Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

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St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together

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Welcome to Year 1/2

If you lose homework/spellings sheets, please do not hesitate to ask for another copy. I always have spares in my classroom available  (we all lose things - it is not a problem!) 

Teacher  - Miss Gibson 

TA - Miss Blackburn

Support Staff  - Mrs Lunn and Mrs Pickin

 

 

Welcome to Year 1/2

In our class we work together as a class family to support and encourage each other to succeed to the best of our abilities. Through our engaging curriculum and our staff's passion for teaching and learning, we aim to provide an exciting and creative education for our class to grow and develop high aspirations. We strongly reflect on our Christian Values and embed these daily to create a safe and caring Christian environment.

If you have any questions or queries, any of the staff in our class will be more than happy to try their best to answer these - please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Daily Routines

 School starts  - 8:50am

Register closes - 9am (If you arrive to school after 9am you must come through the school reception).

  

Key Information

PE days - PE days are on a Wednesday and Friday. Please can you ensure your child has the correct PE kit for both indoor and outdoor lessons in their PE bags and that all PE kit is clearly labelled with their name. PE bags must be brought on a Monday and then taken home on a Friday for washing every week.

 

Planners and Reading Books

Planners and reading books must be brought into school every day. This allows us to check any messages you have left in planners for us and so that we can leave messages/notes about reading to send home for you too. Additionally, reading books must be in school so that we are able to read with the children on a 1:1 basis. If you do read with your child at home, please make sure that you sign in the planner so that we are aware of this and can change their reading book. Please do not just read the reading book once. Do ensure that you read the book more than once to increase your child's fluency in reading, as well as asking them questions to deepen their understanding of the book/characters as comprehension is a key skill in Year 1/2 that we are constantly trying to develop. 

 

Homework

Homework and spellings are sent out every Friday and usually due in the following Friday. Homework alternates between Literacy and Maths and is linked to our learning in school. Please do support your child in completing homework and spellings as this will help them develop in all areas of their learning.

 

Water Bottles

Please do ensure that your child brings a filled water bottle to school. Children should take home their water bottle each night and return them to school the next day with fresh water.

 

 

***YEAR 2 CHILDREN ONLY ***

KS1 SATs 

 In May children will be required to sit KS1 SATs.

This includes;

  • Spelling Test
  • Punctuation and Grammar Test
  • Paper 1 Reading Test
  • Paper 2 Reading Test
  • Mathematics Arithmetic Test
  • Mathematics Reasoning Test
  • To support your child in passing these tests it is vital that you work with your child at home in completing homework/spellings/tasks that are set, as these will reflect on the content we are teaching in school.

 

 

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