Year 1 & 2 - Bay, Myrtle and Willow classes
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Terms 1 and 2 at Borough Green Primary School.
Maths: Our topics will be Number and Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Measures (including money and time) and Data Handling, Fractions and Shape.
Literacy: This term we are exploring texts that relate to our Learning Experiences which include Funny Bones and The Tiger Who Came to Tea. We will also be completing an historical recount about the Gunpowder Plot and rehearsing and performing our Christmas Play.
Geography and History: We will be thinking about where our food comes from in terms of whether it is farmed, fished or grown. In History we will learn about the events and people involved in the Gunpowder Plot.
Science: Our work this term is based on the human body and the senses. We will be naming parts of the skeleton and learning about our five senses.
RE: This term we will begin to look at Judaism including the Jewish festivals. Alongside this we will continue to learn more about Christianity.
DT and Art: In Design and Technology we will be designing and making a “Guy” and designing and creating a Christmas card. In Art we will be completing a self-portrait and studying an artist in depth.
In Computing we will begin to look at how to create a talking book and we will also design and make a digital card.
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 My Maths activity to be completed online, (log in details will be sent out soon). In addition, a spelling list will be sent home each week. The children will complete their spelling test on a Monday and this will be sent home for you to see. Please return the spelling book each Tuesday in readiness for the next set of spellings to be sent on the Wednesday. It is really important that your child learns their spellings as the statutory tests are now heavily weighted towards spelling, punctuation and grammar. If you need strategies to help them please let us know.
We will also be sending a home reader book each Monday, this will be an Accelerated Reader if your child reaches the assessment threshold. Accelerated Reader books require your child to complete an online quiz which assesses whether they have read and understood the book. The children really enjoy taking the quizzes so encourage them to do this in school once their book has been read. Accelerated Reader books will come home 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/accelerated readers and library books need to be returned each week in order that your child can choose a new book.
Bay and Myrtle class will have indoor PE on a Monday, Willow will have their indoor PE on a Friday and all classes will have 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.
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
Wibroe and Mrs Austen