Welcome back for the new term. Mr Leonard and myself would like to say thank you for the cards and presents that we received for Christmas. We bought the children games and cars for the times that the children are unable to go out to play due to the weather as this was their request instead of chocolate.
This term has started with a bang, with the owl visit on Monday morning and the trip to the RAF museum on Wednesday. Both events were greeted with excitement by the children and they really enjoyed these experiences. Our topic this term is Flight where we will be looking at the history of flight and the story of the Wright brothers. In our classroom we already have the model planes hanging that we made at the RAF museum and in D and T will be looking at making moving pictures using card and mechanisms to move the card pictures.
Next week will see our Science and Technology week and the children will undertaking maths and science investigations and a variety of D and T projects. Please can you send in newspapers as we will using them on Monday to build bridges.
PE this half term will be inside where the children are going to learn and practise gymnastic skills, however if the weather continues to be fairly mild for this year we will be trying to have PE outside. As the weather gets colder please ensure that your children have suitable clothing to ensure they stay warm. The days for PE are Monday and Friday. PE kits should stay in school and will be returned at half term.
In Year 2 it is the expectation that your child reads every night. Each morning their reading records are checked so they always need to be in school so that we can hear your child read at anytime during the week. The children are rewarded for reading at home by a sticker every time, and if they read for five nights in a week, a certificate at the end of the week. The certificates are exchanged for a small reward at the end of the term for children who read everyday for the half term. If your child wishes to read their own book as well as their school reading book please let them and just note it in the reading record. For your child to receive their sticker please make sure you sign their reading record.
I am now taking in certificates to exchange for thee prize for reading every day for the second half of the Autumn term.
Homework is given out on Thursdays and should be returned on Tuesday mornings. It consists of some grammar and maths from certain pages of a homework book , some maths games and other English or topic work. It will only be approximately two pieces a week. Spelling are given out for the half term and will be tested just before the half term ends. Results for the last half term spellings will be in the children's homework book next Thursday we along with their new spellings The times tables that the children are expected to know are the two, five and ten from Year One plus the three and four times tables from Year Two. We will work on these in class but please practice these at home.
If you need to speak to me or Mr Leonard, please make appointment through the office or catch us at the end of the day. We would like to say a very big thank you for the support we have received so far this year from both parents and children. It makes such a difference for the children in the classroom
Hope you have a fabulous half term
Mrs Plester and Mr Leonard