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Catholic Primary School Pudsey

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Welcome to St Peter's class page!

St Peter's is one of our year 1/2 classes and we are the Summer born children.

We are looking forward to sharing all of our work with you this year! 

Our team in St Peter's are: 

Mrs Andrews - class teacher 
Mrs McPhail - teaching assistant 

If you need to get in touch with any of the team please do so using my e-mail - h.andrews@stjosephspudsey.org

 
Year 2 - Subtraction and addition calculation methods
Common Exception Words Years 1 and 2
Newsletter KS1 Autumn 2
St Peter's Autumn 1 newsletter

Please find below our newsletter for this half term which tells you what we will be covering until October half term.

Hero day!

The children dressed up as some amazing heroes and were able to explain why their hero was important to them. They enjoyed taking part in the parade and seeing all of the other classes. Well done St Peter's

Bonfire pictures

The children worked with Mrs McKee to create a bonfire and firework scene. They talked about the colours and used the media of oil pastels to look at smudging the colours to blur and mix them together.

R.E. - Making the wrong and then the right choice

As a class we role played in groups how we should look after God's World and the creatures that are within it. The group pictured below are showing how people sometimes do not look after small creatures such as spiders, but then acted out making the right choice in placing the spider outside. Other groups role-played cutting down trees as making the wrong choice and then by planting more to make the right choice.

Maths - Using the part-whole model

In maths the past week, the Year One children looked at splitting numbers in different ways by using the part-whole model. At the end of the week they began solving addition calculations. The Year Two children used the part-whole model to look at addition fact families by changing the order of the numbers to make different calculations.

Geography - Looking at compass point directions

As a class we explored the four compass points. we then planned a route suing the compass points to travel to the mugger. The children were brilliant at identifying North, East, South and West.

R.E. - Creation Walk

The children went on a walk around school with Mrs Mcphail to find all of the beautiful things that God has created for us. We made I wonder statements about them, such as I wonder why the sky is blue, I wonder why God made trees, I wonder why he made all of the stars. The children then answered their own and other children's I wonder statements.

R.E. - The Creation Story

Everyone in the class made a plate to resemble one of the days from the creation story. We then ordered the story as well.

Courage

Our class virtue is courage and during the first week of school we looked at the stroy of The Owl who was afraid of the dark.

This is how our children define courage...

The children drew pictures of when they showed courage and thought of some lovely meanings for courage to go onto our canvas which will be displayed ins school. We also wrote scriptures from teh bible which explained courage.
Topic - Geography

Park Life!


Our first topic is about our local geography and first looked at landmarks we find in Pudsey and teh children drew them. We went on a walk to explore human and physical features around our school grounds, the chidlren were great at identifying these features.


Our next lesson was to make an aerial view of our school; in groups we went around the school and labelled on an outline where all of the classrooms are and other important rooms and office. We explored what a key was and made simple symbols for certain features in our school's grounds.

As a class we looked at Digimaps which allows you to look at maps. We used it to focus on Pudsey and looked at the symbols used on the maps.
Maths

The Year One children have been looking at representing numbers with objects, marks, pictures and exploring resources such as ten frames and number tracks. We also looked at reading, writing and ordering numbers to 10 as numerals and as words. The have worked so well at applying their learning into independent tasks in maths provision time after tehir focussed task.

The Year Two children have been consolidating to represent numbers to 100 using base ten and ten frames and counters. The have also recapped counting in 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's in various ways and trying to count backwards in 2's, 5's and 10's from any number. The chidlren explored number patterns and had to explain their thiking through pictures.
English

For the past three weeks, we have been learning about Jack and The Beanstalk. The children looked at nouns, verbs and adjectives and the Year two children looked at expanded noun phrases. we role played the story, unpicked the characters from the story, the Year Two children came up with a different ending for the story and then the children retold the story for their main writing piece for the last week.
We love to read!

Please do take  look at what the favourite books are in our class and why don't you try reading some of my favourite 5's as well! 
We love to read!
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, LS28 7AZ

Tel: 0113 256 5407

Fax: 0113 255 7449

Email: office@stjosephspudsey.org

Headteacher: Miss C Gardner

Email: c.gardner@stjosephspudsey.org

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