Our topic for Autumn 2 is:
Our topic will allow us to look at the different stars in the sky and the different seasons we have during the year. Additionally we can look into seasons in different countries.
This half term we will be looking at writing based on persuasion and the different seasons. This will give the children an understanding that writing can be used for different purposes. We will also be looking at using our senses to write poetry based around the change of weather and seasons. We will also be looking at stories based around our topic and writing a set of instructions.
We will be focussing on the spelling patterns that the children will be bringing home as spellings. As well as any sounds the children are struggling with. Please continue to practise these at home ready for the spelling test on a Wednesday morning. A list of the common exception words will be given out at the parents meetings as well to give you an idea of what is expected of Year 1/2 spellings.
This half term children will be focusing on the following areas of mathematics:
· Number: Addition and Subtraction
· Measure: Money
· Number: Multiplication
· Reasoning and Problem Solving
Children will be taught to:
· Mix black and white to a colour to change shades and tones of the colour.
· Looking at an artist and how we can recreate their work using different brushes strokes.
Our focus this half term will be on looking at the changes in the seasons and how it affects our weather, plants and animals.
As well as looking at how our seasons affect our weather we will be looking at different countries and how it may be different there, as well as how they celebrate Christmas. Additionally we will look at the stars from different countries including the northern lights.
In our PE lessons we are going to focus on dance. We will look at how we can use and move our bodies in different ways to create dance movements at different speeds and levels.
RE AND MUSIC
RE and music will be covered by Mrs Powell-Thomas on Monday afternoons.
READING AND PHONICS
Children will continue to bring a reading book home every night. Please sign and date the reading diary as you hear your child read. Reading has a great impact on your child’s learning therefore we recommend little and often as being the key to reading success.
Each time your child reads at home, he/she is entered into our class reading raffle which is selected at random on Friday afternoons. We will check reading diaries every morning but if you have a question or concern about your child’s reading please come and see us.
Even if your child has not had time to read at home, please make sure you bring their book and diary in each day as this means we can read with them in school.
Home Learning Activities - Autumn 2 Starry Night
Date due: Thursday 21st December 2017 (or any time before)
Can you research and create a poster to explain what animals hibernate in the winter and why?
Make a class rules poster on how we can be safe on the internet.
Collect objects (eg. leaves, sticks, etc.) to create an autumn/winter picture.
Can you create your own autumn leaf wreath and write a set of instructions to explain how you made it.
Using anything you want, create a model of how the trees change through the different seasons.
Write a recount of something you have done over the weekend that is to do with autumn/winter (eg. a walk over the hills collecting pine cones, a trip to a Christmas market etc.)
Find a poem about the stars in the sky, or a starry night. Bring it in to read to the class and explain to us why you like it.
Create your own version of money. What would it look like? How much would it be worth?
Please try to do at least two of the above. Share your home learning with us! Bring items, pictures or photos into school and we will share them during show and tell on Friday afternoons. All home learning is celebrated with the class and put on display. Happy home learning!