Kangaroo - YR1/YR2
Kangaroo Class is located near the main entrance to school, just off the KS1 assembly hall. It is a mixed age class with both Year 1 and Year 2 children. This year we have 18 Year 1 children and 10 Year 2 children with us. Working in Kangaroo’s this year we have four teaching assistants who work throughout the week – Mrs Canning, Mrs White, Mrs Harris and Miss Porter. On a Friday morning Mrs Harris leads the class in her role as HLTA. Miss Best teaches in the class every other Monday.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for this half term and are kick starting the term with our topic all about Kings and Queens! We will be exploring the role of the monarch, researching famous kings and queens and using timelines. 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. Our science this half term is all about healthy eating and living and we hope to organise a visit from the school nursing team for the children.
World Book Day is also taking place this half term on Friday 8th March. Please look out for your child’s World Book Day token that they will be bringing home soon.
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. Sometimes we might ask the children to re-read their book to develop fluency.
Homework booklets will come home during the first week back and maths and spellings will continue to be sent weekly.
After school clubs will continue again this half term. Please keep an eye out for letters about these in the next 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