Holly Berries

Welcome to Holly Berries
Holly Berry Class is home to Year 1 and 2 children, Miss Aldred [Class Teacher], Mrs Bonser [Teaching Assistant], Mrs Meek [1:1 Teaching Assistant, Mrs Powell [1:1 Teaching Assistant] and Mrs Crowell [1:1 Teaching Assistant].
PE

Our PE day is Wednesday. We ask that children come to school dressed in appropriate PE kit:

  • Black shorts/track suit bottoms
  • T-shirt in your house colour (red, green, blue, yellow) - no logos please
  • School jumper/cardigan 
  • Trainers/daps which must remain in school

Earrings and watches MUST be REMOVED for all PE lessons.

PHONICS
From November 2021 the children will be introduced to a new phonics scheme called ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.’ This program will also be used to support the children in developing their reading and writing skills. If you would like more information, including watching some videos explaining how to pronounce each sound, please click on the link below.
If you would like some help reinforcing your child's recognition and recall of the Phase 3 Phonic Sounds, there are some useful videos and games for each of the phonemes on BBC Bitesize. 
The Year 2 children will also be learning the spelling patterns from Phase 6 Letters and Sounds. A useful link to some videos and games to support them with this, can be found at...
 
SPELLING, PUNCTUATION and GRAMMAR [SPAG]
The document below shows the types of learning the Year 2 children will cover in their SPAG [Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar] lessons.
A glossary of words and phrases used in SPAG lessons, can also be useful when talking to your child about what they have been learning.
 
COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS
In Holly Berries, the children are learning either the Year 1 or Year 2 Common Exception  words or often called tricky words. These are words that cannot be read or written phonetically. 
Below are the Common Exception word lists for both Year 1 and Year 2, which the children should be able to read and write by the end of their year.
Currently most of the children will be receiving these as some of their weekly spellings.
If you want a game to help improve your child's spelling of these common exception words, click the link below and choose your year group!
 
HANDWRITING
The children in Holly Berries are practising their handwriting using the cursive style which has both lead-ins and lead-outs, so that all letters join, and so that this continuous flow of handwriting will enable them to write faster. If you would like to help them with this, the image below shows how each letter should be formed.
There are lots of fun Maths games that your child can do, on the internet. Please click on some of the links below.
Below are some more useful websites for Maths.
Click below for a Glossary of words and phrases used in KS1 Maths lessons.
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