Welcome back, everyone! We very much enjoyed seeing you all at parents' evening in February - it is such a useful and informative meeting - thank you to you all.
Spring Term part ii is upon us and we have lots of exciting learning ahead. A summary of the areas of learning we will be covering will be available shortly. Spellings for this half term by groups, however, can be found below.
At the time of writing, the weather is unseasonably warm and the children are able to have a good runaround on the field during play and lunchtimes (and they are all the better for that!). Please could they all have a named water bottle in class (not just in packed lunches) so that they can have a drink whenever they need one without disrupting their learning? Many thanks to all of you who already send you child to school with a water bottle.
Did you know that you can book a whole half term of lunches in advance? It is very helpful to DolceKitchen if you are able to do this and saves time in class in the morning during registration time. Thank you to all of you who already make lunch choices ahead of time.
Spring Term Maths Update
This term the focus has moved to counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s and recognizing odd and even numbers. This forms part of our wider learning about multiplying and dividing. Look in the Home Learning section for lots of activities to help your child to learn their times tables in and out of order.
Just a quick reminder about communication: every morning, we will be outside in the playground ready to welcome the children, so if you have any quick questions, concerns or messages for us, this is an ideal time to pass them on. You can also contact us by email:
It is helpful if all emails are sent to both teachers, please.
Contact us directly via the office if there is an urgent issue; emails are unlikely to receive an immediate response. If you need a longer conversation, we will happily arrange a mutually convenient slot to meet after school. Parent consultation evenings will be announced shortly for February.
PE lessons will continue on Monday and Friday. Please ensure children have a full PE kit in everyday. Ideally, we would like PE kits to stay in school on your child’s peg and go home for washing at the end of each half term. It is particularly important for your child's safety and comfort that they have appropriate footwear for running and jumping around. Thank you very much to all those families who ensure there is a complete PE kit in every week; we greatly appreciate your support.
Below you will find a typical weekly timetable for Spring Term . A summary of the areas of learning to be covered has also been added. Generally speaking, Mrs. Papworth will teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning; Mrs. Daniels will teach Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Bates teaches computing.
The children have been divided into 3 groups according to the phonics they are being taught in class. Weekly spellings for groups 1, 2 and 3 are attached below. They will be sent out on Thursday and collected in on Tuesday. Spelling tests are on Wednesday.
Maths and Number Bonds
Number Bonds will be retested at the beginning of this half term.
We will be shifting our focus away from bonds and on to counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s along side learning times tables. This is a vital element of our work on multiplication, division and fractions. Activities and further information will be added to the site in due course. During the Spring Term, please focus on learning multiplication tables and associated division facts. Support activities can be found in Learning Resources
The main focus for homework in Years 1 and 2 is reading. Your child will be allocated a reading book at an appropriate level within the first few days of the new term. Please read together every night you can. Children who read well, flourish in other areas of the curriculum. Books will be changed weekly, though you are welcome to change them more often if you wish. The children will be provided with a journal in which they can record their reading; this should be kept in their book bags and taken home each day. Book bags can be purchased from the office. They will read with their class teacher every week in guided reading sessions when reading journals will be checked and signed.