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 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 capacity, money and time) and Data Handling, Fractions and Shape.
Literacy: This term we will be exploring texts that relate to our new Learning Experiences and will include ‘The Great Jam Sandwich’ and ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’. We will also be completing a biography about Mary Seacole and will be exploring the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood too.
At the beginning of Term 2, Year 1 will explore the story ‘Last Stop on Market Street’ and Year 2 ‘The Marvellous, Fluffy, Squishy, Itty, Bitty’. We will end Term 2 looking at the Christmas story and ‘Pinnochio’ for Year 1 and ‘Meerkat Christmas’ for Year 2.
History: We will be looking at the life and work of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and the contributions they both made to nursing.
Science: Our work this term is based around Keeping Healthy including a balanced diet, exercise and personal hygiene. Our second experience is about the use of different materials and materials that change by bending, squashing and twisting.
RE: We will also be learning about Christianity through the Christmas Story and thinking about the ‘big’ question of how we should care for others and the world.
DT and Art: In Design and Technology, we will be designing and making a fruit salad using the techniques of chopping, grating and peeling. In Art, we will be creating a sculpture using either clay or papier-mache and then decorate the thumb pot in the style of Clarice Cliff.
Forest School: We will have opportunities during Term 1 and 2 to participate in Forest School. During these sessions, we will create clay tree faces, make mobiles and wind chimes and create an outdoor sculpture using natural materials.
In Computing, we will learn how to compose and send emails with attachments. In our second Computing unit, we will learn to 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 Maths homework each week. This will be set on MyMaths on Thursday of each week and you will receive a log in for your child in the next few days. We will also send one piece of Literacy homework on a Friday each week, which will consist of either a Grammar, Punctuation or Spelling task or handwriting. Homework set on a Friday is to be returned on the following Wednesday.
In terms of reading, a letter will be sent via parent mail once we have had the opportunity to assess your child’s level, which will take us a couple of weeks. In addition to a home reading book, your child will visit the school library each week where they will have the opportunity to select a ‘free choice’ book to also bring home.
All Year 1 and 2 classes will have indoor PE on a Monday and outdoor PE on a Tuesday. 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.
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.
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.
Mrs Brown, Mrs Wibroe and Mrs Austen