Welcome to Year1/2
English- This week in English we have been looking at alliteration. Children have been using this literary device to create their own tongue twisters. This is the first week of our playing with language poetry topic.
The SPAG lesson this week has focussed on conjunctions, specifically ‘and’.
Maths- In year 1, we have been looking at number bonds to 10, doubling numbers to find a total, and addition and subtraction facts. In year 2, we have been adding and subtracting multiples of 10, and adding 3 numbers together.
Science- This week we have been looking at the different states of water and how it changes from a solid (ice) to a liquid (water). We did this by timing how long the ice would take to melt and recording the results.
Topic- This week we looked at the different places that the animals in the jungle live.
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 – Exploring changes.
PE – Ball skills
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.