Year 1 and 2
Welcome to Class McGough
Here is our Autumn Class Newsletter – Class Newsletter Autumn 2021
Welcome back to what feels like such a long time away from our classrooms!
In our class we have our teacher Miss McGough and our wonderful teaching assistant Mrs McGuinness.
We have 21 children in our class!
This term in…
In English we will begin our term by looking at Bunny loves to Read. Our bunny loves to read stories about knights and castles, dinosaurs, pirates and wizards and witches! We will be adventuring through some of Bunny’s favourite kinds of books. There will be a big focus on retelling stories, looking at adjectives and adverbs and creating our own stories. There will be a strong focus on phonics for both Year 1 and 2 trying to work towards our Phonics Screening test so any extra phonics activities done at home would be greatly appreciated.
In Maths we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division. We are enjoying practicing our Fluent in Five in Year 2 to increase our speed with mental maths. It is our aim to become more proficient / fluent at applying our math skills in problem solving and mathematical reasoning.
In Science we will be covering Animals including humans and Seasons – Autumn to Winter this term.
In Geography and History we will be exploring Our Local Area and ‘Where do I live?’. We will be practicing our map skills and our knowledge of location. We will also be looking at explorers including Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus and Captain James Cook. We will be working on our skills of chronology and recognising similarities and differences.
In Art and Design we will be focusing upon the Human Form. We will be learning how to use our sketchbooks too.
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 the school called ‘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. Only some of our Year 2 children are accessing this program.
- P.E will take place on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure that children are wearing appropriate P.E kit to school as we might be outdoors.
- 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 Tuesday and practiced thoroughly within class time as well as sending them home! Our test is on the following Tuesday.