Keystage 1 Newsletter
Welcome to the Spring 2 term. We look forward to an exciting term with your children.
History – We are very excited to be launching our new History topic “Why was there a Great Fire?” with an ignition day on the first day of the term. Throughout this topic the children will find out why the Great Fire of London started and how the city was rebuilt after the historic event.
Art – Our art will be linked to our studies of the Great Fire of London, children will be drawing wooden buildings of the time and creating silhouettes of London using water colours. We will also be making our own houses and recreating the scene of The Great Fire of London.
Music – we will learn the nursery rhyme London’ Burning and sing this in a round.
Science- Our young scientists will be learning about living things, animals habitats and simple food chains. As part of this unit, we will be using the forest school.
RE- We will be learning about and answering our big question for this term, why does Easter matter to Christians?
PSHE- Pupils will learn about online reputations, their place in the community, protective behaviours, friendships and the environment.
Spellings- Will be sent home on a Monday. The children should practise their spellings daily, writing them in their book. It is important that spelling books are in on Fridays as the children will be assessed on that week’s spellings in the back of their books. That way you can see which ones they still need to practice.
Number bonds/times tables – these will be sent home on Mondays and children will be assessed on a Friday.
Arithmetic – Our Year 2 children will take home an arithmetic paper on Fridays and this will be due in on a Monday.
Reading - Your child will be reading daily in class through different subjects. 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 so. 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. The children earn Dojos for every time they read at home.
PE is a core subject and every child is expected to take part in these lessons. While your child will have set days for PE these can change, please ensure your child has their PE kit EVERY DAY. All children will have both INDOOR and OUTDOOR PE lessons.
Earrings and piercings MUST be removed for PE days (We are not allowed to remove them.)
Mr Middleton’s PE lessons – Wednesday and Thursday
Mr Savage’ PE lessons – Monday and Thursday
Mrs Perry’s PE lessons – Tuesday and Wednesday
If you need to speak to any of us, please contact the office so that they can make an appointment for us to meet.
Key Stage 1 Team
Mrs Perry, Mr Savage, Mr Middleton
St Mary's Church of England VA Primary Academy
8:45am - 3.45pm
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