Class 2 Weekly News

This week we have started our topic People who help us!

Please see our topic plan:

Summer 2 – People Who Help Us class 2 reception and year 1

Our book this week has been Doctor by Ando Twin and Lucy M George

Doctor by Lucy M. George, AndoTwin | Waterstones

Literacy – reception

In literacy this week the children have been focussing on sequencing the steps of going to the doctors and they then used their fred talk to help sound out new words when writing sentences to match!

Literacy – Year 1

This week the children were looking at the features about how to write to inform. They looked at leaflets and were identifying the features needed to inform.

Reading

The children will have a new library book on Monday to share at home and some children also have a RWI reading book too. For reception please see the new booklet of words for the children to practise their sounding out and blending. Please work through these at your own pace throughout the whole term. You will notice underneath each sound is a dot or a dash. A dot is for a single letter sound (phoneme) and a dash is for a sound with 2 sounds together (diagraph). Please encourage your child to point to the dot or dash as they are using their fred talk to say the sounds and blend the word together to read it.

Year 1 homework

Please can you work through the summer worksheet sent home.

Ditty Sheets

This week’s ditty sheet is ditty 1.

This is to consolidate their learning and develop fluency.ย 

This will be sent home on Monday to introduce the children to reading short words/ sentences. These are used to support our daily phonics teaching. Please encourage your child to recognise the letters and blend sounds together in short words (with the help of an adult if needed). These are also great to introduce them to ‘red words’ and allow them to start their reading journey. Please encourage your children to join in with these as much as possible to help with their blending skills in the coming weeks.

Your child will also receive a reading booklet in their homework file on Monday. Please work through this at your own pace throughout the rest of the half term.ย 

Reading Records

Your child had their own personal reading record. Please use this to keep track of your child’s reading at home. This can include reading from the ditty sheet, reading words using set 1 sounds or when you share a story with your child (it can be a book from school or home). Please aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this with the date and a comment in your child’s reading record. Please send this reading record in every day.ย 

Maths

This week we have been making numbers to 10 using equipment. The children have also been practising to count beyond 20.

Year 1 Maths

This week we have been focussing on consolidating their knowledge and assessing where they are.

People Who Help Us Activities

This week the children were really lucky because we had the police come in to see us! (See separate post).

In RE we were looking at the Lost Sheep story. The children made their sheep, and discussed the meaning behind it.

 

Class 2 were so fantasticย  at sports day they they thoroughly enjoyed themselves! We are so proud of how they tried their best, how they behaved and how they cheered each other on. Well done Class 2 ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy the weekend!

Miss Parker, Miss Shadbolt and Mrs Bromwich

Spellings and Homework (Year One only)

Good afternoon,

Well done to all of the children for another super half term in Class 2.

Below is the spellings for this week and some Geography homework to finish our unit. We have been looking at the countries in the UK and I thought as a little task you could work with the children and use the internet to find out the capital cities within these countries.

Week 7 spellings

Geog UK homework

Have a lovely half term,

See you soon,

Miss Davies ๐Ÿ™‚

Homework and Spellings (Year 1 only)

Good afternoon,

This weeks spellings are attached below.

Spellings week 4

Homework this week is a common exception words sheet- the aim is for the children to be able to read and write all of these words by the end of the year. This week I would like the children to honestly colour the words they know and then practise writing the words they don’t know in different ways- they could get a piece of paper and practise writing it with lots of different coloured pencils, or use chalk outside, make the words out of magnetic letters, etc, whatever you have access to at home!

Times Tablesย Rock Stars

Your child has been sent home with a username and password for Times Tables Rock Stars- this is a new way for children to practise their times tables at home online. We have been practising our times tables at school, so the children should be beginning to remember some of these. Remember, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s regularly will help here, and they can use this to find the answers if needed at the beginning.

Have a good weekend,

Miss Davies ๐Ÿ™‚

Spellings and Homework (Year 1 only)

Good afternoon,

This weeks spellings and homework are attached below.

Spellings Week 3

Maths homework Y1

Times Tablesย Rock Stars

This week you child has been sent home with a username and password for Times Tables Rock Stars- this is a new way for children to practise their times tables at home online. We have been practising our times tables at school, so the children should be beginning to remember some of these. Remember, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s regularly will help here, and they can use this to find the answers if needed at the beginning.

Have a good weekend,

Miss Davies ๐Ÿ™‚

Christmas Homework (Year One Only)

Good afternoon,

This week for homework I have provided the children with a selection of ideas for them to practise and develop their skills in all areas over the Christmas break.

This will be sent home with them along with a book from our library and a text from our reading scheme.

Christmas Homework Ideas

I’m looking forward to seeing which ideas you completed,

Have a lovely Christmas break!

Miss Davies ๐Ÿ™‚