Year 1/2 Foxes 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 1/2 Foxes
A warm welcome to Foxes class. In Years 1 and 2 we are firm believers in nurturing the whole child.This means that we offer rich educational experiences through a creative curriculum. There will be times that your child is unaware that they are learning! This is because we provide fun, stimulating and real-life experiences. We use song, dance, crafts, practical resources and stories to embed key skills and knowledge. We believe that everyone is good at something. We cannot wait to discover the individual talents that the children in our classes have!
My name is Mr Muzyka and I have been teaching for 6 years. Before teaching I spent 6 years in the Royal Navy. Here is a little bit about myself:
In Foxes we have Miss Murphy and Miss Baguley
The children will have PE twice a week, once with the class teacher and once with the coaches. The children will have PE on Monday and Thursday. The children should come to school wearing their PE kit and they will stay in their kit all day. PE kit must be a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps/trainers.
Children receive maths and literacy homework fortnightly which will be based around key maths skills such as number bonds, times tables and addition and subtraction.
Reading books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays and these are linked with the Read, Write Inc groups children are placed in for phonics lessons.
Year 1 and 2 Spellings
Below is a list of spellings children in Year 1 and Year 2 should know how to read and write by the end of the year. Please practise these where possible. All will be sent throughout the year as weekly spelling practise and repeated to store them to memory.
In Foxes we have 'Secret Student' where a child is picked each day and the name hidden in the special folder. If at the end of the day that child has been following the school and class rules they get to pick a treat from the class treat box. The name is then revealed to the class. If not the name is taken away but not revealed to anyone. We also have a recognition board at the front of the classroom where the children's picture will be placed if they are following the rules of the day.
At Abingdon we use Class Dojo which is embedded within every year group. We use Class Dojo to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for parents and teachers to communicate. I will replay to messages within school working hours.