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AutumnTerm 2 Chestnut Class newsletter

This term in Literacy the children continue to have daily phonic sessions, developing recognition and reading the sound letter(s) make, saying a sound correctly and writing the sound in a word.  Alongside this they will begin to learn how to spell some irregular words (Red words). We will continue to develop confidence recognising and forming letter shapes; holding a pencil correctly and encourage the children to make changes to letter formation for cursive writing. We will be working through the Read, Write Inc. Scheme to develop the children’s confidence and fluency in reading and writing skills and also sharing well known children’s stories and rhymes to fire imagination for independent writing.

In mathematics we will practise all the skills learned last term and introduce new ones. We will continue to work on place value and start simple addition and subtraction. Following a steady step by step approach we will secure the children’s understanding of these concepts and develop their knowledge through problem solving and challenges.

Our topic work for the whole year is based around Discovery but this term we will be looking at the world focusing on the North and South American continents.   We will use special days – Bonfire Night and Remembrance Sunday as opportunities to introduce significant events in our own history to enrich our learning.  

We will use the seasonal changes of autumn to winter and nature to support our maths, art and science work.

Other important information for the term - PE is on Friday and Wednesday morning – PE kit should be in school at all times and will be sent home at the end of term for a wash. For outdoor games please provide a named pair of tracksuit bottoms.  Please ensure that a named, waterproof jacket (with a hook) is always in school for walking to the Village Hall and down to lunch on wet days. Children can bring their own healthy snack for morning break time and a named water bottle. Please make sure all your child’s property is labelled clearly with their name.

We are looking forward to joining Elm and Ash class in our annual Nativity Production on 12th December. We will be in touch with costume information.   Thank you.







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