Kangaroo - YR1/YR2

Mrs Milner

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 three teaching assistants.  Mrs Canning works with us Monday to Wednesday, Mrs White who works with us on Thursdays and Fridays and Miss Porter who is with us all week. Mrs Harris covers my PPA time on a Friday morning.

We have lots of exciting activities planned for this half term and are kick starting the Christmas term with our topic ‘Life before wifi’!  We will be finding out about toys in the past, household life in the past and how things have changed. 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 Christmas play is called Christmas with the aliens – look out for some diary dates!

In addition to the curriculum the children in Kangaroo and Puma Classes will continue to take part in the daily toothbrushing club.

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 this half term 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.

Mrs Milner

Kangaroo Class Teacher / KS1 Phase Leader

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