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Summer Term: Times of the school day:

9.10- Children arrive

10.30-10.45 Morning break

11.45-12.30- Lunch time

2.15-2.30- Afternoon break

3.20- Home time

 

 

  • Summer Term 1

 

  • Welcome back Year 1/2 for our Summer term! :)

 

Just a few quick reminders:

  • The children will be doing PE on Monday and Thursday. Please Send the children in full PE kit on those days.
  • In year 1/2 the children are not provided with snack at breaktimes, therefore the children may bring a small healthy snack into school to eat for breaktime- such as a cereal bar etc. Fruit will be offered to children during breaktime.
  • The children can bring in their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle and ensure that it is a reusable bottle, please no disposable bottles.
  • The children may bring a small bag into school each day, but no toys/ items are to be brought into school, please ensure that they are left at home.
  • Children may bring in a small pencil case containing their stationery; however, this must remain at school and should not be taken home.

 

Reading and spelling in Year 1/2

Your child will be given a reading book and a reading diary to bring home and read every week. Please listen to your child read as much as possible, please also sign the reading diary so we can see your child has read the book at home.  I will change reading books every Thursday.  

The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and at home. Your child will have a spelling test each Monday with new spellings being given out on Tuesday to learn throughout the week. Please encourage the children to engage with their spellings as much as possible!

 

Homework: I will be uploading homework onto SeeSaw each Friday, which is then  due to be submitted before the following Friday. This will either be a Maths or English task to embed work in class or could be a piece of homework to engage the children into a topic. 

 

R.E.

Every week the children will participate in RE lessons. 

We follow the 'Come and See' programme and will be focusing on the pentecost and receiving and giving messages to begin this term.

 

The children will also be learning traditional prayers like the Hail Mary and Our Father alongside their class prayers.

 

Children will take part in collective worship daily and will begin to take ownership of planning and leading aspects of collective worship. The children will also help plan the rejoice part of our learning and will plan and lead the celebration for this.

 

MATHS

The children will have a daily maths lesson with topics altering weekly. We are beginning the Sumemr term looking at arrays and  multiplication and division. We are also focusing on doubling and halving and finding fractions of shapes and amounts.

Mathematical fluency is vital as the children progress throughout the school, therefore please recap number bonds (Numbers that add to make 10 and 20) simple times tables (2’s, 5’s. 10’s) as much as possible with your child so that the children are secure. Simple tasks such as recapping telling the time and discussing the names of shapes are also useful to recap previous learning.

 

PHONICS

Every morning I will be teaching a phonics input to  year one, year one are continuing to recap phase 5 sounds in preparation for their phonics screening check at the end of the year.  Year two will  continue to learn different spelling patterns and begin to spell following those patterns.

 

ENGLISH

 

This Summer term we are beginning by focusing on tales from other cultures. We will then move on to writing humerous stories focusing on the following texts: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day  and Traction Man is Here.

 

TOPIC

We have some really exciting topics coming up this term, in Art the children will be looking at portraits.

 

In Science our topic is all about materials and their properties, we will be discussing everyday materials and their uses.

 

In Computing, we will be continuing to use PurpleMash software. Our topic is 'Questioning' and data handling. We will construct and focus on pictograms as well as making binary trees to separate information. We will also become confident in using the program RM maths to support us in both computing and maths skills.

 

In History we are going to be looking at the topic of 'Nurturing Nurses' exploring significant people such as Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell and Mary Seacole.

 

The Year 1/2 staff are always there to help and talk to you over any concerns before and after school. If there is a problem and the teacher isn’t available, ring the school secretary  and book an appointment, it will be dealt with quickly.

 

We look forward to working with you over the year in supporting your child making the most progress through their learning journey.

 

Miss Lloyd (Class Teacher) Mrs. Hall (Teaching Assistant), Miss Flanagan (Teaching Assistant)

 

R.E- We created our own class prayers this week! Well done Y1/2

We have had a busy few weeks:)

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing- Zones Of Regulation:

 

As part of the school’s PSHE curriculum, we will be teaching the Zones of Regulation curriculum. 

The Zones of Regulation is full of a range of activities to help your child develop skills in the area of self-regulation. Self-regulation can go by many names, such as self-control, self-management and impulse control. It is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for the specific situation. For example, when your child plays in a football game, it is beneficial to have a higher state of alertness. However, that same state would not be appropriate in the library.

 

Please read our guide to the Zones of Regulation PowerPoint at the bottom of the page.  If you have any questions, please ask your child’s class teacher.

 

Resources and information which were shared at the recent workshop are also available below, including the PowerPoint presentation and editable coloured zone cards.

Year 1/2 have been enjoying our topic in Come and See of Advent and preparations. We talked about preparations during Advent and how we can count down and look forward to Christmas by lighting the candles on the Advent wreath.

We have been looking at various poems in English and performing poems in groups! We decided that the best performed poems were poems that had lots of actions and enthusiasm :)

Merry Christmas from Year 1/2

Extra resources for home learning :)

 

Please check here for further resources and links if you complete work and are looking for some more.

Oak National Academy Online Classrooms

CBeebies games 
CBeebies topics 
BBC Bitesize
BBC Teach
Topmarks
White Rose Maths
 

We have been looking at performance poetry in English! We have enjoyed performing funny poems to the class :)

Easter- We have been looking at the significance of the cross in RE and decided to decorate our own cross :)

Easter Competition- Well done to everybody who entered! Y1/Y2 picked a winner and a runner up :)

Mad Hair Day- Some fantastic crazy hairstyles! Well done Year 1 and 2!

Nurturing Nurses- History Homework! Well done to everybody who brought in fantastic homework, I really enjoyed listening to all of the facts and information you had researched! Well done!!

Karaoke Club Y1! We had great fun this lunchtime starting karaoke club! The children developed their reading skills as they followed the lyrics, as well as having a great time with their friends singing :) This will take place every Tuesday lunchtime for Y1

English- Creating story maps and using them to help us retell Australian traditional tales

Eid! We enjoyed learning all about Eid this week, we tried some yummy pakoras and samosas and enjoyed food and games as part of our celebrations :)


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