Y1 & 2 - Henwood Class

Henwood Class
Years 1 and 2
Miss Cachia is our Teacher and she is also a Forest School Lead. Ms Rowe, Mrs Smith and Mrs Morse are our Teaching Assistants. We are a busy class of 27 children who love to ask questions, explore and get creative!
Monday: Weekly communication letter sent out. Y2 spelling test. 
Tuesday: Forest School all day, alternating between year groups each week. Please check the weekly communication letter to see if it is your year group's week. It is also PE with Mr Jones for the year group not attending Forest School so please remember your PE kit!
Wednesday: PE (cricket) with Mr Shaik. New Y2 weekly spelling list sent out. 
Thursday: Yoga in the afternoon. 
Friday: Miss Goodey teaches our class in the afternoon whilst Miss Cachia is busy planning, preparing and assessing our learning. 

January 2019
This term, we are learning all about Africa. We will be looking closer at the Bwindi National Park in Uganda and comparing the types of plants and animals that we would find there to those that we would find on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. 

We have been looking closer at the story 'Handa's Surprise' and have tasted the 7 different fruits that Handa collected for her friend Akeyo. We also tasted the surprise fruit that was found at the end of the story! We are looking forward to writing our own version of the story using a Talk 4 Writing style. 
In maths, we have moved on to looking at multiplication and division. Year 1 have had fun making equal groups of objects and saying a multiplication sentence. Year 2 are beginning to link equal groups to multiplication number sentences. To help you child with this, I have assigned the multiplication and division unit as homework on the Mathletics app. You can also play some Top Marks games: click here.

We are making our own African musical instruments and will use these to perform a song that we have been learning. We have also created some beautiful sunset silhouette paintings, have a look at them on display in our classroom!

Please remember to keep reading at home :) 
Below are the speed spellings for the children in Henwood to learn this term.