning and Sienna for being super enthusiastic in all of her lessons and having some amazing ideas to contribute to our lessons 

 

Week 4
What a fabulous week we have had in Mad Hatters class! We have done our last week on the story the Night pirates and have been doing some amazing sentence writing. The children are excited to see what story we will look at next! We have all been doing some great work in our Read, Write Inc. sessions and the children are really trying their hardest to use their Fred fingers and Fred talk to sound out their words. Well done Mad Hatters on such a great week in school!
Our stars of the week are Isaac for being really enthusiastic in class and trying his hardest to complete his work with super neat handwriting. He is being a very good role model in our class. Our second star of the week is Michal for always being a super learner in class and creating some fabulous art work this week. 

Week 3

This week we have been having lots of fun thinking of different actions to help us retell our story 'The night pirates' and creating a wanted poster for Captain Patch! We have been trying really hard to count in 10's this week and have been fabulous at recognising our tens and ones! In forest schools we have been using some exciting equipment to saw our very own wooden octopuses. Well done Mad Hatters for a great week!

Our stars of the week are Eadie for always putting 100% effort in everything she does and always being very kind and helpful inside and outside of our classroom and also Blake for settling into his new class and being very enthusiastic and trying incredibly hard in all his lessons.

Week 2

We have had an amazing week this week in the Mad hatters classroom! We have been looking at our new story The Night Pirates and the children have been amazing at retelling the story and sequencing it. We have also done our first big write and the children have done some fantastic writing! We have been loving our forest school time this week and have been creating a pirate picture out of the resources we have found in the forest! Well done on an amazing week everyone! 

Our stars of the week are Zakariya for putting lots of effort and detail into his English work and having a great attitude in school and Jodie for being a super mathematician this week and being so helpful and kind in our classroom

Week 1

Wow! What an amazing first week back to school! The children have been amazing all week and I am so proud of them. We have been making our mad hats for our classroom display and practising all our sounds and doing some lovely all about me writing. We finished our lovely week off with a super special golden time by having our Mad Hatters tea party and had a fabulous time! Thank you to all the children in my class this week for coming back with the biggest smiles, positivity and so much enthusiasm! 

Our stars of the week are Darcie and Pheobe for doing some amazing work and being really enthusiastic and positive all week! 

Autumn 1 

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