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Welcome to Wayland Class
Wayland is a mixed class of pupils in Year 1 and Year 2. Our teachers are Mrs Timms on a Monday and Tuesday, and Miss Read for the rest of the week. We have a bright, colourful and spacious classroom with good access to our outside learning space.
Adults use effective strategies to help children to begin to write individual letters and sounds to build words and develop their early writing skills securely."
OFSTED February 2016
Term 1 - Australia (click on image to download a copy)
- Spellings (look, cover, write, check)
- Reading Daily (comprehension of text)
- Reading and Spelling Year 1 and 2 words
The National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 encompasses:
Wayland Class Taking Part in Forest School
- Design and Technology
- Personal Development (PSHE)
The Foundation curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning and development.
Three prime areas:
Pupils are encouraged to explore and investigate
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
And four specific areas:
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Our curriculum is based on the requirements of Key Stage 1.
- Areas of our curriculum are linked through topic, where possible, to help children give meaning to their learning.
- Learning is practical and active so that children receive a 'hands on' experience to develop their knowledge and understanding of new concepts.
- All tasks are differentiated to ensure that children are challenged in their learning. There are some specific criteria for each year group - some children may exceed these and a few may find it difficult to reach the required standard.
-To continue to foster a love of books and realise why it is so important to be able to read independently.
-Phonics should be the prime approach to reading.
-To continue to participate in book talk.
-To identify different genres e.g. stories, poetry, non-fiction/information.
-Children are encouraged to read individually to an adult daily.
-In school we hear each child read 3 times a week. They may change their book every day.
-Recognise High Frequency words by sight.
Good handwriting remains fundamental to children's educational achievement even though most of their future correspondence in adult life will be typed!
Correct letter formation and orientation is demonstrated in an active way. We use a variety of media for handwriting to consolidate letter formation such as sand, paintbrushes, gel boards and chalk.
Children in Year 2 will be taught how to join their handwriting.
-Children will learn in groups, as a whole class and independently using White Rose Maths/selecting maths resources during play.
-Where possible maths will be linked to topic, but some links can be a little tenuous.
-Maths remains practical and active.
-Children learn to record their work independently.
-Focus on reasoning, applying knowledge and solving challenges.
During Reception, children form an understanding of a sentence and most become able to compose simple sentences that convey meaning.
In Year 1 and 2 this is built upon and children learn to write in a variety of genres.
Children use their phonic knowledge and sight words independently.
How can you help?
Ask your child what they have been learning today at school - if they just say 'playing', ask them if they have used the computer, talked to a partner, counted etc.
Please listen to them read every day - little and often - it should be fun not a chore.
Help them with their spellings/phonics.
Praise independence, good manners, turn taking and listening skills.
Encourage learning maths using real-life contexts at home.
Tell us about any learning they have achieved at home and we can add this to their profiles (Reception only).
Let us know if you have time to help in school!
Keep Up To Date
We use Parentmail PMX to communicate with parents and carers.
We publish a newsletter every 2 weeks, click here to see newsletters from this school year.
OFSTED reported in February 2016 that we have...
a curriculum which provides children with interesting and stimulating activities.