Kentmere Academy

Year 1/2

Welcome to the Kentmere Academy, Year 1/2 page. As our children move from the Kentmere Academy Early Years in to Year 1 and 2, they will begin to experience an increase in academic expectations and support.

The class teachers in Year 1/2 are:

Mrs Howard (KS1 Manager / Deputy Headteacher)
Mrs Dempsey
Mrs Hancock
Miss Shaw/Mrs Heginbotham

 

CURRICULUM TOPICS

CURRICULUM TOPICS

Kentmere Academy follows the Cornerstone Education Curriculum. To learn more about Cornerstone Education visit the website here.

Our topic for the Spring term is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.  We are very excited about our trip to Skipton Castle to find out more about the features of castles. During our topic we will be finding out about famous towers and bridges.  In history we will learn about the important work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In Science we will be investigating suitable materials to make structures and looking at how materials can be combined to make them stronger.  In English we will be looking at traditional tales set in castles.  We will also be focusing on the Anthony Browne story ‘The Tunnel’.

To view our curriculum overview for this term please click here.

You can view all the curriculum topics that Year 1/2 classes will be studying by clicking on the links below:

2018/19

Autumn Term 1 Curriculum Plan 2018

Autumn Term 2 Curriculum Plan

Spring Term Curriculum Plan

Summer Term 1 Curriculum Plan

Summer Term 2 Curriculum Plan

USEFUL WEBSITES TO IMPROVE LEARNING

USEFUL WEBSITES TO IMPROVE LEARNING

Here are some websites that you may like to visit to help with your child’s learning this term and beyond:

Woodland Maths

Oxford owls (Great for reading)

Phonics Play

HELPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

HELPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

It is very important that you and your child work together at home to further their learning. You can help by:

- Reading every night

- Learning spellings from the key word list

- Complete our learning log every fortnight

- Learn number facts (doubles and halves of numbers, pairs of numbers to make 10, 20)

Select a further task from the optional homework menu sent home at the beginning of every half term and can also be downloaded on the link below.

To access the Year 1/2 homework menu, please click here.

 

ROUTINES AND REMINDERS

ROUTINES AND REMINDERS

Children will need their reading books and bags in school everyday.

Indoor and outdoor PE kits which are clearly labelled with your child’s name are also required everyday.

Children will be given weekly spellings for them to learn ready for the following Friday.

Learning Logs are sent out fortnightly on Fridays.

Reading Books will go home everyday.

Additional English and Maths work will be sent home to practise what they have been doing in class; this will be sent home on alternate weeks.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19