Y1/2 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Summer Term 1 in KS1
Lost in the Forest
This term our topic is based around the book "Into the Forest" by Anthony Browne.
One night a young boy is woken up by a terrible storm! In the morning the boy wakes up to find that his Dad is gone. When Mum sends the boy to deliver a cake to Grandma, he decides to cut through the forest, a route he's been warned not to take! Soon he's off on a strange, dreamlike journey full of familiar fairy-tale characters including Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack from the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
As part of our topic this half term we will be exploring different traditional tales alongside the story "Into the Forest". We will also be preparing a packed lunch for the little boy in Design Technology, comparing and contrasting forests around the world in Geography and designing and creating mini-beast masterpieces in Art.
Homework will continue to be set weekly. It will be set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday. This homework can be found by logging onto Spelling Shed and My Maths. Please let your class teacher know if you are having problems accessing either site.
Over this term some of the children in Year 2 will be starting on the Accelerated Reading scheme. The children will be competing a test to find their reading level before choosing their own books and completing on line quizzes to check their level of comprehension skills. For more information, please ask one of the Year 2 staff.
All children should be reading to an adult at least 3 times each week. For us to know this is happening we ask you to sign your child’s reading record with a comment on how much they read, if they did well or any difficulties that they had. Also please can you talk with your child about what they are reading as this helps with their comprehension.
Year 1 children will continue to bring home their Read Write Inc. story books to practise reading at home. Please remember to send your child into school with their reading book every day to ensure that their phonics teacher is able to change their books when necessary.
AR Bookfinder - http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/
As per the last two half terms, all children must continue to learn their half termly spelling lists – Summer 1 – for a test at the end of this half term. Ideally this should happen weekly – little and often – to enable the children to master the spelling of all of the words.
We will continue to have one P.E session a week on a Tuesday afternoon. This PE lesson will be taken by Mrs Wilson, Mr Read and Mr Street.
Children are required to come to school wearing their full PE Kit. With the guidance in place advising against changing clothes in school, children will be required to come to school wearing their full PE Kit on their allocated day (and also on Fitness Friday).
We are suggesting that the Elworth PE t -shirt and shorts/skort be worn underneath the Elworth jogging bottoms and zip up top on colder days. A waterproof jacket is a necessity, in case of poor weather. Children will also need to come in wearing a sensible pair of sports trainers.
Swimming will commence for Year 2 during the first week back.
Swimming days will be as follows:
Class 7 - Wednesday Afternoon
Class 8 (Year 2) - Friday Afternoon
Please can you let your class teacher know if you are able to help with swimming.
Children will be able to order snacks on a daily basis. If your child is having a snack from home, please can you ensure it’s a healthy snack and avoid sending in chocolate or sweets.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle every day. In the current climate we are unable to provide cups for children who have forgotten their bottle.
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