Welcome to Seals and Penguins Class Page
We are really looking forward to the term ahead and all the fun things we are going to do together!
Keep checking our class page for updates on our learning adventures!
If you were not able to attend our meet the teacher meeting this term then please click on the button below to read some useful information regarding your child's class.Meet the teacher meeting Aut 2022
Here are the Seals and Penguin Class team!
We are taught by Mrs Willis.
Other adults that help us in our class are;
Mrs Ennals Mrs Sutherland Miss Bingham Mrs Moody
These words describe our learning in KS 1!
Lymington Food Bank
We have been learning about ways to help people in our community. We decided as a class to support The New Forest Food Bank in Lymington. We now collect food and toiletries and each week for the food bank. We take it in turns to telephone the food bank to ask them to collect our donations. We help pack the items up into bags and load them onto the van. We all really enjoyed our first visit to the food bank and hope to go again soon! (See our photos on the google classroom.)
Last term a group of children in Yr 2 were given the opportunity to take part in The Acorn Project at Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington.
This is a very special project that enables children to visit the hospice each week for 3 weeks and work with the patients there on a piece of art work.
Children in Yr 2 will again be given the opportunity to take part in The Acorn Project in the summer term of 2023.
If you would like to find out more about The Acorn Project then google; The Acorn Project Oakhaven Hospice Lymington
At Tiptoe School we learn cursive handwriting which means we learn to do lead ins and lead outs on all our lower case letters. We learn to write this way because it will help us to join our letters when we are ready to do so.
Click on the button below to practise your handwriting at home!
We have daily lessons in phonics - to find out more about how we learn in phonics look under the learning tab on the home page.
In phonics we also practise spelling our common exception words. You can find a list of these here. There are separate words for Yr 1 and Yr 2.
We also practise spelling of our high frequency words. You can find a list of these here.
We also learn how to use different types of punctuation. Click on the tab below to see more of what we learn in KS 1.
In KS 1 we use concrete resources, pictorial and abstract representations to show that we fully understand what we have learnt. To find out more about what we are learning this half term see our curriculum letter on the pink button below.
Please see below a copy of our long term maths plan for Yr 1 and 2
Don't forget to look on the google classroom for lots of maths games to play where you can practise all of your number skills!
Each week a superstar maths worker can take Maths Monkey home for 2 nights! Maths Monkey loves maths so he will enjoy counting your toys or playing snakes and ladders! What will you find at your house for Maths Monkey to do?
If you click on the link below you can see our class learning plan for the coming year. Take a look and find out about all the exciting things we will be learning about.
Guided Reading Autumn 1 2022
We split into Year 1 and Year 2 for guided reading.
In Year 1 this half term we will be sharing, reading, and answering questions on fiction and non fiction books about pets.
Year 2 will looking at a books about adventures including a book called The Secret of Black Rock. To find out more see the guided reading overviews for Yr 1 and Yr 2 below.
English Autumn 1 2022
This half term our English lessons will focus on these two high quality texts. The Gigantic Turnip and The Story Machine. To find out more see our latest curriculum letter below.
To also find out what we will be learning about in all subjects see our curriculum letter below on the blue tab.
To find out more about what we are learning in our history topic this half term see our knowledge organiser on the tab below.
P4C - Philosophy 4 Children
Each week the children in KS 1 will be participating in philosophy for children. Children will take part in discussions with their peers where they will be encouraged to think about a question / story / dilemma / problem. They will be encouraged to think about their own opinions and will be taught to debate in a safe space using the phrases ; I agree because.... I disagree because. Children will listen to each others views and learn that we don't have to always agree with the views of our peers to be friends.
Tiptoe Learning Powers!
Each day we award 2 children for using their learning powers! These children write their name on a learning power paper and add it to the special pot of powers! Each half term a name is picked from the pot of powers to receive a prize! To find out more about The Tiptoe Learning Powers look under the learning tab on the home page.
Click on the tab below to see our timetable in KS 1 for the next academic year.
Each week we try to; read every day to an adult, practise our spellings and complete a maths and English task.
All home work is now on our google classroom! Click on the green button below to join our classroom. Homework will be submitted on Fridays and ideally needs to be completed by the following Thursday.
Click on the buttons below to see suggested reading book lists for Year 1 and 2.
Penguins and Seals