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Welcome to the second half of the summer term!
Thank you so much to the 'Mystery Reader' volunteers we have had so far. The children have really enjoyed all the stories you have read to them. We will be continuing 'Mystery Reader' until the end of summer term so please let us know if you are interested (or would like to come again!)
Please ensure you check the Key Stage One notice board and your child's book bag for any news of upcoming events and important information. Also, please take some time to look at our new Key Stage 1 newsletter which is available on this page and on the KS1 notice board.
One of us will always available before and after school; please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.
Miss Sutton and Mrs Holt
Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times. Long hair must be tied back. Earrings must be removed or covered by tape.
PE days are Tuesdays (with Mrs Holt and Mrs Bates) and Wednesdays (led by a specialist PE coach and Miss Claypool).
Maths- Following the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail at: solving problems, using the column method for addition and subtraction and revising all of our mathematical topics that we have covered this year.
Phonics- We will be revising aspects of Phase 6 Letters and Sounds. A letter will be sent home each half term with details of the children’s weekly spellings. We would be very grateful if these could be practised at home to support your child’s learning in school.
English- We will be reading 'Diary of a Killer Cat' by Anne Fine which is a lovely funny book told from the perspective of Tuffy the cat. Some of the writing outcomes are:
writing in role
RE- Saints - we will be finding out what it means to be a Saint. We will learn about the lives of some Saints including the Patron Saints of the UK.
SEAL- Good to be Me, Changes
Science- Plants. The unit will encourage children to recognise the common features, similarities and differences between plants. Children will learn about the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. They will identify, name and describe the main parts of plants, including trees. They will learn that trees are plants and will learn the meaning of ‘evergreen’ and ‘deciduous’ when describing and comparing trees. Children will describe and compare common plants and trees in their local environment and will learn specific vocabulary relating to trees, e.g. trunk, bark etc. They will have the opportunity to plant, grow and observe their own plants throughout the unit. Children will consider how to treat plants as living things with care.
Topic- 'Eco Warriors'. The children will be learning all about environmental issues that affect us globally and locally and they will be thinking of ways in which we can help to save the planet.
Learning at Home
Spellings- The children will have a spelling test each Friday which will comprise of words they have been working on in phonics and English lessons throughout the week and are taken from the National Curriculum. Details of the words are sent home in a half termly spelling letter (also found at the bottom of this page).
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Home Learning Challenges will be sent home and are due in on Monday 24th June.
Bug Club will be set each half term - please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues. Two books will be allocated initially. Further books will only be allocated once these have been read.
TT Rockstars-usernames and passwords have been sent home for the children to access Times Tables Rockstars. It is a fantastic way for children to become more confident with their times tables and related division facts. We have allocated the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to your child as that is what we will be learning in class this year.
We will change Cedar class reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading book, and Bug Club online book, is to consolidate decoding skills and comprehension and develop fluency and expression. Please read with your child each week, asking them questions about the story, and sign the reading record so we know to give them a new book. Any additional comments in the reading records are welcomed. Bug Club is updated every week.
In school the children will also have two guided reading sessions each week. These sessions will provide differentiated teaching of reading and will secure progress by providing opportunities for children to practice their learning. We currently use a breadth of reading schemes including Bug Club books, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Big Cat.
In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Children are taught within differentiated groups for 20 minutes daily.