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Image result for Spring TermWelcome Back and Happy New Year!! 

Hello there!!  I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas with lots of special family time.  Thank you so much for all of your generous gifts and kind wishes.  Well, what an exciting term we have ahead of us!!  Not only do we have our residential visit to Burwardsley, we also have educational visits linked into our topic and swimming lessons which will begin in February.  It really is going to be a busy and memorable term, I can't wait!!

On this page you will find lots of information, events and news about the class, our topics and most importantly the wonderful work we produce! You will also find important information about our daily routines, homework and dates for your diaries. 

If you have any concerns, questions or worries please feel free to pop in and see me, either before or after school or you can leave a message via email, phone or in the class message book located in the school office. My door is always open.

Warmest Regards,

Mrs King

Please click here to view this year's curriculum map!

Our New Topic for the Spring Term is...

                           The Great Fire of London

 

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Our Spring term topic focuses on the events which took place in London in 1666!  We will be transported back in time to discover where, when and how the fire started.   

The people of London, who had managed to survive the Great Plague in 1665, must have thought that the year 1666 could only be better, and couldn’t possibly be worse!

Poor souls… they could not have imagined the new disaster that was to befall them in 1666!!

As part of our Mantle of the Expert focus,  the children will become expert historians as they discover how the fire started and will also become safety experts as they investigate how to prevent fire in their own settings.

Image result for Great Fire of London books  In English, we will be looking at a variety of texts, fiction and non-fiction.   The children will be writing narratives in role as a character from the event.  Alongside this, we will be looking at diary entries, poetry, recounts and information texts.

 

 

 

As always, we will make sure that Maths is threaded through our topic to make the children's learning meaningful and real.  Our main focus of learning in Maths is multiplication and division this term.

 

Our topic will be mainly history based, where we will look at  life in 1666 compared to present day. The children will become expert at discovering why the fire spread so easily and how much more developed our fire service is today.  I have planned a trip to a local fire station, details will be sent out soon. 

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In Art and DT, we will sketch images of the great fire and create our own bakery, similar to that in Pudding Lane. 

In PE, our focus will be dance and gymnastics.  The children will develop their own fire dance routines, which we will hopefully display at our parents' assembly.

In Science, we will be looking at animals and their habitats.  Linking in with our topic, we will look at keeping animals safe from fire!

 

In computing, the children will be using the internet for research purposes, creating presentations and designing their own fire safety posters.Image result for keeping animal safe from fire

 

 

 

 

 

I am really looking forward to learning alongside the children!

 

 

Who is our secret author?!!

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Clue  He liked to write stories about apes and monkeys!!:  If you think you know who our author is, let me know.  It could be worth some pond points!!

 

 

Embedded Calendar

Reading

During the week, all children take part in guided reading sessions both as a whole class and individually. Within these sessions we read a variety of extracts and chapters from stories. These sessions aim to develop word recognition, inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read. 

There are also opportunities for the children to develop their love of reading during quiet reading sessions

In KS1 we strongly encourage parents/guardians to read at least 3 times a week and record a short comment in thier child''s reading diary about that reading session.

PE

In Year Two our PE sessions are on a Monday afternoon, and also on a Thursday morning. Our focus will be on dance and gymnastics skills this term.  Swimming lessons will be on Wednesday mornings and commence on 27th February.

Although our sessions are scheduled for these days, it is not uncommon for those to change due to other events in school so it is vital that all children have their kits in school on Monday and remain in school until the weekend. 

During the winter months, it is advisable for the children to bring warm clothes such as tracksuit bottoms as sessions will continue outside where possible.

Homework

Homework is given on a two weekly rota. One week, English is sent home and the following week, Maths is sent home. It is given on a Friday and due in the following Friday. Please try to ensure that homework is brought in by the due date so it can be checked and prepared for the following week.

Learning Logs are sent home each half term.

Spellings are sent home weekly on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via the message book or at the door and I will do my best to resolve the issue

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