In our class we are taught by our teacher Mrs Gardiner and supported by Mrs London and Miss Bayman. On a Tuesday, Mrs Butler teaches us.
Have a look at the amazing things we have been getting up to when learning from home:
In Pears Class during the Summer Term we are looking at our project ‘We are Explorers’ and will be unpicking the provocation ‘Africa is a poor continent’. We will enjoy learning about history and geography based topics including comparing the UK to Africa, learning about continents and oceans, developing map reading skills, looking at influential African people like Nelson Mandela and Mo Farrah and creating a Final Flourish to support the WaterAid Charity.
In Maths children will deepen their understanding of the four operations alongside learning about different areas of measurement and fractions. We will complete lots of practical learning opportunities including taking part in ‘teach active’ lessons to keep our bodies moving whilst calculating! We will also use Times Tables Rock Stars to help children increase their fluency with times tables.
Children in Pears Class will have exposure to a range of fabulous texts in Year 1/2 including ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne and we will also be using the movie ‘The Lion King’ as a stimulus to our learning.
RE and Computing will continue to be taught every Tuesday afternoon by Mrs Butler alongside EGPS (English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and Times Tables.
Next term in PE, Pears Class will be learning the skills needed to complete athletic games, tennis and kwik cricket. PE days will remain on a Monday and a Thursday, but in the summer term we will try to go on the field as much as possible, so please ensure your child’s PE kit remains at school throughout the week. Your child should also bring a sun hat and a water bottle to ensure they are hydrated.
Next term in Pears Class, we will be looking at our We are Scientists provocation which is ‘Fairytale characters have always got it wrong!’. Through this project we will work together to learn about properties of materials including looking at whether Little Red Riding Hood had the most waterproof coat or how the Gingerbread Man could have been made stronger with different ingredients!
In Maths the children will deepen their understanding of number and place value. We will complete lots of practical learning opportunities including taking part in ‘teach active’ lessons to keep our bodies moving whilst calculating! We will also use Times Tables Rock Stars to help children increase their fluency with times tables when they are in Year 2.
Children in Pears Class will have exposure to a range of fabulous texts including ‘Bloom’ by Anne Booth. This will be our main text for our first few weeks back and is a fantastic book about kindness. We will also enjoy reading a series of different fairytales together which link closely to our provocation.
As Mrs Mitchell will be teaching in Pears Class on a Thursday and Friday during the term, she will teach the children RE and Computing during these afternoons.
In PE, Pears Class will be learning the skills needed to learn multi-skills games, dance and gymnastics. PE days will be on a Monday (with Mr R) and a Friday (with Mrs Mitchell) and on these days your child should arrive at school already in their PE kits, please. We also love Yoga in Pears Class and regularly take time to be mindful whilst strengthening our bodies. We enjoy using Cosmic Yoga to help us with these skills.
Reading books will be sent home regularly to support the teaching of reading in school; please help your child to be a successful reader by practising reading on a daily basis when possible. (Little but often is good!) We will be completing guided reading in school separate to home/ school reading books; therefore, progress through the reading scheme will be dependent mostly on how much they read out of school. If your child reads for five consecutive days at home, they will be rewarded with a ‘Reading Raffle’ ticket and have a chance at winning a prize! All children have a reading chart. Please remember to issue a sticker each time they read at home. There are prizes for every reading chart completed throughout the year.
Read, Write Inc. spelling and phonics books are dated and sent home each Friday, should you wish to help your child with that particular rule or sound at home.
As part of our school policy, children are encouraged to ‘Enjoy Learning Together at Home’ and learning opportunity grids can be found at the front of each learning log orange coloured book. These will be updated termly on the website for you to be able to download. The grids include a list of suggested ways that you may choose to support your child at home. Updates will be made each term and put on the Pears website page for your information. TTRockstars log in details can also be found stuck in the front of the learning logs. There is no requirement to bring these books into school, but if your child would like to share what they have done at home they may do this on a Friday afternoon.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything you are unsure about.
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