Summer Term

I hope you had a lovely Easter holiday and are ready for a new term ahead. Let’s hope the April showers are behind us and the sun is here to stay! We have already had a great time back at school, over the last few days. There has been some excellent learning already.

This term, our topic is ‘Destination: Unknown.’ We will be learning about famous explorers such as; Neil Armstrong, Ibn Battutu and Christopher Columbus. We will learn about their expeditions, along with what they discovered and how these have educated us today. We will be visiting the ‘Museum of history of Science,’ where we will be attending a space explorers workshop in May. Information about this trip will soon be passed on.

The homework will continue with the same cycle of handing it in on the Wednesday, to then be returned to you on the same day. This then gives you the chance to learn the spellings for a full week. I will repeatedly encourage you to read at home as much as you can. This will hugely help the Year 1’s that will be sitting their phonics screening check in June and it will massively help the year 2’s where you can discuss the type of words/phrases that appear in your books, ready for their KS1 SATS.

The Year 1’s will continue to go to Forest School on a Tuesday morning and the Year 2’s will be swimming on Tuesday mornings up until the half term.

If you have an questions or queries, please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Spring Term

Welcome back to the new term in the academic year. I do hope that you have had a restful break and feeling refreshed for the new year ahead. Once the term starts, the weeks quickly go by so I hope Nethercote class are ready for lots of super learning!

This term, our topic is ‘On Your Doorstep.’ Here, we will be exploring the village of Tackley and detecting physical and human features that make up our village. After half term, we will be going for a walk around Tackley to spot these physical and human features. We will also be going on a school trip to Thrupp, which just a little beyond Tackley, and we will be exploring the land just beyond our ‘doorstep’ too.

I am looking forward to seeing all of your hard work in maths and english, as we continue to develop as brilliant mathematicians and  star writers. There will be a continual focus on phonics, particularly for the Year 1’s and we will continue to revise our phonetic knowledge with the Year 2’s.

The Year 2’s will be swimming up until half term, so remember to bring your swimming kit on Tuesday mornings. The Year 1’s will continue to go to Forest School on these mornings.

As always, please do come and see me if you would like to discuss anything, or e-mail me on the address below.

Autumn Term

Hello and welcome to Nethercote Class!

We are the Year 1 & 2 class at Tackley School.  We are lucky to have our teaching assistant Mrs Harris who is an indispensable help in working with us throughout the day.  We are also extremely fortunate to have one-on-one reading with Mrs. Plumridge.

This term, our topic is ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane.’ We will be investigating changes within living memory. We will be studying British history from 1900 onwards and how events reveal aspects of change in British life. A study of old toys from the past will be making a prominent feature too. Show and Tell will also happen on a Friday afternoon and the children can bring in something to do with the topic. Your child will get a slip to let you know when it is their turn to bring something in.

Phonics has a big emphasis in our class, as it is vitally important that our children continue to develop their reading skills. I expect to see the children reading nearly every day and this can be anything from a picture book to a comic strip!

Just a reminder that homework is due in every Wednesday and will be handed back out on the same day, so you have a whole week to complete your task and learn your spellings. A spellings test will take place every Wednesday too.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to come and see me at drop off or pick up, alternatively you can make an appointment to come and see me by ringing the office. You can also contact me on: Nethercote@tackley.oxon.sch.uk

Miss Murphy

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