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Welcome to Blue Class

Welcome back after the summer holiday!  I hope you all had a lovely and a well-deserved summer break. This new school year will be very fun and exciting. We will all be working hard to ensure a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Year 1. We have had a brilliant first week back and the children have settled in nicely, all eager to learn.

 

Curriculum

- All About Me -

Maths English

Key Skills:

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

 

This Autumn term we will be focusing on Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Measurement and Fraction.

 

Text Types:

  • The Hungry Caterpillar
  • Funny Bones
  • A Growing Story
  • Oliver’s Vegetables
  • A selection of traditional and fairy tales         

Writing Genres:

  • Recount
  • Letter
  • Persuasive writing.
  • Explanation
  • Poetry
  • Information text
  • Instructions
  • Fact files

GPS Focus:

  • Reading & spelling first 100 key words.
  • Terminology & functions - verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and connectives.
  • Using description – adjectives, adverbs, similes, alliteration.
  • Punctuation – capital letters, full stops, commas, questions marks, exclamation marks.

 

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 and Animals including Humans

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

Posters – All about me – creating a fact file.
PE Religious Education Art / D&T  

Multi-skills, Games and Gymnastics

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

Art: Self Portraits – using chalks and paint.

Line Drawing – favourite/important object.

Using clay to make design and make pot to store important, special objects

D&T: Healthy Eating  

 

 

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.

 

Important Dates:

  • Parents Evening - Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November

 

PE / Sport

PE will take place every other Tuesday, starting 19th September and every Thursday. It is important that all children have the correct PE uniform. The kit includes a white polo shirt, red shorts and pumps. Trainers can also be worn.

 

Forest School

Forest School will take place every other Tuesday, starting 26th September and children will need a change of clothing. For further information about Forest School, please have a look at the information provided under Forest School.

 

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

Sumi Begum

 

Testimonials

We are delighte with how well our son has settled into Dunnington. He has increased in confidence so dramaticaly since starting this school. His general desire to work hard and do his best is amazing. Thank you for providing the opportunities and environment for him to develop in all these areas so well. - Reception Parent