A busy first week back. In English, the children have been recognising and using subordinating conjunctions. They have also been doing lots of work on reading comprehension. In Maths, we have continued to work on reasoning about numbers and calculations by solving empty number box problems involving subtraction. One child has been calculating using fractions. The children have also started work on the Christmas Nativity and have made good progress with their lines and acting already.
Half-termly Overview Autumn 1 2017
Welcome back to the new school year, i hope you all had an enjoyable and restful summer holiday. Autumn term usually proves to be a busy and long term with lots of lovely things to look forward to. In particular this half-term, we have the MacMillan Coffee Afternooon, British Values Week and our Harvest Assembly to look forward to.
As Year 2 is the last year in the Infants, i will be working on key skills alongside the curriculum aimed at making children more independent and developing good learning qualities such as resilience and reflection. This should hopefully stand them in good stead for the Juniors.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see me at 08:30 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 doing some reading at home every night. Please could an adult record pages read and a brief comment in the reading diary. In Year 2, children will read to the teacher once per week, although this may be reviewed if it is felt it would be beneficial to read more often. There will be no set reading day and children should have their reading folder and books in school every day. Times tables are of equal importance and I have suggested to the children they should be doing a little practice each day.
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 in the red drawstring bag.
Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and is mainly spent practising key aspects of English and Maths or may be used to finish work. I therefore feel it is beneficial if your child has arrived by this time, although i do know from experience that time before school can be rather fraught!
Weekly homework will resume next week for all of the Infant department. for Year 2, homework will be set on Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. There will be a piece of English, a piece of Maths and spelling words. If your child is finding the homework overly onerous, please do let me know.
English – Fairy tales, nonsense poetry and Instructions. Alongside this will run Phonics, SPaG, reading comprehension and handwriting.
Maths – Number and place value, addition and subtraction, shape, multiplication and measures (length).
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic – Florence Nightingale.
Art/DT – Portraits and clay work.
Science – Ourselves, including the senses and healthy foods.
PE – Team work/ball skills.
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.
Mrs Leach and Miss Meeks.