Hello and Welcome to Class 2
Class 2 is made up of Year 1 pupils.
Our Class Teachers are:
Welcome to the Autumn Term at Burnhope Primary School. I am delighted to be working with your children again this year.
There are many changes for the children in Year One as they have moved from the Early Years curriculum and I want to take this opportunity to update you on those things.
The children in Year One this year will take part in Forest Schools on a Monday afternoon and will therefore require wellies and a suitable coat every week. As well as Forest School the children visit our school library every Monday, they all have already received their first book. Please can these books be returned to school each week for the children to exchange.
Reading is an important part of the Year One curriculum and because of this I ask if all parents can ensure that their child brings their reading book and reading record into school every day.
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 Friday 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 a Monday.
On a final note, the children are now allowed to bring a water bottle into school to drink during the day; however we ask that it is purely water and not juice.
Our new History Learning Challenge question, which we will explore during the first half term, is: ‘What has changed since my grandparents were young?’ We will be looking at the 60s and 70s and the way in which times have changed. We will be designing and creating some fabulous 60s outfits! If you have any items you would be willing to share with the class we’d love to see them.
Following half term, our Geography learning challenge question will be; ‘Where do and did the wheels on the bus go?’ This will include looking at Burnhope during the past and present and looking at the similarities and differences we can see.
During the first half term our Science learning challenge is: ‘Why are humans not like Tigers?’ We will be learning about the human body and what we need to do to take care of our pets. Our second half term Science learning challenge is, ‘Why does it get dark earlier in winter?’ As part of this we will be looking at the world and the different seasons.
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 BeeBots.
The children will be learning about place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, money, measurement and problem solving.
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 will also be reading Roald Dahl novels as we celebrate Roald Dahl Day on the 15th September. Year 1 are reading George’s Marvellous Medicine!
In RE lessons we will begin by looking at the features of a church, followed by a visit to a church. After half term we will be looking at ‘How and why light is important at Christmas?’
In PE we will be playing different games with Antony!
Harvest Festival- Thursday 19th October at 1.30pm. All food donations received will go to the Durham Food bank.
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