An African Safari adventure
Our new topic is all about Africa. We have been watching some great videos on live webcams of some of the amimals that live there. Click on the link so you can watch them too!
Our book we have been focusing on is called the Lion Inside by Rachel Bright. The illustrator is Jim Field. Do you remember him?
We have been learning about the countries in Africa and comparing it to the United Kingdom. Did you know there are 54 countries in Africa?
Life as a park keeper
This half term, we received a letter from a park keeper and he was not very happy at all!
We will be learning about the habitats of different woodland animals and will take on the role of the park keeper to look after our school and encourage more people to look after our environment.
Find out more about our learning in the learning leaflet below.
If you go down to the woods...
Our new topic is about our local area and creatures you might find there. We are reading the book ‘The disgusting sandwich.’
Take a look at our learning leaflet below to find out more about our learning this half term.
Your child has logins in the front of their red home learning diaries. These logins can be used to access different programs that we use in school and could be used at home to further their learning.
Bug club is a website where children can access books that are tailored to the book band that they are reading within school. It also includes questions to check their understanding and gives rewards too! This reading can then be recorded in their diaries to earn more merits.
Spelling shed can be used at home to help children to practise their spellings. This can be recorded in their red books too.
We will be assessing the children on their phonics and their spellings and will begin to send home spellings to practise at home later in the year. In the meantime, we have attached a year 1 and year 2 word mat in the back of the red home learning diaries. The children need to be able to read and write all of these words by the end of the year so any practise at home would be very helpful!
Children can come to school and remain in their PE kits all day on the days they have PE.
They can can wear tracksuit tops and bottoms in the cooler weather. If they have indoor PE, then can wear warmer sports clothing over their shorts and t-shirt, or choose to wear tracksuit bottoms for the day.
We would like children to bring the following things with them:
Please note, children will not be required to bring many items to school and therefore should not need a rucksack.