Elf Class (Year 1 and 2)
Welcome back to term 6! We hope you had a lovely half term.
In English this term we are going to be reading:
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Traction Man
- Diary of a Killer Cat
This will include a range of writing opportunities and we will cover elements of GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling), ensuring they are reflected within our writing.
In maths this term we are going to be revisiting a few areas in maths including:
We will be focusing on reasoning, as well as using and applying the skills that we have learnt.
Our topic this term is 'What a Wonderful World'. We will be learning all about the world including:
- Naming and locating the world's 7 continents and 5 oceans.
- Understanding geographical similarities and differences between different areas of the world.
- Understanding the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and North and South Poles.
- Using maps, atlases and globes to identify countries, continents and oceans.
- Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West)
In Science we will be learning about plants. This will include learning about the basic needs of plant for survival, the grown of a plant and naming different plants suited to different habitats.
Elf class will have PE every Wednesday afternoon with Andy, our PE teacher.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times and remember to bring waterproof clothing as PE will happen outside in all weathers.
Your child’s PE kit should be in a clearly named bag and should include:
- Black/dark shorts
- School PE T-shirt in house colours
- Sports socks
- Outdoor trainers
- Indoor plimsoles
- A warm tracksuit top and bottoms in plain, dark colours for when it is colder.
- Waterproof clothing
Please ensure all items in your child’s PE kit, including the bag, are clearly named.
Your child will be expected to bring their reading book in every day. They will be heard reading within school, but it is really important that they read at home too. We recommend that children reads at least three times a week
If they have finished their book, please encourage your child to read it again to develop word reading and build fluency, as well as asking your child questions about the book to develop their comprehension skills.
Please encourage your child to read other books at home and texts such as:
- Shopping lists
Homework will be set once a week on a Wednesday and will be due in the following Monday.
Each term your child will be given a homework grid with different activities which cover areas of the curriculum. They need to complete one task each week. By the end of the term, they need to have completed an activity from each column.
Your child needs to bring in evidence that they have completed one of the activities each week. This can be stuck into their homework book or handed in separately, and can be writing, drawings, photos, print outs etc.
Your child will have the opportunity to share their homework with the class to celebrate what they have produced.
Your child will be set 5 spellings each week, which will go home on a Monday and need to be learnt ready for a test on Friday.
The spellings may include high frequency words, tricky words or those that follow a spelling rule e.g. adding –ed or –ing to the end of a word.
The spellings will be sent home on a sheet which also has four boxes for spelling related activities which encourage your child to practice their spellings in fun and memorable ways. This includes rainbow writing, pyramid writing, boxing the spellings and writing sentences using their spellings. It is suggested that your child completes one activity per night for maximum impact on their progress, however, if for example you have swimming on a Wednesday night, your child could complete two boxes on another night.
We will also be practicing your child’s spellings in class and their spellings will be on display for them to constantly be reading. They will be encouraged to accurately use their spellings within their writing.
If you have any questions about your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to ask.