Hans Christian Andersen Class
This year our class is called Hans Christian Andersen after the famous Danish author. Hans Christian Andersen travelled all round Europe and the places he visited inspired the stories he wrote. When he was in England, he met with the famous writer, Charles Dickens. They both told stories that involved the poor, showing how life was unfair. Throughout his life, Hans Christian Andersen wrote plays, poetry and books for adults but he is most famous for the fairy tales he wrote. Many of his stories are still very popular today and some have even been made into movies. Our working tables in our classrooms are named after some of his famous fairy tales such The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Thumbelina and The Princess and the Pea. We have enjoyed learning about his famous work and producing our own interpretations of castles through art and design.
Year 1/2 Curriculum Map
Phonics is one of the key tools for reading and writing. At Holy Trinity, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP). We start teaching phonics in Nursery/Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
The resources here will help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.