Year 1/2

 Weekly Overview

Year One Phonics – During phonics the children have looked at different phase three sounds focusing on words beginning with qu and x.

Phonics Two Phonics – The children have been looking at past and present tense.

In English we have been looking at labels and lists. The children enjoyed finding out different information about t-shirts from labels. The children have also been learning how to write lists correctly. During maths, we have been looking at shapes. Year one have been identifying different 2D shapes and have been counting sides and corners. Year two have been finding lines of symmetry. In the afternoons we have been looking at British values, we have focused on respect and friendships. Together the children have created a friendship tree.

The children were excellent in the British Values assembly and enjoyed their performance, we hope you enjoyed it as well.

Half-termly Overview Autumn One 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 –  Stories in familiar settings, non-fiction and poetry. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.

Maths – Number, place value, multiplication, division and addition and subtraction.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Florence Nightingale

Art/DT – Linked to Topic/Science.

Science – Animals including humans – Ourselves.

PE – Dance.

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,