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Welcome to Year 1/2S!

Teacher: Miss Sweeney

 

Summer 2022

Welcome to Year 1/2! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and had a well deserved rest, spending time with your loved ones.

Here's to the start of an exciting year ahead with lots to look forward too.....

 

On our class page you will be able to find information about this half terms learning.

At the bottom of this page I have attached this years topic overview, homework and spelling sheets along with some useful links to help you with your learning

 

Key Dates 
PEMonday and Friday
Class Assembly22nd March 2022

 

Literacy

This half-term we will be focussing on the well-known and loved story of The Day the Crayons Quit. The book introduces us to 

poor Duncan who just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!

Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?

 During our learning we will be:

  • Investigating the language
  • Using our reading VIPERS to answer questions about the text
  • Writing an explanation text to explain why the colours have quit
  • Writing a letter
  • Describing characters 
  • Book reviews 

During one of our lesson, we focussed on reading with expression. See the video above of some children showing their amazing reading skills.

 

Please remember to complete your phonics home learning sheet that is sent out every Friday by your phonics teacher

 

Please log on to fast phonics to carry out your home learning to revise these sounds by clicking here

 

Maths

During our Maths lessons this half-term, we will be learning about Shape, Time, Position and Direction and Measurement (including length, height, mass and capacity).  Below are the objectives we will be learning during the different topics.

Shape

Time

Position and Direction

Measurement 

 

Topic

This half term we will be focusing on Computer Science. We will be using the Beebots, iPads and chromebooks to met the following objectives.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies 

 

Science

In Science this half term we will be learning all about Animals Including Humans. We will be learning about the following objectives:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

Religion

In our RE lessons this half-term, we will be focusing on the topic 'Spread the Word'. We will be meeting the following objecitves:

  • Understand how we can spread the word of God.
  • Explore how the Holy Spirit helps us bring good news for others.
  • Understand about the feast of the Ascension. 
  • Understand what happened at the Pentecost.
  • Retell the story of the Pentecost through drama.

 

PE

This half term you will need to come into school wearing your PE kit on PE days which are a Monday and a Friday. In PE you will be practising your basic ball skills with Mr Berry outside and gymnastics skills in the hall. 

 

Homework

Homework

Reading – 10 minutes a night

Listening to your child read for 5/10 minutes a night makes a significant difference in their progress and attainment. It helps them practice key reading strategies and skills, develop their comprehension skills and supports their overall fluency and accuracy, which are vital skills they need for the future. A reading book and reading record will be sent home each night in your child’s bag. When they have finished the book, please sign the reading record and they can choose a new book from our library. Please note, the books sent home are for the children to practice their reading skills at home and therefore should not be too challenging. A higher level book will be given to your child during our guided reading sessions in school, where we teach the children new reading strategies.

 

Reading eggs – once a week      https://readingeggs.co.uk

Reading eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning. Your child’s log in for this is stuck in the front of their learning log. Please contact the office if you need your child’s password details resent.

 

Mathseeds – once a week       https://mathseeds.co.uk/

Mathseeds is an online website where a weekly homework task will be set by your child’s teacher every Friday to help consolidate and practice skills taught in school. These activities develop pupils’ confidence and fluency in Maths and the interactive lessons provide step-by-step examples to break down learning into manageable chunks. The log in for this is the same one you use for reading eggs.

 

 

Phonics home learning – 5/10 minutes a night

Starting from next half term, we will no longer be sending out our half-termly spelling list. We believe it will be much more beneficial for the children to practice the sounds they have been learning in their daily phonics sessions and words related to this sound. Every Friday, we will send home a list of ten words for your child to practice over the next week in their book bag. These words will be familiar to them and ones they have practiced in phonics sessions. There will not be a weekly test anymore but we hope to see your child applying these spellings and spelling rules correctly in their writing sessions. You can then practice these sounds further on fastphonics (www.readingeggs.co.uk/fast-phonics-games), which is the same log in as reading eggs.

 

 

Learning logs – Once a week

This half term, we would like to trial project based learning to replace our homework board. We will give these out on the first Monday of every half term and your child can complete over the half term. We ask that their project is brought into school on the last week of term to share and celebrate with their peers. You will be given a sheet of paper that will be stuck in your child’s learning log that will outline what the project is and ideas of activities you can do.  We feel this will give children more freedom to learn about real life world events, share personal experiences and will help motivate them to engage in home learning as it is child managed. It will also encourage them to be more independent, inquisitive and encourage outdoor learning together. This can be completed in your learning log, a scrap book of your choice or it can be uploaded onto Seesaw.

 

 

 

Please see below an overview of topics we will be studying this year:

 

 

Additional resources

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