Class 1/2

Welcome to our Class 1/2 Page!

Your child’s teacher is going to be Mrs Smith and our class teaching assistants are Mrs Kelsall and Mrs Platts. We are all very excited for your child to join us in September and are looking forward to learning together in our new class!

Meet your Teachers

Hello! My name is Mrs Smith. You might know me as Miss Bentley but recently I got married so now I have a different name. When I am not at school I like to go on long walks in Derbyshire with my dog, who is called Ronnie. My favourite kind of walk would be on a very cold and sunny day so I can put my hat, scarf and wellies on! Ronnie needs a lot of exercise so she keeps me very fit.

When I have some spare time I like to bake. My favourite things to bake are cupcakes and lemon drizzle cake. I also love to watch football at the weekend. Mr Smith supports Liverpool so we cheer them on together when they are playing.

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Mrs Smith 
Year 1/2 Teacher

My name is Mrs. Kelsall, here’s a little about myself and what I get up to when I am not working in school. In my spare time myself and my husband volunteer and run Rotherham Sea Cadets. I’m the Executive Officer and we teach children between 10-18 years of age. We help them to gain confidence and give them life skills to better prepare themselves for whatever life has in store for them. I presently hold the Royal Navy rank of Petty Officer and I get lots of enjoyment from it. I also have two children and we all do this hobby together as a family. This hobby does take most of my time up, but when I do get a few minutes I love craft and making cards.

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Mrs Kelsall 
Year 1/2 Teaching Assistant

Hello, my name is Mrs Platts. I have worked at Thrybergh Primary School for 22 years. I absolutely love my job and as my role of HLTA; I am lucky enough to teach most of the children throughout school. I love watching T.V and reading. I thoroughly enjoy reading Roald Dahl books to the children. I have three children of my own who are all grown up now. I love spending time with my family especially at Christmas time when we all get together for the day.

I enjoy going shopping with my daughter and going out for lunch. I can’t wait for September to see you all again and to meet our new children.

A.Platts

Mrs Platts
Year 1/2 Teaching Assistant

Our New Learning

Next year our topics are Scrumdiddlyumptious, Ticket to Ride and On a Safari. In these topics, we are going to be learning about food, transport and different kinds of animals. We have planned some fantastic learning activities and know that you will really enjoy them!

Class Information

Homework
This is given out every Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please ensure that you do your homework as it ensures that you get extra practise of what we are learning at school. Homework will normally consist of spellings and some maths work. Children will also have a termly topic project to complete which hopefully will encourage them to be imaginative and creative.

Reading
We ask children to practise their reading book for 10 minutes each night as this will help them to become more fluent and confident readers.

PE
We take part in PE lessons each week and ask children to bring their PE kit (labelled with their name) at the beginning of the week and leave it in school until Friday. They will need both an indoor and an outdoor kit. Please also make sure that all school uniform, book bags, lunch boxes and water bottles are labelled with your child’s name as belongings can get mixed up when children are getting changed.

Useful Links

All of the links below are brilliant resources that can be used to support pupil’s ongoing learning.

Maths

English