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Welcome to the Autumn Term in Years 1 and 2!

 

Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Classroom doors open at 8.45am.

Please read with your child daily and write a comment in their reading diary every night to show

that they have been reading at home.

Please remember to send a P.E. kit into school. All children will take part in PE lessons on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon.

Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit of black shorts, a white T-shirt and a pair of pumps. Their PE kit will be sent home with them at the end of the half term to be washed.

 

Autumn Term Curriculum 

Welcome back, we hope you had a nice break. We have another exciting topic planned for the children this half term. 

Our topic this term is Marvellous Me   We will explore the topic through all areas of the curriculum. We will share many texts from a variety of genres based around the theme to support our learning. We will continue to follow our Read, Write, Inc programme and Literacy and Language programme on a daily basis with the children. The children will also be working to improve their grammar, handwriting and spelling. 

 

 

Religious Education

The children will participate in weekly Holy times and assemblies as well as weekly lessons based around the life of Jesus. We will also be sending our prayer bag home with the children. This is an opportunity for you to share a special Holy time with your child at home which they can then share with us in school.

 

In RE this term we will be looking at the bible with a particular focus on the Creation story . We will also be celebrations within the church, prayers for different purposes and the preparation for Christmas. This will be done through the following units...

 

  • Creation
  • Families and Celebrations
  • Prayer
  • Advent
  • Christmas

 

  • English
  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Literacy and Language
  • Story time
  • Stories connected to our theme 'Marvellous Me'
  • Looking at use of Capital letters, full stops, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
  • Non Chronological Reports
  • Writing letters and newspaper reports
  • Sentence structure and use of punctuation

​Throughout all of these units the children will be taught how to :

  • Plan their writing
  • Compose and rehearse their sentences orally (hold/ build a sentence)
  • Organise their writing
  • Evaluate and edit their work

 

Mathematics

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Statistics
  • Multiplication and division
  • Number and place value
  • Geometry: Shape
  • Measures: Money and time
  • Fractions
  • Reasoning 

Science

This half term we will be exploring seasonal changes. We will also be looking at plants and what conditions they need to grow.

 

Geography/ History

As our topic is Island life we will be focusing on life on a small Scottish Island called Coll, later in the term we will look at life on a tropical island. We will be looking at the landscape and features of these islands as well as using map skills and compass direction to locate different human and physical features on the Island.

 

Music

We will be learning about traditional Scottish music and songs  related to our topic and also preparing songs for our assemblies.

 

Art and Design/

We are looking at the use of art mediums in landscape painting. We will make our own Scottish landscapes using a variety of mediums such as oil pastels, watercolours and pencil.

 We very much welcome the contribution of carers and parents so please let us know if you have any comments, queries or ideas. Remember to access the useful links below which offer some great online activities for your child.
 

Learning Leaflet - Summer Term 2019


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