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Terms 1 and 2

Welcome to Term 2


Welcome back to the new term!  In English this term we will be writing poems, using the ‘Desk Diddler’ by Michael Rosen as a model text.  We will then be writing postcards through using the story ‘Meerkat Christmas’.   In maths we will be continuing with the addition and subtraction unit before moving on to properties of shapes.  In Science, we will be learning about everyday materials.  Please see our plan for this term below for more details.   


At home, you can help by hearing your child read as often as possible (the target is 20 minutes a day) and taking time to discuss the stories and pictures. Children that share books at home make significantly more progress than those who don’t.  Questioning the understanding of what your child is reading is so important, particularly questions that ask how the children know something. This encourages them to identify particular words within the book. Please ensure that your child comes to school everyday with their reading book and their reading record book, as we have time for independent reading and do have some volunteer readers in school. 


Maths homework will come home on a Thursday to please return by the following Wednesday.  When your child is completing their maths homework, if they need to, please encourage them to refer to the 100 number square which is in their homework folder.   Also, please encourage them to use concrete resources for their counting work if they need to eg using raisins, dry spaghetti, marbles, lego pieces. 


Spelling and handwriting homework will come home on a Tuesday to please return by the following Monday.


Our value for this term is ‘Respect’.  Our learning will be linked to this value and how we can become successful learners and challenge ourselves.


P.E. lessons will be on Mondays and Thursdays.   Please ensure that the children have their P.E. kit in school and long hair is tied back.


If any parents or grandparents are able to come in and listen to readers in the afternoons, please do speak to one of us


If you have any queries, please do speak to one of us.


Mrs Sibson, Mrs Walker, Ms Tindal, Mrs Stewart-Hodges and Miss Thorn