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Spring Term 1    Newsletter       Class 1/2


 I would like to welcome you back after our Christmas. I hope you all had a lovely time and would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.


This terms theme is ‘Houses and Homes.’ Through this theme, the children will learn about the different types of housing around the world. We will also be focussing on Kettering by looking at maps of the area and looking at how it has changed over time.



Maths The children will carry on learning about place value and the number system. This term we will be focusing on the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also start looking at fractions of shape, amounts and numbers.  



English This term we will be looking at stories with familiar settings. We will use the text 'Dandylion' to help us write our own stories. We will also be using a text called 'The something' and focusing on using the phonics sounds when spelling different words. The children will also be taught comprehension and grammar skills.



Science This half term the children's topic will be, Animals, including humans. The children will understand that animals have offspring which grow into adults and will find out about and describe the basic needs for survival. The children will be able to describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food.


RE - This term we will be looking at the Easter story.


PSHE - The children will be looking at the local community and how we can help ensure our community is clean and tidy. We will also look at the importance of healthy eating.



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.

Maths Homework: All children will start with learning number bonds to 10 and then 20. The children will then move to their 10, 2 and 5 times tables... All homework will be due in on a Friday and failure to bring in homework will result in the children doing it in their own time.


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  

NN16 0JH

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