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Spring Term 2    Newsletter       Miss Smith

 

Mrs C Wright, Ms Brame and myself hope that you and your children had a restful half term as this next half term is going to be jam- packed with interesting and new learning.

 

This half term we will be explorers of our local, national and international communities as our Theme topic is ‘Where do I live?’ this will engage the children to develop basic map skills like identifying towns, cities, countries, seas, continents and oceans. As well as this we will be reading a book called Ronald the Rhino which we will be writing some poetry and persuasive writing about in our English lessons by using interesting facts about the animals that we have learnt about in our Science topic ‘ What is different about animals?’ Where the children will be classifying and grouping animals in order to understand more about their behaviours.

 

Maths –This term we will be focusing on a more visual and abstract methods of addition/ subtraction operations. We will also be revisiting time and fractions using different approaches such as cooking. As we have a lot to cover in the maths curriculum, we do urge extra number bond practice at home as we have already seen a great improvement in scores. 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 in English the children will be developing their poetic skills when writing using alliteration and onomatopoeic language. As well using their imagination and descriptive language whilst we study The lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ during world book week.

 

Spelling- the children will be learning year 1 common exception words and words with set 3 sounds in them.

 

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

 

Phonics- All children will be having phonics sessions to support both their reading, writing and spelling.

 

RE is a core subject and this term the children will be learning about how stories from the Bible guide and inspire Christian lives, particularly the stories leading up to and during Easter.

 

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 Wednesday. The children will be learning to their balance and core strength both with and without apparatus.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

worship

Reading/ Phonics

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

   Kinetic letters

 

       

Kinetic Letters

Kinetic Letters

Theme

13.20

14.00

R.E

Music

 

  PSHE

Science/ Art

14.20

15.05

PE (outside)

ICT

PE

Golden Time

15.05-15.15

STORY TIME              WORSHIP                 STORYTIME                WORSHIP             STORYTIME

 

Dates for your diary:

Thursday 1st March: World Book Day– dress up as a book character. 

Friday 16th March: Science Day

Wednesday 28th March: Easter crafts 9:30- 11:30 am

 

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

Maths- We test the children weekly on their knowledge of number bonds to 10 and to 20 when secure. We practise at school but we do urge you to practise these regularly at home as this will really enhance your child’s future capabilities in Maths.

 

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 Mondays 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 we are trying to develop independence with the children and part of this is giving children the responsibility of putting away their own things in the morning when they arrive.

 

If you have any concerns or require further information about what your child is doing in school, then please make an appointment with the office to 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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