Elf Class (Year 1 and 2)
Autumn Term 2018
Welcome to Elf Class
This year promises to be a fun packed and exciting year. For our younger Elves, this year will be their first year of ‘formal’ schooling, for our older and more experienced Elves, this year will be a year of extensive learning to prepare them for their important KS1 SATs.
Our topic throughout the term till Christmas will be ‘Weather Watch’ and we will be thinking about different types of weather and dangerous weather.
In English this term we will be learning to develop our sentence writing skills and beginning to use adjectives to make our writing more exciting. Our Year 2 children will be learning higher level punctuation skills. In Maths we will be revising our place value skills and learning the four rules of number and how to apply this to other areas of maths. We will also be focussing on our Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) as well as number bonds and times tables.
From half term we will be practicing spellings in smaller groups so that all children are learning the words most useful for them. This means that different groups will get spellings on different days and will complete their spelling test on the same day the following week. Please bear with us during week 1 while we organise the groups and days. Once we are happy with this we will put a spelling day in each child’s reading record so that you know which day to expect spellings.
The children will take part in Physical Education lesson on Wednesday led by Andy Booker from Dribble and Kick.
The Elf Team are:
Mrs A Seymour – Class Teacher
Mr A Booker – Sports Coach
Mrs Emry - Adult Support
How you can support your child at home
Read at home for at least 5 minutes daily.
Learn the Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs). These are mathematical facts that the children need to know. We have broken them down into terms and Year groups. We will be working on them each week in class, but we would appreciate your child learning them at home too. There are some good games to support the learning of KIRFs which you can find at conkermaths.org . Most importantly, keep it simple, keep it fun!
Key Instant Recall Facts – Year 1 and 2 Autumn Term
Over half term you may want to spend some time investigating dangerous weathers as we don’t encounter many of these in England. This will help the children to better understand weathers such as hurricanes, flash floods and tornados.
Term 1 End of Term Letter with additional sheets