Year 1 & 2 - Bay, Myrtle and Willow classes
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Terms 1 and 2 at Borough Green Primary School.
Literacy: This term we will be exploring the text The Tiger Who Came to Tea. This relates to our first Learning Experience. We will also read Mr Wolf’s Pancakes and look at different recipe books. We will be writing a party invitation and writing a set of instructions for making a sandwich. We will then be exploring the story Funnybones, as part of our learning experience about the human body. At the beginning of Term 2, we will be using The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and we will end Term 2 by looking at the Christmas story and the book The Christmas Star.
Maths: We will be following the strands contained within the National Curriculum for Maths for years 1 and 2. Our topics will be Number and Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Measures (including mass, length, capacity, money and time) and Data Handling, Fractions and Shape.
History: We will be looking at the historical event of The Gunpowder Plot and will learn about Guy Fawkes.
Science: Our work this term is all about the human body and the five senses.
RE: We will be learning about Judaism focusing on the festival of Sukkot and contrasting this festival with a Christian Harvest Festival. 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 sandwich using the techniques of chopping and grating. We will also be baking challah bread. In Art, we will be creating self-portraits and exploring the work of different artists. We will also be creating Christmas crafts.
Forest School: We will have opportunities during Term 1 and 2 to participate in Forest School. During these sessions, we will create an outdoor café and we will light campfires.
In Computing, we will be creating a digital Christmas card.
Please refer to the school website for additional information regarding the curriculum for Years 1 and 2.
In terms of reading, your child will visit the school library each week where they will be given the freedom to choose a book that interests them. This is a book that should be shared and enjoyed with those at home. They will also have a book linked to their phonics, which we will contact you about once we have assessed your child’s reading level. A number of Year 2 children, will be bringing home an accelerated reader once their reading and comprehension level has been assessed. Each child will continue to use a Reading Record which should be completed daily and must also come backwards and forwards with your child each day, we will also include homework tasks for you to discuss with your child.
All Year 1 and 2 classes will have indoor PE on a Tuesday and outdoor PE on a Friday. Please make sure that your child has a named PE kit in school at all times. Just to clarify, Year 1 and 2 children do not come into school in their PE kits. Hair must be tied back and earrings removed or protected with tape during PE sessions. I would just remind parents/carers that staff are not able to remove and replace earrings. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit as follows:
Trainers or plimsolls
House colour T-shirt
White PE shorts
Green track suit bottoms or black skins may be worn for outdoor games in cold weather. Skins must not be worn without white shorts over the top.
All items of uniform need to be clearly marked with your child's name
Uniform promotes a sense of belonging and equality. We expect our children to demonstrate pride in their appearance and respect for the school uniform. Please ensure your child is in correct uniform at all times (see below).
We expect our children to demonstrate pride in their appearance and respect for the school uniform.
Grey tailored trousers or shorts
Grey skirt, pinafore dress
White shirt/polo shirt
White short-sleeved shirt/blouse
School bottle green round neck/V-neck sweatshirt or sweatshirt fabric cardigan
School tie (optional)
Grey socks (white socks can be worn with dresses)
Green checked dress
Children should be well- presented and their white shirt/polo shirt must be tucked in at all times.
Children must wear sensible black shoes to school, NOT TRAINERS or BOOTS.
Makeup and nail varnish are not permitted. Excessive hair accessories or extreme hair styles or colour are also not permitted.
No jewellery except for one, small, stud earring allowed in each ear.
Analogue watches are encouraged but SMART watches are not allowed.
Many items are available from the school office. To order uniform please click on the link https://www.brigade.uk.com/parents/ or visit the uniform section on our website.
The Parent and Teachers’ Association also runs an excellent second-hand uniform shop on site.
We are always very grateful for any help with reading, art activities etc. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact the school office in order that a DBS check can be completed. This also applies to any grandparents who wish to get involved too.
Lunch boxes and snacks
If your child has a packed lunch please make sure that you are providing a healthy lunchbox (see below for ideas). If you choose to send in a playtime snack please send only fruit, vegetables or cubes of cheese. Please note we have a child who has a peanut allergy so please do not send in any foods that contain nuts.
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. as these are breaking the doors on the school lockers. 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.
Mrs Brown, Mrs Wibroe and Mrs Mason