Class 2 2017-2018
Class 2 is made up of Year 1 pupils.
Our Class Teachers are:
Welcome to the Summer Term at Burnhope Primary School, can you believe we have one term to go!
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 a Tuesday 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 a Thursday every child in Year One goes swimming and will need a towel, swimming hat and of course a swimming costume for girls or trunks for boys. We have been asked to ensure the boys have shorts which are not too long (above the knee).
On Friday all of the children will be bringing home weekly homework. We ask please that homework is completed and returned to school by the following Friday.
Reading is a very important part of the Year One curriculum and this term the children will all be completing a phonics screening check. Because of this I would ask please that all parents continue to ensure that their child is reading at home as often as possible and brings their reading book and reading record into school every day.
Our new History and Geography Learning Challenge question, which we will explore during the first half term, is: ‘Who are these famous people?’ We will be looking at a number of famous astronauts including Tim Peak and what it is exactly that they do.
During the first half term our Science topic is: ‘Famous Inventors!’ We will be learning about different inventors including the man who invented Lego and why he named it Lego. The children will be exploring different types of materials and their properties.
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 (to 100), addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, measurement and problem solving. This term the children will begin to look at numbers beyond 50. 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 also now working on our writing skills in Read, Write Inc. All of the children in Year One now have a lesson suited to their reading and writing ability which means they are all in different groups. The children in blue group have just written a fantastic story about a boy named Otto who told a fib.
In RE lessons we are beginning to learn all about the religion Buddhism, the children are all very excited to learn about a different religion.
In PE we will be practising all of the events for Sports Day with Antony!
The After-school Sports Club will re-start for children in Year 1 on Tuesday 1st May, running every Tuesday from 3.15 – 4.15 pm.