Year 1/2

 Weekly Overview

Year One Phonics – During phonics the children have looked at the ‘ie’, ‘ay’ and ‘ou’ sounds, they have used these sounds to write words and sentences.

Phonics Two Phonics – The children have been looking at spelling rules.

In English we have being learning facts about sharks. The children have used a variety of non-fiction books to find facts, they have then used these facts to write a fact file. The children have also completed a comprehension about sharks. In maths the children have been looking at multiplication and division. Year one have been counting in 2, 5 and 10, they have also shared objects between two. Year two have multiplying and dividing by five, they have also been solving word problems. During science we discussed the different seasons and weather, the children then thought of appropriate clothing for each season. During topic we discussed bonfire night and Guy Fawkes, the children children created wanted posters for Guy Fawkes.

Half-termly Overview Autumn Two 2019

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. 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 this year so please ensure children have their kits in school on this day. 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. 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.

Thank you,

Mrs Northcott


English –  Non-fiction, Letter writing and Fiction – Christmas stories. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.

Maths – Position and direct, addition and subtraction, fractions and measurement.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Florence Nightingale

Art/DT – Linked to Topic/Science.

Science – Weather – seasons.

PE – Gymnastics.

Spanish- Numbers and days of the weeks.

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.

Thank you,