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Autumn Term 2     Newsletter       Miss Smith

 

After a week’s rest, myself and Ms Brame are really looking forward to all the interesting things that this half term will bring for your children.

 

This half term we will be exploring Australia, it’s wildlife and landmarks in our Theme work ‘What is life like down under?’ which we will study until Christmas.  Through this theme, the children will develop their geographical knowledge about Australia as an island, it’s capital city, flag and it’s surrounding seas. The will also learn about the different environments and wildlife in Australia. Our science is linked to this topic as we are carrying on our ‘What happens as we and animals grow’  Our art will also be based around Australian and Aboriginal designs, creating our boomerang designs and using Ancient Aboriginal techniques to create our own didgeridoos! Unfortunately the visit to Tesco will not be happening. However, Sainsburys will be visiting to talk to use about food and where it comes from. ( Dates and more information to follow).

 

Maths –This term we will be learning about 2D shapes and their properties as well as recognizing and ordering different coins. Alongside this we will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction, as well as continuing to practice number bonds to 10 and 20. The expectation for year 1 is that by the end of the year they will know their number bonds to 10, 20  and count in 2s, 5s and 10s accurately and independently.

 

English –This term the focus for English, is stories from other cultures the book we will be studying is called ‘Wombat goes Walkabout’ which is a story involving Australian wildlife and the danger of the bush. As well as this we will be spending a short time on poetry, using our firework experience to create onomatopoeic poems.

 

Spelling- the children will be learning year 1 common exception words and words with set 2 sounds in them.

 

Grammar-will be taught through the English lessons and some discreet lessons.

 

Phonics- some children will still be having phonics sessions to support both their reading and writing.

 

  1. is a core subject and this term the children will be learning about Journey’s in Christianity and the Christmas story.

 

PSHE Through PSHE the children will learn about tolerance, differences and similarities between people,  disabilities, e-safety and relationships.

 

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 Friday. The children will be learning to use their hand eye co- ordination and how to work in a team.

 

 

Please can I remind you that all school uniform, P.E kit and other garments need to be named as there are a lot of items being misplaced in school.

Dates for your diary

 

Wednesday 8th November- Phonics workshop

Wednesday 15th November- Bedtime story

Tuesday 14th November- Cinema trip (Trolls)

Friday 24th November- trip to United Reform Church

Friday 1st December- Mufti- bring a bottle

Wednesday 6th December- Christmas fair at St Mary’s Church

Thursday 14th December- Carol concert at St Mary’s Church

Tuesday 18th and 19th December-Christmas play

 

 

Timetable

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.50-09.00

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

11.10

Phonics/Grammar

Phonics/Grammar

Phonics/Grammar

Phonics/Grammar

Phonics/Grammar

11.15-12.00

    English

English

English

English

English

12.00- 1.00

L

U

N

C

H

1.00-1.20

Kinetic Letters

 

 

Theme

PSHE

Kinetic Letters

Kinetic Letters

Kinetic Letters

13.20

14.00

Music

ICT

Art

P.E (inside)

14.20

15.05

PE (outside)

R.E

Golden Time

15.05-15.15

STORY TIME              WORSHIP                 STORYTIME                WORSHIP             STORYTIME

 

Reading: Your child will be reading daily in class through different subjects. I have  attached reading targets in your child's reading record so that you  are able to support there reading progress.   Please ensure you listen to your child read, discuss  and ask questions about the books, as often as possible during the week and note in their reading record that you have done.  If you are unsure of the type of questions you should be asking please make an appointment to see me so that I can  advise you. The more their reading skills improve, the more opportunities open up to them. Reading is key to all learning.

Please ensure your child brings their reading book into school every day.

 

Homework

 

We are  going to be Maths homework using Sumdog, an app that can be accessed  via the school website. Please begin to encourage your child to sign on using their user name and password found at the front of their Reading record in order for your child to become familiar with the app.

 

Spellings- will be sent home weekly. There will be a focus on  common exception words and then learning spellings with sounds they have been practising in phonics. These will be sent home on  Fridays and the children will tested on these spellings on them the following  Friday. I have attached a copy of year 1 common exception words which the children need to be able to read and spell.   

 

I do also urge that you do not come into the classroom when dropping off or collecting your child as you are an unauthorised adult on the premises.

 

If you have any concerns or require further information about what your child is 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 Smith.

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

NN16 0JH

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