Year 1/2 – Green

Welcome To Green Class!

Our class teacher for the 2018-19 academic year is Mr Gooding.

Our teaching assistant is Miss Corrigan.

In Green Class, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding in-line with The National Curriculum 2014.  British Values also underpin our curriculum.

Our key topic areas this year are:

Why did The Wright Brothers, Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart take to the sky?
Core Text: Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones

The is a History based topic. We will learn about the Wright Brothers and why they decided to take to the sky! We will also look at key events surrounding the lives of other famous pilots and how aviation has changed over time.

Why can’t a Penguin live in the desert?
Core Text: 
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

This is a Geography based topic. We will learn about the human and physical features of Geography. We will compare two different locations. We will learn about hot and cold places.

What do aliens think of life on planet Earth?
Core Text: 
Beegu by  Alexis Deacon

This is a Geography based topic. We will build on our knowledge of human and physical Geography by comparing two familiar places.

Was the Great Fire of London Really Great?
Core Text: 
The Great Fire of London by Emma Adams

This is a History based topic. Through the use of historic artifacts we will learn about life in London in 1666 and the events leading up to, and after, The Great Fire of London.

What was life like when Queen Victoria was on the Throne?
Core Text: 
Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan
Core text: Annie: The Story of a Victorian Mill Girl – Margaret Nash

This is a History based topic. We will be learning about what life would have been like for a child living during the Victorian period in Oldham.

What will I see on a bus journey around Oldham?
Core Text: 
The Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke

This is a Geography based topic. We use use our map skills to learn about different places near our school.

PE:

Green Class will have their PE lessons on Wednesdays.  It is essential that children have the correct PE kit in school.

Kit:

Indoor sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black pumps

Outdoor sessions

  • Black shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms (winter)
  • Red polo shirt
  • Trainers (not fashionable)
  • Sweater (winter)

Our Learning Line

The Learning Line helps us the children to evaluate their own progress in lessons. Our line shows the  journey of Dory and her friends to find Nemo. The children helped to design our learning line and use it in all areas of the curriculum.

Our Golden Promises


Investors in pupils

Our class target is:

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents on our weekly class newsletters.

Homework

Homework is explained on the newsletter each week.  It will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Homework will include: English, Maths, Spelling and a piece of ‘Talk’ homework which will link to our worship theme.

If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Mr Gooding and Miss Corrigan