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Summer Term 2

 

WELCOME BACK!

I hope you all enjoyed the lovely weather we have had over half term.

Miss Grayson will be a part of class 1 this term - we are looking forward to seeing what exciting ideas she has for our topic this term!

Our main topic this term is SPACE. We will learn all about the different planets within our solar system and lots of interesting facts about space in general. As a part of the history curriculum, we will look closely at different significant people related to space. We will also investigate light and dark as part of our science sessions this term.

Literacy

As our focus is Space this term our main literacy focus will be the stories and texts that will allow us to submerge ourselves into the world of space! The children will start with ‘The First Hippo on the Moon’ by David Walliams in weeks 1 and 2, moving onto writing instructions on how to build a rocket, the story ‘Goodnight Spaceman’ by Michelle Robinson, some space themed poetry, a diary entry as an astronaut and finishing our unit with the exciting story ‘Aliens Love Underpants!’

We will look closely at all of the different texts and pull them apart building on our reading and writing skills and stealing useful language tips and techniques.

Reading

Please ensure that you listen to your child read as often as possible. It really is crucial at this point in their learning life, and will make a huge difference to their attitude towards learning and their confidence. Children who learn to read quickly at this early stage are significantly more successful later in life!

We use a variety of reading schemes to teach reading including Floppy Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree and Rising Stars.

We use Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics to teach phonics.

Spelling

We have had a change to the way we teach spellings. This term we are trialling a new spelling programme. We will be sending home spelling lists and activities for your children to familiarise themselves with on a Friday, before teaching them the spelling rules and providing activities to apply these rules in class on Monday – these activities are for use at home and do not need to be returned back to school.

Maths

We will be looking at several topics in maths this term, covering areas such as:

*numbers and the number system

*shape, space and measures

*calculations

We will also be continuing the work with the Maths Passports – Please see your child’s Home/School book for their current targets. They will need to practise at home to extend their success further!!

Please remember to check your child’s Home/School book regularly as we put any important messages in there for you. I will also be putting in the children’s targets for this half term in the first week.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to either come in to see me or ring me at school.

Miss Childs

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