Kangaroo - YR1/YR2
ABOUT THE CLASS
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 20 Year 1 children and 10 Year 2 children with us. Working in Kangaroo’s this year we have two teaching assistants. Mrs Canning works with us Monday to Wednesday, Mrs White who works with us on Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Harris works with us covering PPA on Friday mornings and every other Tuesday morning Mrs Gray teaches.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for this half term and are kick starting the term with our topic all about Knights, Castles and Dragons! We will be exploring the different castles of the past, looking at who built them and why they were important. As part of this we will visit Conisbrough Castle and find out why it was important. This will link to our science work on materials and art work on sketching. 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.
Homework booklets will come home during the first week back and maths and spellings will continue to be sent weekly.
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. We are keen to develop fluency so we like to encourage children to re-read their books before changing them.
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