Welcome to Term 2!  Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be focussing on throughout this term; I hope you find this useful.

Mathematics

In mathematics, we will begin by reinforcing and further developing the children’s understanding of 2D and 3D shapes, including, exploring and investigating a range of new shapes, their properties and learning new vocabulary.  After that, the class will begin to learn about calculating by adding and subtracting amounts in a range of contexts, including money. The children will be taking part in daily counting practise, including, counting in two’s, tens and fives from zero and developing the children’s ability to say which number is one more/less than any given number. The children will be encouraged to connect with the classroom environment to expand their mathematical knowledge and vocabulary.

English

In English, we will be focusing on the story of The Jolly Postman. This shall include, identifying key characters and exploring a range of fairy tales linked to the story through role play.   We will then introduce the children to letter writing, where the children will explore the reasons why we send letters, how to lay out a letter and finally write their own letters.  In addition, we will be further developing the children’s understanding of word classes, including, adjectives, nouns and verbs. The children will take part in twice daily phonics sessions, where we will be further reinforcing the children’s existing knowledge, whilst learning a range of new sounds and spelling patterns to develop their reading and writing in Year 1.  The children will be encouraged to connect with the classroom environment to develop their literacy language skills and to connect with key spellings.

Reading

The children will take part in group reading sessions, where the children will be exposed to a range of new texts which they will practise and learn over a period of three days.  Children will be encouraged to look at spelling patterns within these texts and identify and apply their growing knowledge of tricky words.  Children will learn how to answer a range of questions about what they are reading by using the text and the pictures to support their answers.

Theme

Our theme this term is ‘’What was it like during World War 2?’  Through pupil voice, the children identified a range of focus areas that they would like to explore and learn, including, what happened to the children during the war? And what did people eat during the war? We would of course appreciate it if the children were able to do further research at home to share with the class in these sessions.

PE

In PE this term we will be focusing on movement, balance and gymnastics.  We will developing our ability to balance in a range of positions through the method of yoga.  Lessons will also allow the children to develop their ability to safely use and jump from gymnastic apparatus and develop a sequence of gymnastic movements to perform to others.  Please ensure your child has a named PE kit and suitable plimsolls or trainers in school at all times and that earrings are removed for PE sessions.

Home learning

The children will receive English and Maths home learning every Friday.  This home learning will provide your child with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge from their lessons or to prepare them for upcoming learning. Please could their home learning be returned on Monday morning to enable us to reflect on their learning.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you over the year.  Should you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to come and see me after school and I will be happy to help.

Miss Gollop and Mrs Short