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Years 1 & 2

Wriggle and Crawl

Welcome back to school for the final half term of this academic year!

In Maths Miss Pollendine and Mrs Spring’s groups will be learning about finding halves and quarters of shapes and amounts. In Miss Forrest and Mrs Lockley’s groups we will be consolidating our learning from the year and continuing to work on interpreting data and telling the time.

Our English lessons will cover story and information text writing, consolidating lots of SPAG skills learned across the year. We will be working on further developing writing stamina and pace as well as accuracy of spellings in the context of written work.

In Geography we will be learning about the countries of the UK and their capital cities. We will be looking at different landmarks and learning what is different between towns, cities and villages.

In Art we are working on using pattern. We will get the opportunity to use printing techniques and designing patterns of our own!

In Year 2 Science we will be covering food chains, how plants and animals get their energy and the properties of materials. In Year 1 we will be learning about the parts of a flowering plant and the parts of trees.

We will also be doing RE, PE, PSHE, Computing and Music!

Here are some things you might want to do at home:

  • Find out the names of the UK capital cities
  • What patterns can you see in your house? How have they been created?

We look forward to seeing some of the things you have been learning about at home!

Homework

We will be continuing to set homework. The expectations are:

Year 1

  • Reading with your child and your child practicing their green and red words
  • Fortnightly spellings related to phonics sounds and common exception words
  • Fortnightly Maths activities related to learning
  • Numbots at least 2 times a week

Year 2

  • Reading with your child and your child reading aloud at least 5 times a week
  • Weekly spellings
  • Fortnightly Maths work (up to 20 minutes)
  • Numbots at least 2 times a week

Important information

Badgers PE days will be remaining on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Hedgehogs PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.

Owls PE days will be remaining on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit on these days.

Please make sure you send your child to school with the following- re-fillable water bottle, book bag to hold their reading record, spelling book and reading book and their lunch box (if they are not school dinners).

It is now the Summer term and the weather is warming up. Please make sure your child brings a water bottle and sun hat to school. Please apply sun cream before they come to school.

The teachers in Key Stage 1 are:

Claire Spring, Key Stage 1 Leader, Badgers Class teacher

Rosy Forrest, Hedgehogs Class teacher

Claire Pollendine, Owls Class teacher

The adults supporting in Key Stage 1 are:

Jo Holman, Sue Powell and Alison Cowling

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