Year 1 & 2 - Bay, Myrtle and Willow classes
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Terms 5 & 6 at Borough Green Primary School.
Learning Experiences This Term
We have launched our first Learning Experience—“Treasure Hunters”—which explores the world of pirates. We started the experience with a pirate dressing up and activity day and we have been working on character and setting descriptions in Literacy. Year 2 have been writing a recount of our Pirate Day too. Have a look at the school website to see our blog about the day. We will also be looking at pirates in an historical context. Later in Term 5 we will spend a week looking at fairy tales focusing on story structure, introduction, plot and endings as well as characters and settings.
Year 2 SATs will take place during the week commencing 20th May and include Mathematics Paper 1 Arithmetic Test Mathematics Paper 2 Reasoning Test. English Reading Test Paper 1 and Paper 2. English grammar, punctuation and spelling test. While Year 2 SATS are important, they are nothing to worry about and our pupils are well-prepared.
Teachers in Year 2 are responsible for judging the standard each child is working at in English reading, English writing, mathematics and science, by the end of Key Stage 1. To help inform these judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and Mathematics, commonly called SATs. The tests are a tool to help us measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into Key Stage 2. They also allow us to see how your child is performing against national expected standards. Teachers will use the results from these tests, along with work your child had done throughout the year, to help them reach a judgement about how your child is progressing at the end of Key Stage 1. These teacher assessment judgements will be reported to you by the end of the summer term.
In June we have a whole school Design Technology week during which we will be focusing on the theme of Castles. We will be designing, making and evaluating model castles and we will be asking for cardboard and other materials for our working models nearer the time.
Year 1 will be completing the National Phonics test during the week beginning 10th June. The test assesses each child’s ability to identify all 44 phonic sounds and their ability to blend those sounds to read a whole word. The test consists of both real and pseudo words which the children sound out and read aloud to their teacher.
In Term 6 we have two further Learning Experiences. The first experience is “Let’s Go Safari” where the learning focus is about animals and habitats. As part of this experience we will be going to Eagle Heights on our school trip – more details to follow. Our final experience is “Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside” where the learning focus is about the seaside, past and present.
This is to politely remind you of our school uniform as stated on the school website.
Boys – Summer Uniform
White shirt/polo shirt
School tie (juniors only, optional)
School bottle-green, round-neck/v-neck Sweatshirt
Girls – Summer Uniform
Green & white gingham dress
White or grey socks
Grey skirt, pinafore dress or tailored trousers
White blouse/polo shirt
Grey, black, green or white tights
School tie (juniors only, optional)
School bottle-green, round-neck/v-neck Sweatshirt or sweatshirt fabric cardigan
Please ensure that your child wears sensible black shoes to school, NOT TRAINERS.
It is essential that children have a full P.E. kit in school at all times for our timetabled P.E. sessions and any impromptu sessions we are lucky enough to add in, especially during the summer. Pupils with long hair should have their hair tied back at all times and earrings must be taken out or protected with tape during P.E. lessons.
You will also be invited to join us for our Key Stage 1 Sports Day – details to follow.
As always, thank you for your support as parents and guardians. Should you need to speak to us about any matter please make an appointment via the school office.
Mrs Brown Mrs Wibroe Mrs Austen