to class Y1/2MH
Meet your teacher
Welcome to Year 1/2 everyone! I have seen you from when I have walked through the Key Stage 1 corridor and on the playground, and I’m really looking forward to getting to know you better!
Hi, I’m Mrs Hicks and I’ve taught at Aston Hall since 2016.I have taught across both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage2 throughout my teaching career. I love teaching and I especially enjoy seeing children thrive and having a love for learning. I love working at Aston Hall and enjoy working with your children every day. In my free time I enjoy going swimming, where I can switch off and relax. I also love to read and get lost in a novel. I enjoy watching my husband play cricket at a weekend, where my children get to have a run around and enjoy visiting new places.
Meet your Teaching Assistants
Areas of Learning
In the Autumn term we will be learning about Castles in History with a focus on Conisbrough Castle. Within our Geography learning we will be learning about Rotherham and what it is like. As part of our Geography we will be going on walks around the local area and completing fieldwork. Our Novel Study text is ‘Meerkat Mail’ in Autumn 1 and ‘Stickman’ in Autumn 2. In Science we will study humans and animals, focusing on habitats and life cycles. Within Maths we will be starting off by learning about place value and then moving onto addition and subtraction. For Art, our Artists for the Autumn term are Linda Lang and Katsushika Hokusai.
Keep an eye on our class dojo page throughout the term as we will be updating it regularly with messages, pictures and information about current learning.
Homework in KS1 is through a ‘menu’ system. Each half term children will receive a homework sheet with a selection of activities to complete and return each week. They can select their own activity to complete. Homework is sent out on a Friday and we expect it to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
Children will have 2 PE sessions a week. We ask that all children have their PE kit clearly labelled and in school all week as PE times can change unexpectedly. PE dates to be confirmed.
We teach phonics daily using Little Wandle. Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.
There are two types of reading book that your child will bring home:
A reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently. Your child will have the opportunity to read this book in their reading group sessions in school 3 times a week. They will bring it home daily to read to you. Please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading. Please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record.
A sharing book or ‘snuggly up’ book. Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together. The children select these books from the school library or class book corner.
Children from FS2 to Year 3 had the fantastic opportunity to draw with a real illustrator this week. ✏ Simon Murray, son of Peter Murray