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Autumn Term 1     Newsletter       Class 1/2

 

I would like to welcome you to the start of a new academic year. I am really looking forward to working with your children and we have lots of exciting things to look forward to.

 

As you may have noticed we have an outside area called, 'The Patch'. This is an area where your children will be able to learn in an different environment to the classroom. The children will take it in turns to be 'Patch People' and will have responsibility of looking after the garden and tidying up the area. I am hoping the flowers will help the children learn responsibility and also will attract lots of insects. Please do not sit on the flower bed or let young children pick the flowers.

 

 We have some exciting themes this year and are starting off with ‘Fairy Tales.’ Through this theme, the children will learn lots of different stories, use maps and look how things have changed throughout history.

 

 

Dates for your diary!

 

Tuesday 26th September International Languages Day

Tuesday 10th October - Parents evening, 5pm - 7pm

Wednesday 11th October - Parents evening, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Thursday 19th October New intake sessions 2-3pm and 6-7pm

Friday 20th  October - Open Day

 

Maths –The children will start with doing lots of practical activities to help them build their confidence in maths. They will begin by learning about counting, place value, addition and subtraction,  as well as, learning number bonds to 10 and 20

 

English – The children will be learning about stories  this half term. We will start by using, 'Poppy and the Blooms' and going on to use 'The Gruffalo' and 'Wind in the Willows'. The children will learn to structure a story and be able to construct sentences using full stops and capital letters.

 

ScienceThis half term the children's topic will be 'Materials'. The children will learn to  distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. They will be able to identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock and  describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.

 

RE - This terms unit enables pupils to begin to understand the idea of being inspired. The unit uses stories from Christianity to enable learning about Jesus as an inspirational leader to Christians in the past, including Saint Francis, and to Christians today, and allows children to reflect on whom or what inspires them

 

PSHE - This term we will be using a scheme called 'Go Givers', The children will be learning about British Values and how to look after our environment.

 

Timetable

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.50-09.00

Morning work

Morning work

Morning work

Morning work

Morning work

09.00- 10.00

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

10.00-10.30

Worship

Reading

Worship

Reading

Worship

10.30-10.45

B

R

E

A

K

10.45- 11.15

Phonics

Phonics

Phonics

Phonics

Phonics

11.15- 12.00

English

English

English

English

English

 

L

U

N

C

H

13.00- 13.20

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

Handwriting

13.20-14:10

PE

Theme

PE

Science

PSHE

14.10-15.00

Music

Theme

RE

Science

Art

15.00- 15.15

Story

Worship

Story

Worship

Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading: Your child will be reading daily in class through different subjects. However, we will try to listen to your child read as much as we can.  Please ensure you listen to your child read as often as possible during the week and note in their reading record that you have done so. The more they read the bigger advantage they will have. It is very important for your child's development to read as much as possible Please ensure your child brings their reading book into school every day.

 

Spellings: Your child will come home with a new list of spellings on a Monday which they need to practise each day.  Please encourage your child to read, sound out and write the words carefully. All children will be tested on the Friday.

 

 Homework: All children will need to learn their number bonds to 10 and then 20. The children will then move to their 10, 2 and 5 times tables. Other weekly homework will be set using 'Sumdog'. I will set weekly challenged for your children to complete at home and I will be able to monitor this.

 

PE is a core subject and every child is expected to take part in these lessons.  Our lessons will take place on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit: black or navy shorts, plain white or blue school t-shirt and plimsolls in school for these days and that earrings have been removed. (We are not allowed to remove them.)

 

PE is a core subject and every child is expected to take part in these lessons.  Our lessons will take place on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit: black or navy shorts, plain white or blue school t-shirt and plimsolls in school for these days and that earrings have been removed. (We are not allowed to remove them.)

 

If you have any concerns or require further information about what your child is going to be doing in school, then please feel free to come and see me. Please support your child with their homework and if your child or you are not sure what is expected, please just ask!

Miss Simmonds 

St Mary's Church of England VA Primary Academy
Fuller Street  
Kettering

NN16 0JH

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