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Year 1/2- Miss Bray

Welcome to the Year 1/2 class page!
We are an extremely hard working and enthusiastic class with a real love of learning.

My name is Miss Bray and I am luckily enough to be the teacher of this wonderful class. We are a mixed class of Year 1 and Year 2 children.



General Information:

Our PE days are Monday and Friday; children need to bring their indoor and outdoor PE kit on Monday and take it home on a Friday.

Children will need to bring their reading record and reading book to school every day. Reading books are changed daily. Reading is taken very seriously at our school and reading at home regularly with your child will make a huge difference to their progress.  Please make sure that you record reading with your child so their book can be changed when required.

Weekly spellings are sent home every Monday and the children are tested the following Monday. Could you please ensure that your child brings their spelling book to school every Monday ready for the test to be completed/new spellings to be written inside.

Thank you for your continued support. 



Our exciting new topics starting after the holidays will be:

Science: Everyday materials

History: Guy Fawkes & the gun powder plot 
              Our Own History
Geography: Continents and world oceans
                     Map work of the local area

RE: Christianity

Art: Printing 
       Chalk 


Our Reading Area
Here is our magical reading forest… 
We love snuggling up in a quiet spot under the tree or even grabbing a torch and settling down to a book in our enchanted den. We all have our very own frog that hops across the lily pads every time we read at home until we reach the magical castle, receiving a certificate and a dip in Miss Bray’s very special prize box.




Great Fire of London Collage

Here are our beautiful, fiery landscapes of London during the Great Fire. We used coloured tissue paper to create a collage of the fire, starting with red and building up to yellow. We finished them off my adding silhouettes of the burning buildings using black paper. We think they look very effective.



The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark

In class we have been reading `The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark` written by Jill Tomlinson. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to create our very own versions of Plop, (the baby owl in the story).  Again, we used the skill of collage to layer leaves as feathers and finished it off with two big round eyes, two feet and a bright orange beak.  We then did some descriptive writing relating to the story, describing how Plop looks followed by a detailed description of the night. We are so proud of this writing and are very happy to see it on our classroom wall.



Traditional Tales

In Literacy we have been focusing on the theme of `Traditional Tales`. We have used many of these stories as a focus for our writing including, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Enormous Turnip and many more.  After reading the story of The Enormous Turnip, we all had a go at creating the farm setting of the story using small world. The results were extremely detailed and it helped us a lot with our writing the following day. 

Can you spot the giant turnip?




Gardening Afternoon

We have been very busy making sure our garden is prepared for our new plants and seeds. We worked hard at weeding, raking and turning over the soil. We had such fun getting our hands dirty! 





Shafton Scarecrow Competition 2016
Take a look at the very royal Year 1/2 scarecrow. We had an absolutely fantastic time creating it. Our teamwork skills were tested and we proved that together we can create wonderful things. We couldn’t bear to leave Her Majesty out in the cold so she is currently standing very proud outside our classroom!