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Welcome to Year 1/2!



We have a mixture of Year 1 and Year 2 children in our classroom.




Class Teacher: Miss Vicky Mapp

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Rebecca Taylor

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Anna Kadir



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At Pinders Primary School, each of our classrooms are focussed on a book. The Year 1/2 classroom is called the Enchanted Forest and is focussed on the book 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Browne. The story involves a boy taking a walk through the forest to his Grandma's house, meeting a variety of fairy tale characters along the way!

We will be reading this book in class during our first week back at school.



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  • Reading books should be read at home every day. Can your child read the book independently using their phonic knowledge and skills? Can they answer questions about what they have read? If you feel that your child's reading book is ready to be changed, please ask your child to place their book in the reading tray which is located in the cloakroom inside the classroom.
  • Homework will be given out weekly and will include read and respond, maths and spellings. Homework books must be put in the tray in the cloakroom by Wednesday each week.
  • Library sessions are on Thursdays/Fridays each week. Children will have the opportunity to visit our school library and borrow a book to take home!
  • PE kits must have names clearly written on each item of clothing. Please bring PE kits to school on a Monday and take them home on a Friday as our PE days can change half termly. Don't forget your trainers!
  • Milk can be paid for online and costs £1.05 per week.
  • Water bottles will be taken home every Friday to be washed. Children can bring these back to school on Mondays. Water bottles can be bought for £1 from the school office.



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Check our Twitter page (@PindersPrimary) weekly for lots of photographs of our learning!





Enchanted Forest


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During the first half term in Year 1/2 our topic will be Enchanted Forest. Lots of our learning will be focused on different traditional tales! In our English learning we will be focussing on the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and writing our own versions of the story. In DT we will be creating fairy tale moving pictures. In our Humanities lessons we will be doing some map work, focussing on the journeys that different fairy tale characters make!

In Maths this half term the children will be working on number and place value. In our Science learning we will be investigating different materials.


Educational Visits


During this half term some children will be going to watch the production of 'The Gruffalo's Child' in Sheffield - a story set in a forest!

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Also this half term, children in Year 1/2 will be visiting The Rainbow Factory in Leeds, where their day will be filled with exciting activities focussed on traditional tales!




Information for Parents

Information for Year 1 Parents: The Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Watch the short video to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful.

Information for Year 2 parents: National curriculum tests (SATs) at key stage 1

Information for parents of pupils in year 2, typically aged 7, about assessments which take place in May.


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