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Autumn Term 1 Elm Class newsletter

Literacy: Now your children are in year 2, RWI will not be the base for writing for most of the class however, we shall be carrying on focusing on the Blue and Grey level books during our guided reading sessions. In Literacy lessons, we will be focusing securing our basic SPAG skills and sentence skills. We will be introducing nouns, verbs, adjectives and connectives. As well as this, we will have a big push on reading, we have introduced colour banded reading books, which children are expected to read at least 3 times a week as part of their homework and shall be changed on a Monday and Friday. It really helps us if you read with your child at home, as we want to work as a partnership to secure fluent reading in order to have a class full of confident readers.

Maths: In maths this term we will be focusing on securing our understanding of numbers up to 100 and some beyond. We are looking at more than and less than and then moving to place value and what each digit represents within a number. By the end of the term we should be able to do basic mental calculations using our tens and units.

Alongside this we will take time out to practice our 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

Topic: Our topic this term is Superheroes! This week we have been establishing our superhero identities by making ourselves into superheroes. Each week we will be looking at significant historical figures, including Roald Dahl, Tim Peakes and Neil Armstrong, Rosa Parks, and Walt Disney. This will also link into our PSHE discussions where we will be thinking about how we can be a superhero and what we can do to help others.

Art and D.T.: We will be looking at colour and how we can use it in different ways. We will also be looking at how we can create and collage pictures in different ways.

R.E.: This term in R.E. we are looking closely at Christianity and thinking about who God is, special places to us and Christians and also the different signs and symbols within our religion.

Sciences: Our science topics are going to be spread throughout the year so that we can focus on different aspects at different points in the year. We are mainly focusing on our materials topic this term.

Homework: This year their homework is divided into 3 parts:

Reading: Children are expected to read 3 times a week as part of their homework.

Handwriting/Spellings: This will be a handwriting sheet which they will take home each week to complete. We will be working on the spellings in class and children will be tested on them on a Friday morning.

Grid homework: This is a grid which provides several different tasks from various subjects. The children should pick one each week to complete. This should help to encourage them to do their homework and take ownership in it. At the end of a term, there will be a prize for all children who complete atleast one piece of homework each week.

Homework books should be in by Thursday each week and will be returned on Fridays. Reading folders should be in school every day.

Other notices:

P.E. will be with premier sports on a Wednesday and Hotshotz tennis on a Friday – please make sure children have the appropriate kits for both days.

Meet the teacher – Tuesday 18th September.

In advance I would like to thank you for your support, I look forward to meeting you all. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to come and see me or use your child’s reading record as a point of contact.

Thank you,

Miss Reed (Class Teacher) and Mrs Tompsett (Class TA)





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