Welcome!

Well done Yellow Class for making such a positive and enthusiastic start to the new term!

Reading

On Mondays I will collect any reading books that the children have finished, together with their reading diary. I will then send home new books on Wednesdays. Your child may also choose to read books from home too. It is important that all children try to read at home for at least 10 minutes each day and that this is recorded in their diary. All the children will read each week in school as part of a small, socially distanced Guided Reading Group although I will currently be unable to record this in their individual diaries.

Spelling

From Monday 21st September, I will start sending home a short list of words for the children to learn to spell. There will be a friendly test of these on the following Monday. I will also post the spellings on the website each week in the Spelling section.

Our Learning this half-term

English: We have been reading ‘The Huge Bag of Worries’ by Virginia Ironside and ‘Once Upon an Ordinary School Day’ by Colin McNaughton. The children have completed their own re-telling of the first book and this week we are learning about developing our sentences by adding adjectives.

Maths: We are currently learning about number and place value. For Year 2 we are using numbers up to 100 whilst Year 3 are working with numbers to 1000.

Science: Last week we investigated things that are living, things that are dead and things that have never been alive! This week we will be learning about teeth and eating.

Art: We are exploring colour. Last week we looked at the work of Mondrian and were inspired to create our own collages.

History: We will be learning about the Battle of Britain.

R.E: We will be learning about how to care for our world and why this is important.

Music: We will be following a specially designed scheme for the current times. This involves listening to and appraising music as well as playing percussion instruments.