Year 1 & 2 - Bay, Myrtle and Willow classes
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Terms 1 and 2 at Borough Green Primary School.
Maths: We will be following the topics in the New Curriculum for Years 1 and 2. Our topics will be Number and Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Measures (including capacity, money and time) and Data Handling, Fractions and Shape.
Literacy: This term we are exploring texts that relate to our new Learning Experiences and will include The Great Jam Sandwich, Oliver’s Vegetables and Oliver’s Fruit Salad. We will also be exploring non-fiction texts including information books about extreme weather. At the beginning of Term 2 we will be creating a Training Manual on “How to be a Spy” and we will read 006 and a Bit, before focusing on the Christmas Story and the Hindu story of Rama and Sita.
Geography and History: We will be thinking about London 2012 and the Olympic Legacy and looking at the life and work of Edith Cavell and Mary Seacole. In Geography, we will be finding out about changes in the weather, extreme weather and the different seasons.
Science: Our work this term is based on Keeping Healthy including a balanced diet, exercise and personal hygiene. Our second experience is about the use of different materials, materials that change by bending, squashing and twisting and how things move on different surfaces.
RE: During Term 2 we will be exploring Hinduism and light. We will also be learning about Christianity through the Christmas Story.
DT and Art: In Design and Technology we will be designing and making a healthy meal. In Art we will be investigating shape and creating a sculpture using different materials including a choice of either clay or papier mache.
In Computing, we will begin to use IT to find clues and solve a mystery and then select and edit Christmas themed photos to create a card or a calendar.
Please refer to the school website for additional information regarding the curriculum for Years 1 and 2.
We will be sending homework each week. This will consist of a Grammar, Punctuation or Spelling task and a Mathematics based activity. In addition, a spelling list will be sent home weekly attached to the homework sheets (we will follow this up with a spelling test in class). We would be very grateful if you could ensure you child learns their spellings. These are extremely important as the statutory tests are now heavily weighted towards spelling, punctuation and grammar. All homework will be set on a Wednesday to be returned on the following Monday.
We will be sending a home reader each Monday. This will commence once we have had the opportunity to assess your child’s level which will take us a couple of weeks. Your child will also bring home a library book each Thursday. Home readers and library books need to be returned each week in order that your child can choose a new book.
All Year 1 and 2 classes will have indoor PE on a Monday and outdoor PE on a Wednesday. Please make sure that your child has a named PE kit in school at all times. Hair must be tied back and earrings removed. I would just remind parents/carers that staff are not able to remove and replace earrings.
If your child requires an inhaler please ensure that you bring this in to school and complete an administration of medication form at the school office. Please label the medication clearly with your child’s name. Inhalers will be kept safely in the classroom for PE/Games lessons or for use as required.
Book Bags, Pencil Cases and Water Bottles
Just a reminder that children must use a school book bag as we do not have the space to accommodate rucksacks etc. Please do not send a pencil case into school as items get easily lost. We would prefer children to use a named school water bottle.
Please make sure you send an appropriate coat, hat, gloves depending on the weather as outdoor learning sessions will take place.
Mrs Brown, Mrs Wibroe and Mrs Austen