Monday after school- Library
Friday- Reading books changed
This half term will we begin by using the book 'Moth: An Evolution Story' by Isabel Thomas and Daniel Egneus. The book follows a moth who has survived through adaptation, responding to natural change and human intervention in the environment, so that now there are both light and dark peppered moths.
Some of the writing outcomes will we produce are:
Shared Reading Journal
‘Tell Me’ responses
Speech and thought bubbles
Captions and sentences
Free Verse Poem
Mind map notes
Persuasive text of choice: letter, poster, digital production, film script
Book and Learning Review
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.
Bug Club will be set fortnightly Logins and passwords can be found in your child's reading record and are the same as last year.
In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Children are taught within differentiated groups for 20 minutes daily.
Year 1- Follow the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail and developing our maths skills in:
addition and subtraction and word problems.
Year 2- Follow the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail at:
3-D shapes, telling the time and fractions.
Year 1 will be learning to identify materials this half term.
In Year 1 children will have identified and named common types of materials including wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, towelling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics, rock and some liquids and powdered solids. They will have labelled, collected and grouped together objects made from the same material. They will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will say why some materials are unsuitable for some objects.
Working scientifically, children will have tested the properties of different liquids. They will have investigated which materials are good to wrap and protect a hollow chocolate object being sent through the post.
Year 2 will be learning about Feeding and Exercise this half term.
In Year 2 unit children will have described the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene. They will have found out about and described the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) and will have considered what humans need to live. Children will have identified different foods and have classified some of the foods that humans eat by plant or animal origins. Children will have described how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food. They will have identified and created a simple food chain.
This half term our topic is Queen Elizabeth I. Children will be learning who she was, key events which took place during her reign, and some key events from her personal life. As the half term ends, we will introduce our other monarch Queen Victoria. By the end of the topic children will be completing a comparison between the two Queens.
This half term we will be doing invasion games.
Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times. If your child wears tights, please make sure they have a spare pair of socks in their PE bags.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays
This half term we are exploring: Jesus; Friend to Everyone and The Bible
Christian Concepts- God – Creation – Fall – People of God – Incarnation – Gospel – Salvation – Kingdom of God
SEAL- This half term we are exploring Good To Be Me and Going for Goals.
Learning At Home
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Home Learning Challenge- See document below.
Bug Club will be set on Friday’s every other week please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues.
Reading Books- We will change the children's reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading 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 will also be updated every other week.
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