Hello and Welcome to Class 2
Class 2 is made up of Year 1 pupils.
Our Class Teachers are:
Welcome to the Spring Term at Burnhope Primary School and Happy New Year to you all.
I just want to take this opportunity to inform and remind you all of the equipment your children will need throughout this term.
The children in Year One this term will continue to visit our school library every Monday. Please can these books be returned to school each week for the children to exchange.
On Tuesdays every child in Year One completes a PE lesson and will need a PE kit (white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls/trainers) for both the indoor and outdoor environment.
On Fridays most children will be bringing home spellings to learn as well as weekly homework. We ask please that homework is completed and returned to school by the following Friday, and that spellings are learnt for the children’s test on Mondays.
Reading is an important part of the Year One curriculum and because of this I ask all parents to continue to ensure that their child is reading at home as often as possible and that they bring their reading books and reading record into school every day.
Pupils are expected to read three times a week at home and have their planner signed by an adult. There are incentives (reading raffle and stickers) for those who read regularly.
On a final note, can I please ask that the children bring a spare pair of socks into school in case they are needed after wearing wellies for their OPAL play time.
Our new History and Geography Learning Challenge question, which we will explore during the first half term, is: ‘Where do, and did, the wheels on the bus go?’ We will be looking at Burnhope and how it has changed over the years. The children will be looking at transport and will begin to design their own method of transport.
During the first half term our Science Learning Challenge is: ‘Which materials should the Three Little Pigs have used to build their house?’ We will be learning about different types of materials and which materials are fit for different purposes. Scientific and mathematical skills will be developed through a range of activities when exploring the topic.
Scientific and mathematical skills will be developed through a range of activities when exploring the topic.
We will use ICT to research information for our topic, carry out data handling tasks, as well as learning about coding when using the Bee-Bots app.
The children will be learning about place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, money, measurement and problem solving. This term the children will begin to look at numbers beyond 20. Any counting activities that can be done at home would be greatly appreciated.
During this term we will be working on our reading skills using our Read, Write Inc programme. We are using our story telling and acting skills this half term as part of our Talk 4 Writing to help us to remember and rewrite some stories. We have begun reading a non-fiction piece about Owls and will shortly be moving on to reading a wonderful story called Dear Greenpeace.
In RE lessons we are beginning to learn why Christians believe Jesus is the light of the world.
In PE we will be playing different team games with Antony!
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