Weekly News! 20.10.23
What a superb week! Take a look a what we have been up to…
This week in Maths, we have continued learning time! We looked at how to read and make o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. We even made our very own clocks to help us tell the time. Today we started to look at time facts and we needed to find how many minutes in an hour and how many hours in a day. Below is a time fact sheet we used to help us in our learning.
We have been using this language to support us.
Fact of the week!
Next week our Fact of the Week is
4 + 6 = 10
This week in English we continued looking at the book Rapunzel written by Bethan Woolvin. This week we have looked at varying our sentence openers, using conjunctions and planning and writing our own narrative about a character stuck in a tower.
In RWI this week we have been focusing on building up their fluency when reading, this included their pace, speed, expressions and reading punctuation. Any additional practice at home will be hugely beneficial.
SPAG (Spellings, Punctuation and Grammar)
This week in SpaG we have been continually focusing on spelling and reading common exception words. Common exception words are words where the usual spelling rule doesn't apply. As children come across unfamiliar spelling and sound patterns in tricky words, their phonics knowledge won't always help them to sound out and read the word; such as the common exception words "sugar", "improve", "climb" and "because".
Here is a list below of the Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words.
This week in R.E we have been looking at Leaders and Teachers in different religions. We looked what the challenges were of being a leader, and why leaders are important. We asked and answered questions for example, Why do people wants to be leaders? What makes a good leader? We then looked at religious leaders and their special books and to understand the importance of global religious leaders. Finally we then learnt the names, clothing, places of worship, special books and responsibilities of religious leaders.
Our thematic will be Fire Fire where we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London!
In maths we will be starting geometry and describing the properties of 2D shapes and identifying the line of symmetry in 2D shapes.
In English we will be starting the book The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson.
Term 2 Key Dates
Monday 30th October – Staff Development Day – school closed to children
Tuesday 31st October – Term 2 begins
Monday 6th November – Poppies go on sale for Remembrance
Thursday 9th November – Individual school photos Friday 10th November – children who are Scouts / Cubs / Brownies / Rainbows etc. can wear their club uniforms to school for Remembrance
Friday 17th November – Pyjama Day for Children in Need (voluntary donation)
Monday 27th – Thursday 30th – Book Fair in School Wednesday 6th December – Year 2 and 4 Come Dine
Tuesday 12th December -Year 1 & 2 Christmas Parties (pm)
Wednesday 13th December – Year 2 Christmas Performance (doors 9:00 for a 9:15 start)
Christmas Fair from 3:30 Thursday 14th December
Friday 15th December – Christmas Jumper Day (just for fun) and Christmas Dinner School ends at 2:00
Term 3 starts for Children Wednesday 3rd January
Sports Project is on a Monday (please wear trainers and normal school clothes).
PE is on a Tuesday afternoon please can all children come into school in their PE kits.
Next term Team Aqua will be outside for PE and will be learning multi skills and Team Topaz will be inside learning dance.
Have a lovely half term and we will see you all on Tuesday 31st October!
Miss Hall, Miss Davey and Mrs Barlow