Welcome to Explorers Class

Class teacher: Mrs Menzies
Teaching Assistant: Miss Malcolmson and Mrs McNally

Welcome to Explorers Class!

We are a mixed age Year 1 & 2 class. Our daily learning includes speaking, listening, reading, writing, independent thinking, curiosity, questioning and lots of fun. Each term we have a topic and will focus on Science, Geography, RE, Music, PSHE and PE (Tuesday and Friday). 

We send reading books home so please continue to hear your child read as often as possible, this should be at least 5 times a week, and write in their reading record after each read. An adult will hear every child read once a week and we will be doing weekly guided reading in class. 


Using the Little Wandle Letters & Sounds lesson structure, each session will follow the same format of introduce, revisit and review, teach, practise and apply. This ensures that children learn new sounds whilst applying taught sounds to their reading of new words. Children work on decoding, segmenting and blending in every lesson. Children are exposed and use the correct subject specific technical vocabulary (such as phoneme, digraph, trigraph). Our lessons are designed to meet the children’s needs based on our on-going phonic assessments. This informs planning and ensures children receive quick catch-up sessions where necessary.

The children will have spellings/phonics to practice, this will be uploaded to Class Dojo on a Friday. Homework is set weekly for Year 2 children and they have access to TT Rockstars to work on their times tables. Your child will have a homework set on Class Dojo, this will be uploaded on a Friday to be handed in by the following week.