Welcome to Year1/2
The fun continues in Year 1 and 2 this week with our dinosaur topic. We have been doing Design and Technology, learning about different pulleys, levers and pivots to make our artwork move. We are building up to making our own moving dinosaur cards. We have also been reading lots of dinosaur information books as we will soon be writing our own dinosaur fact-file in English.
We have also been reading with an adult every day, and I can see huge improvement with all of the children already! Please bear in mind how valuable it is to read with your child every night if you can. Spellings and homework are all going really well so I would like to thank all of the parents for their continued help and support with their child’s learning. It’s going to be a great year!
Please find below topics for the current half-term:
English: Writing a non-chronological report about dinosaurs.
Maths: Number and place value, addition and subtraction, properties of shape, measurement (length and height), multiplication and division, position and direction, fractions and money.
Science: Animals including humans and comparing, contrasting, and grouping animals and dinosaurs.
Computing: Introduction to computing including uses of technology and e-safety.
PSHE: Aiming high!
R.E: Caring for others.
Design and Technology: Making a dinosaur pop up card.
P.E: Ball games.
Spanish: Greetings and Spanish culture.
Music: Using voices and un-tuned instruments to make animal noises to accompany a story and Singing animal nursery rhymes.
Information for the Academic Year
Monday: Homework will be sent home every Monday in a named plastic wallet, this should be completed and returned for the following Monday in the same wallet.
Thursday: Children will receive a new home reading book every Thursday so please send them back into school on this day to be swapped.
Friday: Children will have a spelling test on a Friday. Please practice at home. New spellings will be glued into Reading Journals every Friday. Friday is also P.E day so all children should come to school wearing the Farrowdale P.E kit.
Please note that it is really important to read with your child as much as possible and continue learning at home so that it becomes embedded. If you need anything at all to support your child’s learning, please get in touch.