Kangaroo Class is located in the lower KS2 block of school, just off the KS2 assembly hall next to the other Year 2 room, where the Pumas are based. Kangaroo Class is a mixed age class with both Year 1 and Year 2 in the class. This year we have 11 Year 1 children and 15 Year 2 children with us. Working in Kangaroo’s this year we have three teaching assistants. Mrs Canning works with us Monday to Wednesday, Mrs Booth who works with us on Fridays and Miss Porter who is with us all week.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for this half term and are kick starting the term with our topic which is called ‘What a wonderful world!’ We will be exploring the seven continents of the world and learning about what makes our planet so wonderful. Our art lessons will focus on colour which will include looking at the work of the famous artist Pier Mondrian. PE will be mainly outdoors looking at rounders and cricket with the children having the opportunity to spend a morning this half term being coached by a cricket coach. As well as this we will also be working on Literacy and numeracy lessons daily along with phonics, spelling, topic, ICT, RE, PE and music. Where possible we will try and link our topic to all our sessions.
Year 2 will be taking the KS1 SATS this half term and Year 1 will take their phonics screening check in June.
In addition to the curriculum the children in KS1 will also be taking part in a daily toothbrushing club – more details to follow on this but we are all really excited about it!
The children will all continue to bring home a reading book and we ask that you sign their planners to let us know if they have finished the book or what page they have read up to. When a book has been finished the children will change their own books in the library areas.
Homework booklets will come home during the first week back and maths and spellings will continue to be sent weekly.
There will be a range of after school clubs for children to take part in so please keep an eye out for letters about these in the first few weeks.
Just a reminder that toast and juice is available to all children in KS1. Toast is 20p and juice is 30p. If your child has milk through the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme then they will have this at playtime instead of juice. We ask that children are responsible for their own toast and juice money and they order this in a morning with the class teaching assistant on entering the classroom.
Kangaroo Class Teacher / KS1 Phase Leader