Spring Term 2023
Welcome to Orange Class
Orange Class consists of 30 hardworking, keen-to-learn children. Miss Bushnell (4 days) teacher (1 day) SENDCo and Mrs Jackson (1 day) are the class teachers with help from Mrs Lane who is our super Teaching Assistant.
Our topic this half-term is...
This term our Learning Journey has a Science focus, but English, Maths, History, Geography, Art, DT, PE, RE and Music will all link together to create an exciting, memorable learning experience.
In English, we will be focusing setting description and exploring the fantastic book ‘The Snow Lambs’. We will also be creating some fantastic animal poetry creating kennings and animal shape poetry.
In Science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. The children will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. They will also be investigating microhabitats, food chains and even designing and making bug hotels.
Our Learning Journey this term will have a Geography and History focus.
PE is currently on a Monday and Friday afternoon however please ensure full PE kits are in school at all times. This half-term in PE we will be focusing on Invasion Games and Yoga. The children will develop their understanding of invasion games and the principles of defending and attacking. They will use and develop skills such as sending and receiving with both feet and hands, as well as dribbling with both feet and hands. The children will also learn about mindfulness and body awareness. They will begin to learn yoga poses and techniques that will help them to connect their mind and body. The unit builds strength, flexibility and balance. The learning includes breathing and meditation taught through fun and engaging activities.
KS1 SATS Information May 2023
To help inform teacher judgements, pupils in Year 2 will sit national curriculum tests in English and Mathematics, commonly called SATs.
The tests are a tool for teachers to help measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into key stage 2. This also allows teachers to see how your child is performing against national expected standards.
The tests can be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed.
Please read with your child as often as possible (every day if you can). Research shows that children who read at home make better progress with their reading generally.
The National Literacy Trust which suggested that young people who read outside class were 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age.
It also follows a study from London's Institute of Education which suggested that children who read for pleasure are likely to be better at both Maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time. Please encourage your child to bring their reading bag to school every day.
Reading books are changed each week on a Monday, with children taking home 3 books at a time. I hope you'll enjoy these books together and spend the time to discuss the story and interesting word choices. Please could you ensure Reading Record Logs are filled in.
Spelling homework will go home on the Monday to be tested on the Friday. These sheets will be given out on spelling sheets. If a spelling sheet goes missing please collect another sheet from class. Children will also have weekly Maths or English work (alternating) to complete in their homework booklets. Homework will be set every Friday and will need to be completed and returned via Seesaw (take a picture) by the following Wednesday.
We are looking for parent helpers to come in to hear readers. Please contact me if you can spare some time to help. Thank you.
If you would like to discuss anything or have any queries, please don't hesitate to email me at - email@example.com.