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Welcome Note

Welcome back after the Christmas holiday!  I hope you all had a great and a well-deserved break.

 

Curriculum

 Our topic this term is ‘Buildings and Materials’. 

 

Brief overview:

Maths

English / GPS

 

Key Skills:

Children will develop their skills through a range of whole class and small group activities.

 

This Spring term we will be focusing on, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Measurement, Fraction and Geometry.

 

 

 

Text Types:

A selection of traditional and fairy tales, stories, poems and non-fiction texts.

 

Writing Genres:

Recount

Information text

Instructions

Fact files                

Non-chronological reports

Story/diary writing in role.

 

 

GPS Focus:

Punctuation – capital letters, full stops, commas, questions marks, exclamation marks, speech marks and apostrophes.

Terminology & functions - verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and connectives.

Pronouns.

Prefixes and suffixes.

Homophones.

Days of the week.

Plurals.

Tenses.

 

Reading

Expectations

Regular reading at home will continue to play a very important part in the children’s development and we appreciate your continued support in this area. There will be lots of opportunities for reading during the week as we share a variety of stories, poems and information books. The children will read with me once a week during Guided Reading sessions to practise and reinforce comprehension skills. The children’s reading stages will be assessed regularly and will take into account their comprehension of the text as well as their technical reading ability. Reading a range of high quality texts will positively influence the children’s writing, which will be purposefully linked to our topics throughout the year.

 

Information about Accelerated Reader (AR)

Children in Year 2 will begin to do AR quiz once they have finished reading their book and scores will be recorded in their reading diary.

 

Science

History

Geography

Computing

Seasonal Changes, Animals including Humans and Materials.

Changes Within Living Memory.

 

Human & Physical - Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns.

Location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

 

Using Microsoft to create posters.  

PE

Religious Education

Art / D&T

MfL (KS2)

Multi-skills, Games and Swimming.

 

 

Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus: We will look at religions and study their traditions – Christian, Muslim, Hinduism, Buddhist, Jewish and Sikhism.

Focus on sacred places.

Art: Drawings of buildings – using chalk and pastels.

Line Drawing – favourite/ important place.

 

D&T: To build a structure.

N/A

 

 

Weekly Timetable

 

Homework Timetable

Every week the children will have a list of spellings to learn. The spelling test will take place every Thursday and the new spellings will be handed out every Friday.

Maths homework booklet will be handed out every Wednesday and will be collected the following Monday to be marked. It is important that children hand in the homework on time for it to be marked.

 

 

 PE and Swimming

The children will have PE every Tuesday this half term. It is important that the children have the correct PE kit. The kit includes a white polo shirt, red shorts and pumps. Trainers can also be worn.

After half term, Year 1 will be doing PE with Red Class.

Swimming will take place every Thursday until the summer term. Please ensure your child has their swimming clothes, a towel, goggles and a swimming hat.

Forest School

Year 2 will have Forest School every Tuesday after February half term which will be led by an experienced Forest School Leader, Amy Bates.  The children will need a change of clothing, a raincoat and wellies.

Year 1 will have Forest School every Tuesday after the Easter holiday.

A reminder will be sent out near the time when the changes are due to take place.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Miss Begum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

We are delighted that our daughter has settled so well into school life. She is thoroughly enjoying both the social and academic aspects of her time at Dunnington. We are thrilled with the care and support she has received. - Reception Parent