Year 1 and 2
Welcome to Class McGough
What a great start this Autumn term- let’s keep up the hard work throughout Spring!
In our class we have our teacher Miss McGough and our wonderful teaching assistant Mrs McGuinness.
We have 27 children in our class!
This term in…
English we will begin our term by looking at Stories from Other Cultures- looking at a variety of books at the beginning but then we will focus on two well written meaningful books from Africa- Lila and the Secret of Rain and Handa’s Surprise. In Spring 2 we will once again be studying the wonderful writing of Julia Donaldson with Superworm and The Magic Paintbrush- two very different but undeniably Donaldson books. We will be doing lots of work with our reading building on our skills of Retrieval and Prediction. Our Year 2’s will be looking at lots of inference work! Our Phonics this term will mainly revolve around Phase 5 Phonics- let’s learn all of those exciting new sounds!
Maths we are looking at Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Time and Money. We are enjoying practicing our ‘Rock Star’ tables; trying to improve our speed with our times tables. It is our aim to become more proficient / fluent at applying our maths skills in problem solving and mathematical reasoning.
Science we will be covering Materials in great depth this term. We will be carrying out lots of investigations!
In Geography and History we will be exploring Homes of the past and present and looking at different household items throughout time. We will be working on our skills of chronology and recognising similarities and differences.
Reading – Each child has an individual reading book and reading record. Reading of any type is very important as we only become good writers if we are good readers! – Please encourage regular reading. We have just introduced a new reading process into school ‘Accelerated Reader’. Children are given a book at their reading level. When complete, children complete a quiz about the book. This will encourage children to read for understanding.
- P.E will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that children have their P.E kits in school and that all items of clothing are labelled.
- Toast or a snack will be available each morning before first break. If you would like your child to receive this the cost will be £1.00 a week.
- Any letters which need to be returned can be placed in your child’s book bag and we will encourage children to check them before registration.
- Spelling will be given out on a Monday and practiced thoroughly within class time as well as sending them home! Our test is on a Friday.