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Margaret Wix Primary School

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Emperors (Year 1 and 2)

Welcome to Year 1/2


Our class is called Emperors.  We are taught by Miss Banes (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Arnott (Thurs-Fri).  Emperors are supported by Mrs Carlisle and Miss Cattermole.


Things to remember:

Library will take place in class on a Tuesday.  Please bring back your book each Monday, so you can choose a new one.


Outdoor P.E will take place on Thursdays with Rising Stars.  Please come into school wearing your PE kit on Thursdays.  No need to bring a change of clothes. 


Home reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday.  They will be quarantined in between other children taking them home.


Spelling homework will be sent out fortnightly. 



Key dates:

Virtual Meet the Teacher Meeting  - Tuesday 15th September at 4.00pm (invitations will be sent via email)

Parents consultation evenings - Monday 30th November

Sharing Assembly - Tuesday 20th April at 9am



Let's take a tour of the classroom and look at where you will come into school:


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W/B 14/9/20

What a busy time we have had in Emperors. The children have been happy to be back and have been keen to explore the new classroom and outdoor area. Well done to all for learning many new routines and for washing hands and using sanitisier regularly with no complaints.


In English we have introduced our focus book, Journey by Aaron Becker. The class have been describing the scenes and exploring the feelings expressed. They have been writing independently and working on their handwriting.


In maths we have been playing lots of games to reactivate learning and have been working in pairs to promote turn taking.

W/B 30/9/20


We have started a new book in our English lessons - Stanley's Stick by John Hegley. The children are really enjoying it and have already produced some written work based on their own sticks. We are encouraging the children to have a go at words independently using their phonic knowledge. Along side this we are working on common exception words (tricky words).


In maths we have focussed on 'position'. The children have been moving around and learning important mathematical vocabulary - left, right, on top, underneath, clockwise, anti clockwise.

The have also looked at the points of the compass and learnt 'Never eat shredded wheat' to help them remember north, east, south, west. If you have a compass (perhaps on your smart phone), take a look with your child and talk about what direction you are going in when you go out walking.



In art lessons we have been focussing on texture and pattern. The children experimented with a range of different drawing pencils and they used clay tools to create different patterns and textures.