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.
In Pears Class during the Spring Term we are looking at our project ‘We are Artists’ and will be unpicking the provocation ‘There is no point in recycling’. We will enjoy learning about art and music based topics including designing and making woodland inspired instruments from recyclable, natural materials and making sculptures based on the works of famous artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Eva Rothschild and Marc Quinn which include items which we’d usually class as ‘throw away’ or ‘disposable’. We will also be going on a school trip linking into our project – so watch this space!
In Maths children will deepen their understanding of the four operations alongside learning about statistics, geometry, 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 ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and ‘Pigsticks and Harold in the mysterious case of the Tuptown thief’ by Alex Milway. This will allow lots of opportunities for creative writing and independent 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.
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 ELTaH orange coloured book and these will be updated termly on the website for you to be able to download. These 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 ELTaH books.
PE this term will be on a Monday and Thursday. On a Thursday, Mr R will lead Multi-skills and Games involving throwing and catching for Pears Class and on a Monday children will be learning about Gymnastics (also using apparatus) and Dance. Please ensure you child has the correct PE kit in school on these days. In addition to uniform PE kit, they will need a pair of warm black jogging bottoms and outdoor trainers as we will still attempt to go outside even in the cooler weather. 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.
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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