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Sunnyfields Primary School

Sunnyfields Primary School

''Respect, challenge, enquiring mind and confident''

YR1/2 - Kangaroo

Kangaroo Class - Year 1 and Year 2


Mrs Milner


PE Days

Our class PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Children will need to come wearing a suitable PE kit on these days. Thank you. 

Reading Books and Planners must come to school each day - thank you. 


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 three teaching assistants.  Mrs Canning works with us Monday to Wednesday, Mrs Booth who works with us on Fridays and Mrs Lambie who is in class all week. Mrs Butler covers Mrs Milner's PPA and Leadership Time each week.


We have lots of exciting activities planned for the first half of the Spring term! Our new topic is called Best of British and we will be learning all about the United Kingdom and its capital cities. In our geography lessons we will be learning about the four countries of the UK - Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We will finding where they are on the map as well as famous landmarks in those countries. We will be food tasting things that originate from those four countries too.  In our science lessons we will be finding out about the weather and seasons. In our design technology lessons we will be making a rain gauge after learning how to write and follow instructions in English lessons.


As well as this we will also be working on maths lessons daily along with phonics, spelling, RE, ICT, PE and music. We will, of course, be looking at Shrove Tuesday and why it is a special time for Christians. Where possible we will try and link our topic to all our sessions. All the children will have access to continuous provision to enhance their learning experience and build on from their learning journey in Foundation Stage.


As we have a fabulous garden area, we will also be using this area to enhance our learning, so please send children with a coat to school each day. 


Maths tasks will continue to be sent home weekly. The maths links to the area of learning we have been focusing on that week but if the children are unsure how to complete their homework please speak to us at  home time. We do encourage the children to be independent and hand their homework into the homework tray as they come into the classroom. Please help us by reminding them to do this as they come into school. All children will also have a logon for Timetables Rockstars (Year 2) and Numbots (Year 1) which they can access at home for extra maths activities. There is also the White Rose Maths App which they can use for free too. We encourage all children to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times table.


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. We ask that children read at home at least three times a week. All children will be heard 3 times a week in school as part of our Little Wandle reading sessions.  All children will also bring home a sharing book which an adult can read to them. Year 2 children have the option to choose a chapter book also. 



Extra curricular activities will be sent out to parents in due course. 


Snack Time

If your child has milk through the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme then they will have this at playtime. Children can bring a water bottle to school and we kindly ask that it only contains water. In KS1 we have fruit for the children daily but they may bring a fruit snack from home should they wish. 


Mrs Milner

Kangaroo Class Teacher / KS1 Phase Leader

Outdoor Area

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