Welcome to Redwood Class

Our class is a lively and lovely mixed Year 1/2 class and is taught by Mrs Hansen (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and Miss Parkinson (Monday).  Miss Pierce is our teaching assistant every day. We also have Mrs Turnbull working with children in the morning.


Mrs Hansen

Mrs Hansen

Class teacher

Miss Parkinson

Miss Parkinson

Teacher ( Monday)

Miss Pierce

Miss Pierce

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Turnbull

Mrs Turnbull

Teaching Assistant






Welcome to Redwood Class! Our big focus during this half term is to make sure everyone settles happily back into 'normal' school life and the daily routines.

So that our classroom is a safe and happy place to be, we have 3 key expectations:

- Be kind

- Be respectful

- Be safe


What we are currently learning


In English we will be reading The Way Home for Wolf by Rachel Bright.

We will be focusing on writing sentences with full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. We will be expanding our knowledge of conjunctions by using 'because' to extent our sentences, and we will practice using question marks and exclamation marks. 


We will be learning about number and place value.


We are learning about map skills, and focusing on a small coastal area. We will be looking at maps of our local area and even our own school. We will also begin looking at weather.


We will be learning about Christianity. 


We will be learning about our brain and how it works. 


We are learning about painting. We will be focusing on Monet's water lilies whilst learning about mixing colours and different painting techniques.


Please see the document below for an overview of the Autumn Term. 

KS1 Termly Overviews

Here are some useful websites to help with learning at home:

KS1 - England - BBC Bitesize

Super Movers - BBC Teach



Please practice basic Maths skills such as counting, representing numbers with amounts, number bonds to 10, doubles, number bonds to 20 and times table facts (x2, x5, x10, x3, x4) Playing games for these key skills in Maths at home will help your child to become more confident in Maths. 

Some useful Maths websites:

Paint the Squares - Interactive Number Charts (topmarks.co.uk)

Manipulatives - MathsBot.com

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Your children also have a Numbots and Times Tables Rockstars login and we would strongly advise that your children access this as often as possible to build up their knowledge and fluency with their number work and times tables. 

On a Friday morning, the children are given a Superhero Maths Challenge in class (2 minutes to answer 20 questions). This is to help develop their fluency in number facts.



Please read with your child at least 3 times per week for 10 minutes per night. Whenever your child has finished a reading book, they can bring it back to school to swap for a different one - books are changed every day. The children receive house points, stamps and special prizes for reading at home. The whole class have the opportunity to win a bonus playtime if we have 100% of the class reading 3 times in a week! 

Some useful reading websites:

Phonics Play:https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk


Literacy Shed:https://www.literacyshed.com/the-ks1-shed.html 



Redwood Class Weekly Spellings

Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested on Friday each week.



PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure that your child attends school in their full outdoor PE kit during the Autumn term for their PE days. Also please ensure that your child has removed any earrings.



If your child requires medical attention in school, please contact Mrs Nicholls and complete the relevant forms to keep school updated and keep your child safe in school.


If you have any worries or concerns then please feel free to speak to us on the playground in the morning or after school. The class email address is redwood@dukestreet-pri.lancs.sch.uk 

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