Welcome to Blues
Blue 1 - Mr Gordon and Mrs Garratt
Blue 2 - Mrs Cartwright (Mon-Thurs), Miss Jackson (Fri) and Mrs Collins
Blue 3 - Miss Dangerfield and Miss Ferguson
Welcome to Blues Parent Meeting.mp4
- PE for Blue classes is on a Thursday - children to come in their PE kits that day (weather appropriate as PE will take place outside)
- Hoe reading books will be sent out from the 21st September. Children should bring their book bag on the following days: Blue 1 - Tuesday, Blue 2 - Wednesday, Blue 3 - Thursday
- Spellings are given out in groups and these are given on a Thursday/Friday, there will be a weekly spelling quiz every Thursday so please ensure your child has their spelling book in school.
- Homework activities are sent out at the start of each half term in a green homework book. The books will contain a list of suggested homework activities to complete over the half term. These will cover English, Maths and other subject areas. Please return the homework books when all activities are completed.
- Children should be aiming to read as much as possible at home in a range of ways such as home readers, library books, bug club or sharing stories from your local library.
Library books are changed on:
- Blue 1 - Tuesday
- Blue 2 - Wednesday
- Blue 3 - Thursday (we need to have our library books in our books bags on this day).
This term we will be....
We will learn about Australia. We will use Atlases and computers to find out more about the geographical features and will learn about the culture, music and food too.
We are using historical sources to find out about Great and Ghastly Events, including the Titanic, The Queen's Coronation and the Moonlanding.
We will explore famous oil paintings and have a go at creating our own by mixing colours and trying new techniques.
This term we will focus on food. We will design and make recipes and packaging for healthy products. In History we will design a handbag for the queen to use at her coronation.
In Forest School we will be developing our creativity, using natural materials to make useful items and toys and cooking on the campfire.
In Commando Jo's we will develop our co-operation and resilience while role playing working for The Queen.
Take a look at the Gallery pages to see some pictures of what we have been up to...
During the Autumn term the children in Year 2 will sit a phonic screening assessment (please see Year 2 Welcome meeting power point for additional information).
It is a statutory assessment that usually takes place at the end of year 1 however due to Covid all children must take it during the Autumn term in Year 2. It is a short, light touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard and identifies children who need extra help with their reading skills. The screening comprises of a list of 40 words and nonsense words and will be completed on a one to one with Miss Jackson (Assistant Head Teacher). She make it a very informal and relaxed process and it will only take around five to ten minutes to complete.
To help your child to prepare for the assessment you can:
- Encourage them to think about what looks right when reading words/books
- Complete the phonics homework in your green homework book.
- Practise reading the sounds/words sent home.
- Encourage your child to read the books that we send home.
- Log on to Bug Club to read books online.
- Play phonic games online https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcqqtfr
This half term we are learning to add and subtract using a variety of methods, including the column method.
In English we have been exploring the story of Traction Man by Mini Grey and linking our writing to other superheros. Click on the link below to hear the story.
Throughout the year we will be looking at extreme weather around the world as part of our Geography learning.
We will learn about different types of weather and the impact it has on humans and nature. We will explore locations on the map and use a range of sources to find out more. You could use a weather app to talk to your child about this at home and to compare temperatures and climates around the world.