Selling C of E Primary School

lynsted and norton
Village Acedemy

Elf Class (Year 1 and 2)

Welcome back Elf Class, I hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and are excited to begin the new academic year!

TIMETABLE 9/10/17

English

In English this term we are going to be reading ‘Katie in London’ by James Mayhew (linked to our topic) and The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr (stories with a familiar setting).

We will be covering a range of GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling), including:

  • Basic sentence structures
  • Conjunctions
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs and adverbs
  • Suffixes

 

Maths

In Maths this term, we are going to be focusing on:

  • Shape (2D and 3D)
  • Number and place value
  • Addition and Subtraction

 We will also be learning our days of the week and months of the year.

 

Topic

 In Topic this term, we are going to be learning about The Great Fire of London. This will cover a range of curriculum areas including History, Art, Music and DT.

 

Science

In Science this term, we are going to be investigating everyday materials. This will include:

  • Identifying and naming everyday materials
  • Describing the properties of everyday materials
  • Identifying uses of everyday materials
  • Investigating suitability of everyday materials
  • Investigating how materials can be manipulated

 

PE

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.

 

Reading

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:

  • Comics
  • Newspapers
  • Recipes
  • Shopping lists
  • Instructions

 

Homework

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.

 

Spellings

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.

 

Miss Thorn