Y1/2 2022 - 2023

Mrs Rookes

Mr Heaton

Mrs Day

Mrs Harper

 

Welcome to Autumn Term in KS1

We look forward to welcoming you back after the summer holiday. We hope you have enjoyed spending lots of family time together.

The classes in Key Stage 1 are named after woodland animals.

Mrs Harper is in Year 1 and is teaching Squirrel Class.

Mr Heaton is in Year 1 and is teaching Hedgehog Class.

Mrs Day is in Year 2 and is teaching Badger Class.

Mrs Rookes ( KS1 Phase Leader) is in Year 2 and is teaching Fox Class.

 

The topic in Year 1 is Superheroes

Our amazing topic this term brings the children into the exciting world of everyday superheroes.  There will be lots of imagining, dressing up and seeing the 'super' in everything - including themselves!  

Our learning for this topic will be based around the story Juniper Jupiter (please don't share this story with your children - no spoliers please).  

Juniper Jupiter: A Great Children's Superhero – Romantics, Rebels and  Reviews

In Science, we are earning about materials and the children will be gathering evidence to decide what is the best material for a superhero cape?

 

In History, we will learn about a real life superhero - Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who made a big difference to lots of people.

Mary Seacole: Why is she a nursing hero? - CBBC Newsround

 

The topic in Year 2 is Fire and Dragons

This is a really exciting topic which includes lots of lovely dragon stories.

These are some of the books we will be looking at.

The Egg | Children's Books Wiki | Fandom The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward, illustrated by Wayne Anderson (Templar)Zog : Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Amazon.co.uk: Books

In History we will be looking at The Great Fire of London and we shall be comparing this to the Great Fire of Nantwich with a vsit to Nantwich Museum.

The Great Fire of LondonNantwich Museum, Welcome - Historic Market Town Museum, Cheshire.

We will also be looking at Who Guy Fawkes was and why he is an important character in history.

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot | Tower of London | Historic Royal Palaces

We have two super science topics this term. The first being Animals including Humans and then Living Things and their Habitats.

Topic 3 Living Things | P2F

Please take a look at the topic  webs and knowledge organisers below to find out more details of our exciting topic.

 

General Information for Year1 and Year 2

Homework

Homework will 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.

Reading

 Please read with your child at home on a daily basis.  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. Children will read daily in school as part of a small group and their book will be changed once they have read it in school 3 times, as per the Read Write Inc programme that we follow.

 

PE

We will continue to have one P.E session a week on a Tuesday afternoon. This PE lesson will be taken by Mrs Wilson and Mr Reed

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.

 

Snacks

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.

 

Spelling

As per the last two 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. 

 

 

 

 

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