Welcome to Year1/2
Phonics – Phase five sound i-e. The children have looked at words using this sound and have written sentences. Words with this sound has also been our spelling pattern in year 1. All children have been practicing their handwriting with this sound.
In English, the children have been looking at nouns and verbs. We started the week with nouns, which we identified proper nouns and common nouns. By the end of the week, we looked at verbs and could identify these as being action words. We have started to look at adding -ing to the end of these verbs.
In maths, year 1 have been looking at addition and subtraction using money. Year 2 have been looking at addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers, doubling numbers and addition and subtraction of money.
Half-termly Overview Spring 1 2021
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 write a brief comment in the reading diary. Children will read to the teacher twice a week, these days have been written on the front of reading diaries. Please can the children bring their reading books and diary into school on their reading days.
P.E will be on Friday this year so please ensure children wear their PE kits to school on that day. For P.E. children can wear plain red, grey or black jogging bottoms or leggings with a white t-shirt.
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.
Homework will be set on a Friday on class dojo to be uploaded by the following Thursday. There will be a piece of English, a piece of Maths and spellings.
English – Fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.
Maths – Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction and measurement.
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic – The Jungle
Art/DT – Linked to Topic/Science.
Science – Everyday Materials
PE – Ball skills
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.