Welcome to 'Class 2' the home of Year 1 and Year 2... and Miss Latham.
let's start with a little about me: over the past two years I've taught at Acton who are part of the Real Life Learning Academy trust along with Calveley. This means I have worked alongside the teachers here and I'm very excited to now be part of the Bridgemere team. My role here in Bridgemere is to teach Class 2. Across the academy I also have responsibility for our Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) which means sometimes I may be visiting our other schools for meetings and observations.
Before arriving at Bridgemere, as before, I was at Acton where I taught Year 1 for two years. Life before the Academy was four years spent at a school in Crewe. I'll be completing my 7th year of teaching here at Bridgemere this year.
Outside of school I spend whatever spare time I have playing hockey and netball. Sometimes I find myself helping out at the family farm where I grew up and most weekends I'll be catching up and spending time with my parents, two sisters and nephew.
We are currently completing our Spring term topic of 'Our Feathered Friends'. We've learned about different types of birds all over the world and have looked and the continents and seas and oceans they travel over if they are migrating.
Science has allowed us to look at classification of animals and humans, this has linked well with our birds topic. We had a great opportunity of having two vet nurses visit us which let the children learn and ask questions further.
Our phonics is in great swing and this includes guided reading. Read, Write, Inc has been a great asset to the school, the children love it! We've seen massive improvements in the children's writing and comprehension from this.
I have set up a temporary email address, you can use to communicate regarding any work set as well as receiving any new work.
The websites we will use the most are:
Due to current situations here are few few websites to use when needed for home school:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – Maths:
halves, doubles, number bonds, times tables and division facts
Read for 10-15 minutes every day at home and record this in the reading record.
Additional optional homework activities
make a bird feeder
count the birds
create a fact file on your favourite birds
write a story with a bird as a character
invent a new type of bird and write information about it