KS2 SATS week 14th-18th May. KS1 SATS all of May and KS1 Phonics 11th - 15th June. Children must be in school-Thursday 25th January – 4.00pm Governing Body Meeting - Thursday 15th February Y6 Screening by School Nurse - Thursday 15th February 4.00 – 5.00pm Valentines Disco - Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February Half Term Holiday - Tuesday 27th February – 9.30am Resources Committee Meeting - Tuesday 27th March – 9.15am Celebration Assembly - Wednesday 28th March – 9.15am Easter Song & Story Assembly - Thursday 29th March Inset Day - Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April Easter Holiday

Year 1/2 - Mrs R Wilkinson

Year 1/2 – Spring Term 1

Spellings and Homework

Year 1/2 will be given spellings and homework on Fridays.

Homework sheets (not spelling sheet) have to be returned by Thursday of the next week, when we also have our spelling test. Please continue practising spellings at home until the day of the test.

Reading

Your child’s reading book will be changed 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Please make sure that you write a comment in their reading record to show how they are getting on with the book they have been given. This way, we can make sure that your child is reading the books they can understand and enjoy.

Please make sure that reading books are in school every day, as your child will read it to an adult at some time throughout the week. There will also be times throughout the day when your child will be expected to read their reading book.

 

P.E.

Children will need their P.E. kits on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this half term.

Please make sure that your child has their kit in school on those days. They should wear a white or blue t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers or pumps for outdoor sessions.

Spring 1 Topic – Once Upon a Time

 

English

This half term we have used our English topic as the theme for most of our learning. The children will be reading lots of fairy tales and exploring the features that they have in common. We will be focusing on the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in order to practise using description and repetitive story language. By the end of the half term we will have taken the original story about Jack and the Giant, and added our own new events! We will also be writing some instructions about how to plant bean seeds, linked to our work in Science.

In Reading we will continue to work in groups to share different types of book that provide a challenge to develop our current reading stages. We discuss the things we have read and give our thoughts and feelings about each book. We also try hard to answer questions about stories, thinking about how characters are feeling and why things have happened. The children will continue practising their phonics every day, using lots of different activities and learning the high frequency words and common exception words relevant to their year group.

 

Topic Subjects

Taking inspiration from our story stimulus, we will be learning all about plants and growing in our Science topic. Through this unit we will look at parts of flowering plants and learning about their functions. Everyone will be growing their own beanstalk and closely observing the changes that occur when a seed grows. We will plan and carry out an investigation into what seeds need by planting some bean seeds and taking something important away to test whether it will still grow!

For this half term’s Art we will look at the work of a famous artist called Paul Klee who liked to create abstract paintings using 2D shapes. We are taking inspiration from one of his paintings called ‘Castle and Sun’ to make our own castle pictures.

Our computing work will help us to learn about communication and the language used for emails. We will also develop skills in editing text.  Personal, Social, Health and Emotional development will be based around setting goals and aiming high at the beginning of the new year.

Maths

In Maths we will be looking at place value of numbers to 50. This will include looking at tens and ones, one more and one less than and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.  We will then use this knowledge to look at multiplication and division.  We will be concentrating on the 2s, 5s and 10 times tables.