Flying Saucers

Autumn Term Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. It is so lovely to see the children excited and ready to learn. This half term our main topic is ‘Scotland’. As many of you like to know what we are learning about at school so that you can help your child, we are sending home a topic web for your information. It really is beneficial to the children if you can support and reinforce their learning at home. If your child has any books or artefacts that support our topic and they would like to bring them into school then that would be wonderful. The Scotland Summer homework that has been returned to school looks fabulous.

Reading & Spelling
Reading & spelling is a crucial part of children’s learning at this age and your child should be reading for at least 10 minutes a day at home. Thank you to all of you that are reading regularly at home. Whilst we endeavour to hear children read as often as possible, if your child has not had chance to change their book, then please feel free to do so yourself before or after school. Spellings are given out every Wednesday ready for a test the following Monday. Again, please try to support your child in learning these as it impacts on their reading & writing attainment. 

Please make sure your child has their reading book and reading record diary in school daily. Our red, school reading folders are much easier to accommodate in the classroom than large rucksacks so where possible please encourage your child to bring one of these if they have one. 

Science
Each half term your child will be working on specific science targets that go with their current unit of work. Our science targets this half term are:

Targets

Can I classify living things and things which have never been alive?

Can I explore local habitats and microhabitats?

How well can I describe how a habitat provides for the creature living there?

Homework
Homework will always be set on a Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. Homework should be completed in pencil and should be of an acceptable standard.

Homework some weeks will be set online. If your child doesn’t have internet access or you are unsure of your child’s login details please get in touch.

The paper based maths activity may be a page in your child’s own maths book or sometimes a worksheet. The paper based English activity will be something like a grammar exercise, punctuation activity or something linked to a genre like finding out facts ready to write a report.

Homework Timetable:

Week beginning

 

3.9

Maths –worksheet activity

Spellings

10.9

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

17.9

Maths –worksheet activity

Spellings

24.9

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

1.10

Maths –worksheet activity

Spellings

8.10

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

15.10

Maths –worksheet activity

Spellings

22.10

Topic based homework

Spellings

Occasionally some children may bring home some extra work from the homework outlined above. This may be because they are working in an intervention group and need some extra practice at something or it may simply be that your child needs a little extra work on something they have not understood.

Further information:
Our P.E lessons will be Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon. Please can you ensure your child has their P.E kit in school on these days as we have limited spare kit? Please send PE kits in a drawstring bag where possible, as large rucksacks are very difficult to store in the limited space in our cloakrooms. Children should also not be wearing any jewellery on PE days. If your child is not able to take their earrings out you must send them to school with earrings taped up on these days or children should have their own tape with them that they can put on themselves.

I hope you have found this letter informative. If you have any questions about any of the above or any other queries please do not hesitate in coming and speaking to us.

Thank you
Miss Ireland and Miss Edwards
Y2 Class Teachers

Autumn Term Topic Web: Scotland!

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