Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Little Fish - Year 1/2

Miss Rebecca Jane

Assistant Head and Teacher

It's difficult to name a favourite book as there are far too many to choose from! I have very fond memories of my Year 3 teacher reading me the BFG and this was the best part of the day by far. I was totally hooked on her vivid story telling voices and can clearly remember the class falling silent in suspense as she continued the next chapter each afternoon. I'll never forget the roars of laughter as we heard about 'frobscottle' and 'snozcumbers'. My love for Roald Dahl grew more and more from here and I now love reading Roald Dahl's books to my own little class of 'human beans'.

Mrs Horwell

Teacher

I absolutely LOVE 'The Famous five - 5 go to smugglers top'. It gives me such wonderful memories of when I used to have sleepovers with my best friend, and we would listen to 'The famous five' books on audio. I have particularly fond memories of listening to this one in the dark whilst eating a midnight feast and loving the feeling of being scared but needing to continue listening so that I could complete the adventure with the famous five. I love how Enid Blyton almost makes you feel as though you're an extra member of the gang whilst you read the books. I particularly liked George's character too

Mrs Slade

Support staff

My favourite book, for nostalgic reasons, is The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. I read it many times as a child and when I had a family of my own, I shared it with my two girls. Even now as an adult I sometimes pick it up and read a chapter or two!

Mrs Biggers

Support staff

Mrs Pepperpot Stories by Alf Prøysen is one of my favourite books because I love reading about Mrs Pepperpot's resilience, determination and ingenuity in her approach to her shrinking.

We have enjoyed welcoming the children back this term and are pleased to observe the children engage in their science topic of animals and their habitats with enthusiasm and curiosity. Our end point is to identify 'What is a habitat?' and 'How do animals depend on their habitat?'. The children will be able to identify habitats and microhabitats, will explore food chains and identify the meaning of omnivores, herbivores and carnivores. This will lead us on nicely to our second science unit in which we are going to be thinking about plants. We will look at what plants need to grow and the structure of a plant.
 
In RE the children will be looking at the unit of ‘Salvation’ in this unit the children will be exploring the question ‘Why is Easter important to Christians’.
 
We will also enjoy getting active in P.E and will be ensuring physical literacy by bouncing, throwing and catching balls and beanbags and then completing a circuit with all of these elements in. 
 
In our Maths lessons, we aim to prioritise the revisiting of key learning before our year ones continue with weight as part of the measure unit and year two pupils explore fractions. .
 
Phonics and spelling continue to be taught daily alongside our English lessons, where will be learning to write to inform. Pupils will be able to identify audience and purpose of a letter as well as the key features and this will inform how we plan to write our own letter to a friend we have missed throughout lockdown.
 
 
We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
 
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
 
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage.
 
-Recommended Reads
This document lists texts we would highly recommend your child to access and read during their year group. Pupils are encouraged to select from this range of books.

BISHOP BRONESCOMBE C OF E SCHOOL

Bishop Bronescombe CofE School, Boscoppa Road, St Austell, PL25 3DT
01726 64322
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