Autumn One Half term
What a busy half term this has been. The children have settled in well to the routines and have produced some wonderful work that was shared with you at parents evening. Thank you to all that attended and I hope that it was helpful.
The next half term will see a continuation of the topic What a Wonderful World? We will be continuing to look at different animals and will also continue with the work on the instructions to 'How to wash a woolly mammoth' as well as looking at the text of The lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. We will also later in the term start to practice our Christmas performance.
The first week back after half term will be History week. We will investigating the topic of the First world War. this will include the children making individual poppies from the bottom of plastic bottles ( the style being of the fizzy drink variety). Each child needs to bring a cut of bottle bottom on Monday so that it can be painted and assembled s a poppy. These will be added to the display in Leverstock Green church.
PE this half term will be outside and inside where the children are going to learn and practise netabll and gymnastic skills. 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.
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 this half term spellings will be in the children's homework book the Thursday we return 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 and return refreshed for the second half
Mrs Plester and Mr Leonard