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
The children will begin to settle into their new routines and their new classroom and begin to access a wider curriculum. This year the classroom teacher will be Miss Lloyd and the teaching assistants will be Miss Flanagan and Mrs Hall.
Just a few quick reminders:
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, I will change reading books every Thursday. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 I cannot change them more frequently, as books handed in will need to be cleaned and left for at least 48 hours.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.
Every week the children will participate in RE lessons.
This term we are focusing on the theme of ‘Families- Beginnings’ We will be discussing our experiences and feelings about new beginnings and listening to psalms to remind us that God was with us even from the very beginning.
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 have a daily maths lesson with topics altering weekly. We are beginning the term by focusing on place value within number, as well as being able to order and count numbers 1-100. The children will be ordering and comparing numbers on a number line and finding one more and one less of a number. We will then move on to partitioning numbers and recalling number bonds and solving addition and subtraction.
Mathematical fluency is vital as the children progress throughout the school, therefore please recap number bonds, simple times tables (2’s, 5’s. 10’s) as much as possible with your child so that the children are secure.
Every morning I will be teaching a phonics input to both year one and two, I will be beginning the term recapping phase 3 phonemes and when the children are secure I will be introducing/ recapping phase 4 and 5 phonics and introducing spelling patterns for year two children.
Letters Set 6: j v w x Set 7: y z, zz qu
Consonant digraphs: ch sh th ng Vowel digraphs: ai ee igh oa oo ar or ur ow oi ear air ure
Phase 4: To consolidate children’s knowledge of graphemes in reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants and longer words eg. children , sandpit.
can blend adjacent consonants in words and apply this skill when reading unfamiliar texts, (CCVC, CVCC, CCVCC) step list clap grasp strap
Can segment adjacent consonants in words and apply this in spelling.
Phase 5: Children broaden their knowledge of graphemes and phonemes for use in reading and spelling !
Learn new graphemes and alternative pronunciations !
Learn to choose the appropriate graphemes when spelling and begin to build up word knowledge
This Autumn term we are beginning our English topic by exploring stories in a familiar setting. We are going to be looking at some exciting stories such as ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and ‘Whatever Next’. We will be writing descriptive sentences and planning and writing our own stories.
We have some really exciting topics coming up this term, in Art and Design the children will become sculptors and will be using various materials to make their own sculpture. In Science, we will be investigating materials, exploring and finding mini-beasts and discussing our own pets! We will then be discussing what pets need to be happy and healthy. In Computing, we will be discussing E-Safety and will explore how to use PurpleMash software. In History, the children will be looking at significant people and events from the past and will be focusing on war and remembrance. In PSHE, we will be talking about our families and friends and people who care for us.
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 Miss Berry 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)