I hope all of the children have had a fantastic summer and are ready and raring to be back at school. Things are slightly different this year with Class One being a combined Year 1/2 class.
The school day begins at 8.45 when we will take the register and move straight into Little Wandle reading groups. This will then be followed by phonics or spelling depending on the year group. After this we will move into our usual lessons, with time built in for year 1 to access continuous provision and for full class guided reading. The school day ends at 3.15 pm.
We will have PE lessons on Wednesday and Friday afternoon from the second week of term, but I would like kit to be sent into school on Monday and stay in all week if possible. Our PE sessions will be focussed on invasion games and teamwork.
In English this half term we will be reading stories by Oliver Jeffers, in maths our focus will be place value, with numbers up to 20 for year 1 this half term and numbers up to 200 for year 2.
Our science topic is materials and we will also be observing seasonal changes. In history we will be learning about explorers and why they are famous and in computing we will be looking at examples of technology that the children use.