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 another religion and we will be exploring Judaism. After that, we will be exploring the topic of 'Advent' and discussing the preparations involved in Advent.
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 fractions- finding 1/2, 1/4 and 3/4 of a shape, as well as finding some fractions of quantities. We will also be looking at odd and even numbers, halving and doubling numbers. After that, we will begin to look further at 2D shapes and collecting data.
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 teaching phase 5 phonics to year 1 and also recapping some phase 5 sounds to year two. Year two will also begin to learn different spelling patterns and begin to spell following those patterns.
This Autumn term we are completing our information text topic, we are continuing to look at animals and their babies. The children will then complete their own information text based on an animal. Also this term we are going to begin to explore poetry and we will start to write our own poetry.
We have some really exciting topics coming up this term, in Art and Design the children will explore bunting, evaluating bunting and then learning different ways of stitching to produce their own bunting.
In Science, we will be exploring weather and weather art, we will explore the seasons and what they are. As well as exploring wind and wind direction and making sun dials.
In Computing, we will be continuing to use PurpleMash software. Our topic is 'Maze Explorers' The children will learn how to move around a game in various directions.
In Geography, the children will be exploring maps and the 7 continents. 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)
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.