During English we have been looking at information texts. We are looking at owls in particular and have been researching using the internet and books, using the facts we have learned the children are writing their own information books. During phonics this week we focused on the ‘aw’, ‘ph’ and ‘wh’ sounds, we used these sounds to write words and sentences. During maths we have moved onto time. We have been learning the days of the week, months of the year and the four seasons. In science the children have continued to enjoy watching their bean seeds, sunflowers and cress grow.
Half-termly Overview Spring 2 2018
Welcome back, I hope you have all had an enjoyable break. If you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see myself at 8.30 or at home time. You can also contact me via an email to school or leave a message for me to phone you at a time which is convenient.
A few friendly reminders…
Reading is of the utmost importance, children should be reading at home every night. Please could an adult record pages read and a brief comment in the reading diary. In Year 1, children will read to the teacher twice a week, these days have been written on the front of reading diaries. Children should have their reading folders in school every day for independent reading in class.
P.E will be on Tuesday and Wednesday this year so please ensure children have their kits in school on these days. For P.E. children need to bring their Farrowdale t-shirt and shorts plus white socks and black pumps on the red drawstring bag.
Early morning work begins at 8.30 each day and is mainly spent practicing key aspects of English and Maths. Therefore, I feel that it is beneficial for children to arrive on time.
Weekly homework will resume this week. Year 1 homework will be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. There will be a piece of English, a piece of Maths and spellings.
English – Traditional tales, instructions and poems. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.
Maths – Number, place value, multiplication, division and measurement.
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic – Toys and Books.
Art/DT – Plants and Easter.
Science – Plants – Growing things.
PE – Gymnastics.
Spanish- Greetings, numbers and colours.
We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.