Hello and welcome back to the Autumn Term! We've got an exciting, fun-filled half-term ahead of us! Please see below for key dates and curriculum information. As always, please don't hesitate to speak to me before or after school if you need to discuss anything.
We look forward to working in partnership with you during the coming year.
Mrs Hudson, Mrs Holt and Mrs Bates
· Please can all children bring in a labelled P.E kit in a bag.
· The Key Stage 1 doors open at 8:45am and the end of the day is 3:25pm.
· Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school daily. This should only have water in it, not juice please.
· Any children who aren’t collected after ten minutes at the end of their school day will be popped into After School Club which is located in the Portacabin.
· Children should be collected by someone over the age of 16. If someone different is collecting your child, please let their class teacher know.
· The children will need to come to school with a coat as even if it is sunny in the mornings the weather can be very unpredictable.
· Please click this link -School dinners- to view the dinner menu for this half term.
· Tuesday 5th September - School re-opens
· Wednesday 13th September 5-5:45pm Key Stage 1 Parents’ Meeting in the school hall. We will be sharing lots of important information about routines and the curriculum.
· Thursday 21st September- FRIENDS Welcome Disco
. Friday 29th September- Individual and family school photos
· Saturday 14th October- Forest School Family event
. Monday 16th October and Thursday 19th October - Parents' Evenings 4-7pm
· Friday 20th October - School closes for half term
· Tuesday 31st October - School re-opens
Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.
You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.
Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk
In Year 1, children will be beginning their Phase 5 Phonics learning. In Year 2 children we begin their Phase 6 learning.
This half term we will begin by using the book 'The Adventures of The Egg Box Dragon'. Using this book, children will write instructions based on real egg box dragons which we make in school. Children will get the opportunity to write their own version of part of the story as well as letter writing. We will use role play to bring the story to life, acting out scenes and hot-seating characters who we will write our letters to.
In Year 1 we will be learning about :
· Numbers to 10
· number bonds
· addition within 10
. subtraction within 10
In Year 2 we will be learning about:
. numbers to 100
. addition and subtraction
.multiplication of 2, 5 and 10
Year 1- Parts of Animals
In this unit children will learn about their senses and how they use them to describe the world. Children will identify and name the basic external parts of the human body and recognise the functions of some body parts, including the sense organs. Children will describe and compare common animals, and will recognise and name a variety of animals and their body parts. They will construct and label a map of the human body and will draw comparisons between human and animal body parts. They will consider how to treat other people and living things with care and respect. At the end of the unit, children will create a song which compares the functions of various animals’ body parts. Investigative work in this unit focuses on exploring the senses, observing and communicating ideas about their own body parts and those of animals, and recording their ideas in diagrams. This unit builds on any work they have done in the Foundation stage where they have made observations about animals. This unit lays the foundations for future work on humans and other animals.
Year 2- Living Things
In this unit children will make comparisons between things that are alive, things that are not alive, and things that were once alive. They will sort and compare animals, plants and non-living things and will create a list of features of living things. Children will notice that living things have offspring which resemble their parents and that they themselves grow into adults which reproduce. Children will order the stages of growth of humans from birth to old age. They will complete their Quest by imagining they are curators of a museum where they will curate an exhibition on living things, and design an information board for an exhibit comparing living, not living and never living things. Working Scientifically, children will use observable features to identify and classify living and non-living things. They will ask questions and use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to their questions.
History- Who Was The Most Powerful Queen, Queen Elizabeth I or Queen Victoria?
This topic will span the entire Autumn term. We will be developing children's knowledge of the past and exploring what it means to be a monarch. We will learn about Queen Elizabeth I, who she was, when she ruled and what she is famous for. We will make timelines, We will learn about what life was like during Elizabeth I's reign and design food for a medieval banquet.
This half term the children will be studying and learning all about The Bible. We we learn about the Old and New Testaments, hear stories from both books and make links with other important books from other faiths.
This half term we are explore the theme' Me and My Relationships'. Within this unit we will look rules at school and home, special people in our lives, good friends and our feelings.
Our P.E days are now Tuesdays and Fridays.