Welcome to Year1/2
English- This week in English we have been looking at the story Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. We were inspired by the letter the author writes to the zoo, so we wrote our own letters to the zoo asking for our favourite animals. We also wrote about animals we didn’t want and explained why.
The SPAG lesson this week has focussed on prefixes and suffixes. Year 1’s have been adding the prefix un- to words to change their meaning to the opposite, and year 2’s have been adding the suffixes -ful and -less.
Maths- In both year groups, we’ve been looking at capacity and volume of different vessels. Year 1 had a focus on comparing non-uniform methods of measurement, then we gradually moved towards comparing vessels to a litre. Year 2 looked at reading millilitre measures and comparing uniform measurements.
Science- This week we have been looking at the different states of water and how it changes from a liquid (water) to a gas (water vapour). This was done in the playground on a sunny day so they children could see themselves how the water ‘disappears’.
Topic- As a conclusion to our jungle topic, we had a party to celebrate. We created invites, party hats and jungle animal theme masks.
Half-termly Overview Summer 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 must wear the Farrowdale P.E. kit.
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 in a pack to be given in by the following Thursday. This can be either physically handed in, or submitted on Class Dojo. There will be a piece of English, a piece of Maths and spellings.
English – Fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Phonics – Read, Write Inc. phonics scheme
Maths – Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction and measurement.
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic – Great Britain
Art/DT – Linked to Topic/Science.
Science – Art and Nature.
PE – Ball skills/ Football
Spanish- Days of the week/ months of the year
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.