Welcome to Miss Finney's Class


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For Your Information

Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that on these days, books are brought to school ready to be changed. 

PE lessons are on a Tuesday and a Friday. On these days, children may come to school in their PE kit.

Our Learning

Whilst settling back into school this half term, we are going to be learning lots of new and exciting things!

In history, we will be learning all about Queen Elizabeth 1 & Queen Victoria. We will be looking at the time line of the monarchy, comparing life from then and now, and investigating their achievements and downfalls as Queens of England. For more information, please click here to see our class knowledge organiser.

In geography, we will be learning all about our local area using fieldwork & observational skills to study geography of our school, grounds & the human/physical features of the surrounding area. We will also use maps & surveys to collate evidence. For more information, please click here to see our class knowledge organiser.

In maths, we will learn all about place value, addition and subtraction.

For English, children will be writing labels and captions for a Tudor outfit and also writing a diary entry as if they were Queen Elizabeth I, when she won the battle against the Spanish Armada!

In science, we are learning all about feeding and exercise. We will also be 'facetiming a farmer' and learning all about where our food comes from!

Our Classroom

In our class, we like to keep our room bright, tidy and resourceful, and celebrate each other's work.

Helpful Resources

Please find below some helpful resources that you may use with your child at home.


Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words

These are words that cannot be sounded out phonetically and children need to be able to read and spell off by heart.


Phase 1 Sounds

Phase 2 Sounds

Phase 3 Sounds

Phase 4 Sounds

Phase 5 Sounds

These are phonics sound that your child will be learning in school to help them read and write. You could use these sound mats to play games at home such as snap or even have your child look for items around your home that have these sounds in them and ask them to write it down.


Pre-cursive Letter Formation

This is a technique your child will be learning at school to help them move onto joined up writing as they get older. Each letter stars with a 'flick from the left'.

Times Tables

By the end of year 2, children should know their 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. You could print these to use at home with your child. Likewise, remember to log into your child's TT Rockstars account and practice there!

Important Documents:

Please click on a link below for more information.