Can you believe we're this far into the year already and what a year it's been so far!
Coming up this half term we will be focusing very much on our history topic Let's Explore, learning about and comparing the explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. In English, we will be continuing the explorers theme with the texts 'Curiosity The story of the Mars Rover' and 'Christopher Columbus (History Heroes)'. In science ,we are investigating and classifying animals using the terms mammal, fish, reptile and bird along with carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. Throughout May the Year 2 SATs tests will be taking place, we will keep you updated but if you have any questions please see the letter below or get in touch with us.
Please don't worry if you feel your child is behind following the lockdowns of the last 18 months, all children across the country are in exactly the same position and we are planning and delivering our teaching to support all children making sure that no-one is left behind. If you have any questions please get in touch with us.
Royal Britain - trip to Tamworth Castle
Children Then and Now -
Let’s Go on Safari - visit from The Animal Man and an African drummer
Let’s Explore - trip TBA
Around the World - visit TBA
* Trips and visitors are subject to change, details will be sent with as much notice as possible.
Scroll down for home learning in case of Covid self isolation and copies of letters/information sent home along with links to individual teacher's class pages where you will find class timetables, regular updates and other important information.
Phonics in KS1
Phonics is taught in mixed ability classes following the Little Wandle programme of teaching. There are five lessons per week and levelled phonics reading books will be sent home.
At the and of Year 1, children will be assessed on their phonics knowledge, for the current Y2s who missed last years phonics check, this will take place after the October half term. If you have any questions about this please come in and talk to us, more information will be sent out as we approach the phonics check.