Welcome to Caterpillar class

Our topic this term is Starry Nights!

This term we will be learning all about our starry skies and night time. We are looking forward to learning about many different things including nocturnal animals and their habitats, Guy Fawkes night, Autumn, Neil Armstrong and space! We will also be learning about Diwali, Remembrance Day and of course…Christmas!

This term we will be practising our ball skills and PE will take place (weather permitting) outside. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school, including tracksuit bottoms and socks as it is starting to become a little chilly.

 

Please find below the link to our Curriculum Overview:

Key Stage One Curriculum Overview 18 -19

 

Phonics

Please view the video below for an introduction to the Phase 2 sounds that reception will be learning and their matching actions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVyry9jpVjI

Class Dojo

This year we will be using Class Dojo to keep you connected with your child’s learning and upcoming events. You have been given a letter with your child’s code to join our class page. All you need to do is download the App and register as a parent (instructions are on the letter).

We encourage you to upload your own photographs of home learning and any experiences you would like to share with us and the rest of the class.

If you’re having trouble getting connected or have any questions then please feel free to pop in and ask.

 

Reading

Read with your child as often as you can but a minimum of 4 times a week. Please sign your child’s reading record when you have read and we will change their reading book.

If your child is in Reception, now is a great time to set up or continue your reading routine and enjoy sharing a book together.

Stuck for a good book? Take a look at the top 100 books for KS1 below…

100 Books KS1 1

100 Books KS1 2

100 Books KS1 3

100 Books KS1 4

100 Books KS1 5

 

Spellings – Year 1 and 2 only

Spelling tests for Year 1 and year 2 will take place every Tuesday. New spellings will be added to their spelling homework books.The children will be taught these spellings each week in school but should continue to practise at home. Each of the spelling lists contain a particular spelling pattern included in the Year 1 and 2 National Curriculum.They will also include a number of common exception words.

 

Times tables  – Year 2 only

Times table tests will begin after Christmas.