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Rose and Honeysuckle and Speedwell (Year 1 and 2 classes)

30th January 2018


In Rose and Honeysuckle class we have been working hard on our Phonics skills in class, including reading real and recognising alien words. This is in preparation for the phonics test at the end of the year.

The test includes some real words, and some alien words that look a bit like this:


example alien word


The alien words help teachers check whether children can recognise all of the sounds and blend them into words, these skills will continue to help your child progress in reading as they will able to approach longer and more difficult words with confidence. 


A good way to practise sounding and blending, and spotting alien words, is on the website Phonics Play, particularly on the games Buried Treasure, Picnic on Pluto and Dragon's Den. If you get chance it would be great to visit it and play a few games together, your child will show you how to sound and blend like we do in school.


Click here to visit the Phonics Play website:


24th January 2018


We have been having lots of fun so far with our topic, Muck, Mess and Mixtures! The children have enjoyed reading Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. They were inspired by the story to design their own potions, which we made by carefully measuring all the magic ingredients before mixing them together. This led to some brilliant instruction writing in English- How to Make a Magic Potion. 


In science, we have been doing a lot of investigating and found the best ways to make ice melt quickly. The children very carefully recorded their observations before writing the experiment up.  We have been getting very messy in art, exploring different techniques with paint and clay.


Here are just a few pictures of the amazing learning that has taken place so far!

Year 2 SATs information 

Please find below the PowerPoint shared during the Year 2 SATs meeting.  If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher. 



Welcome Back!


A big welcome back to all of our children and parents!  We are so impressed with how well all the children in year 1 and 2 have adapted to their new classes.  Well done!  Already, we have delved into our new Dinosaur Planet topic and the children have been learning lots of new dinosaur facts and exploring the topic with lots of 'hands on' activities.  In English we have continued with our dinosaur theme and the children have enjoyed sharing some dinosaur stories.  In maths we have been having fun finding lots of practical activities to explore number and place value.  Homework and spellings will begin again next week, so please look out for these in your child's book bag on Friday.  Well done again everyone!  :)

What a fantastic week!