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(Y1/2) The Rainbows - Miss Sides


Teacher: Mrs Sides

Support: Mrs Hartley and Miss Jepson


Welcome to the Y1/2 class page!


Here we will be updating you with curriculum details, photos and information relating to our class.

Week commencing 4.12.17


Rainbow class have worked their socks off this week! 

We created a storyboard of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and then went on to retell the story in our writing lessons. The standard of writing has been so high that many children have received an effort level 5! 

In maths we have been looking at missing number problems for addition and subtraction. We had lots of fun working these problems out practically and in small groups. 



Week commencing 27.11.17


This week the children took it in turns to act out a scenario from The Jolly Postman. They had to decide whether or not the Giant would forgive Jack for stealing his golden-egg-laying hen! 


We also spent our afternoons making some incredible 'school pet' themed Christmas tree decorations. We made snails out of card, glitter and pipe cleaners; as well as chickens out of plastic spoons and card. The decorations can be seen up close at the Christ Church Brampton Tree Festival. 





Week commencing 20.11.17


This week we have continued to read The Jolly Postman in our English lessons. We read the letter which Goldilocks sent to Baby Bear. In the letter, Goldilocks apologised to Baby Bear for eating his porridge and for breaking his chair; we had a class debate on whether or not Goldilocks should be forgiven. 

In maths we have been solving missing number problems and looked at different ways to make 10. 

During the afternoons, we used the IPads to research James Starley (known as the 'Father' of the bicycle industry) and we have also made our own vehicles using recycled materials. 





Week commencing 13.11.17


We have had a very exciting week! 

On Tuesday we went to the cinema to see Cars 3. We were all superstars and were great role models for the other children there. Then, on Friday it was fancy dress day for Children in Need! We all looked brilliant and had lots of fun. 

Week Commencing 6.11.17


This week we settled back into school after the half term holiday.


Our new topic is ‘Could you be the next Lightning McQueen?’.


We have started to learn all about different types of transport. On Tuesday we reassembled a bike and discussed what each part was for.


In English, we read The Jolly Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. The postman needed to deliver mail to lots of fairy-tale characters so we drew a map for him so he wouldn’t get lost.


In maths we have been using part-whole models to help with our number bonds, addition and subtraction.

Autumn 1


Rainbow class have had a brilliant start to the school year!


We received a mysterious letter from an alien called Obb. We decided to invite Obb to Brampton Bierlow, but before we could do this we had to go on several local walks to find out what there is to see and do. We wrote letters to him explaining all about the local shops and the church. We then sent the letters from the post office.


A few weeks later Obb came to visit! Some of us were a little scared at first, but then we were all really excited to know that our letters had been received.


As well as writing letters to Obb, we have also learnt all about place value in maths and we have worked hard to improve our reading. 

Autumn 1