Armstrong Hub news and information
Welcome to Armstrong Hub! The staff in Amstrong Hub are:
Year 1 Armstrong RF - Mr Ford
Year 2 Armstrong MN - Mr Nagar
Year 2 Armstrong AM - Mrs Addison (Mon-Weds) and Miss Miller (Weds-Fri)
Term 1 - Friendship
This term we are learning all about friendship in our local community. We will be finding out about how Pucklechurch has changed over time and how the value of friendship is demonstrated throughout the village. We will also be learning about weather changes in science and finding out about different climates in different countries as well as exploring pop art and researching and imitating the work of Andy Warhol in art.
Due to the current situation, children must come to school wearing their PE kit on the days when they have P.E. The school P.E. kit consists of a red t shirt, black/navy shorts and white/black slip-on plimsolls (daps). Children also require P.E. kit suitable for use on the field (including the winter months), which consists of black/navy tracksuit/jogging bottoms, a PE hoodie and trainers.
Year 1RF - Tuesday and Friday
Year 2 MN - Tuesday and Wednesday
Year 2 Armstrong AM - Monday and Thursday
Our homework this term will focus on spelling, reading and number skills. Each week the children will be given their homework which will be stuck in their purple homelearning book and it will have 5 key maths questions that are similar to what we have been learning in the classroom. Homework will be set each Thursday and homework will be colleted each Tuesday.
We encourage the children to read 5 times a week. The children’s reading records should be brought into school each day but will be checked each Friday and stamped.
We really encourage children to read as often as possible at home. They will be given 2 books that match their phonics level and 1 'zone' book that is their reading for pleasure book. In addition the children will also have high frequency words to practise at home too.
We understand that life can be very busy and appreciate that you may not have time to read for long periods of time each evening. You may read for 5 minutes or 20 minutes depending on how engaged your child is with the book.
During achievement assembky at the end of every week, the class who has the highest percentage of readers will win the reading trophy.
At the end of every term, each child who has read 5 times a week each week will be given a certificate and will be entered into a special draw during the final achievement assembly where they can win a book voucher.
Come on Armstrong, we want to win the reading trophy and the voucher!!
Year 1 Spelling
Spelling in Year 1 is based around the phonics sounds that we will be learning in class. Some weeks, the spelling focus will shift towards our tricky words that we learn in Year 1. Spelling tests will start in term 2.
Year 2 Spelling
In Year 2, the children will continue to revise and recap their phonics knowledge for the first couple of terms, before we begin a focus on specific spelling rules. They will also be recapping and learning words from the Year 1 and 2 spelling list. We will be practising these in school, the spelling test is a really good opportunity for them to show off their hard work. When they complete the spelling test, they will use the word in a simple sentence to build up their spelling fluency.
Times Tables Rockstars
Times tables Rockstars is a fantastic way for your child to practise their times tables.
Term 1 - The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson
Term 2 - Leah's Star by Margaret Bateson - Hill
Term 3 - Florence Nightingale Famous Lives by Lucy Lethbridge
Term 4 - Year 1 - The Tale of the Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
Year 2 - Doctor Smart and the Case of the Empty Tomb by Tim Chester
Term 5 - The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom Mclaughlin
Term 6 - To be confirmed
These texts may change as the year progresses.