Lemur - Miss Wells and Miss Meikle
Welcome back to the Summer term!
This term Lemur class will be taught Miss Wells and Miss Meikle. Miss Wells will lead Monday through to Wednesday and Miss Meikle will lead on a Thursday and Friday (although Miss Meikle will be in class with us all week). Lemur class will continue to be supported by Mrs Meadows.
Lemur class will also be supported by other members of staff at times including: Mr Burch (Year 1/2 teacher), Mrs Golding, Ms Edwards and Mrs Heath (Teaching assistants working across the Yr 1/2 team), Mr Calver (sports teacher), Mrs Fisher and Mrs Wilson (HLTA/ PPA cover).
Make sure that you check this page regularly as it will be updated with new information and dates and helpful links to support your child.
Key dates this term:
Key information about the school week:
Homework and Spellings will be sent home weekly - Homework will be sent out via Seesaw each Thursday (please see your child's reading record for their log in details). Spellings will be tested each Thursday.
On a Monday children will come into school wearing their full PE kit. Please ensure that this is weather appropriate.
Long hair should be tied up and any earrings should be removed or covered with tape. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own PE belongings. Please support your child to do this by ensuring that all of their clothing is fully named and by practising some of the skills needed i.e. buttons/zips/etc. at home to promote their independence.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS, PE KITS AND WATER BOTTLES: Please ensure that all children's belongings are named so that any misplaced items can be returned to your child.
Welcome to the Summer term!
This term our theme is the circus!!
This term our topic question is, 'What makes the greatest show?' Our topic will be themed around the circus!
We will read Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Singing Mermaid’ and 'Olivia saves the circus'. We will explore the characters linked to the circus, write diary entries, create persuasive posters, write the story and change aspects of the beginning, middle and ending. We will be using a 'Talk for Writing' style approach alongside 'Power of Reading' to develop language, create story maps and develop our fluency in recalling key information and vocabulary from the texts that we read.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose scheme which focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with counting forwards and backwards and in multiplies. You could help your child by practising counting to 100 forwards and backwards, as well as in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s (Year 1) and 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s (Year 2).
In each year group we will be teaching our Leiston Recovery Curriculum, focusing on number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division to equip the children with key number skills and knowledge needed to support them to progress into their next year groups. We are recapping this curriculum due to C-19 school closures.
We are learning all about plants! We will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants, find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
Routes and journeys - can a circus live by the sea? Cities, towns and villages - comparisons around the country.
Exploring various printing techniques inspired by the circus. We will be creating collagraphs to print circus images.
Food technology - exploring where food comes from.
Exploring Christianity and celebrations.
Invasion games - Hockey and football
Welcome to the Spring term!
This term will look a little different to normal as we switch to home learning and online lessons. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find lots of useful websites, games and links to support your child during this home learning period.
Our topic theme this term is: 'Jetsetters'
We will be working towards answering our underpinning question: Where in the world can exploring take you?
Below is an overview of all the exciting things that we will be covering over the Spring term!
We will be exploring the following two text over the term, The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson (Spring 1) and Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (Spring 2). We will be using a 'Talk for Writing' style approach alongside the 'Power of Reading' to develop our oracy and language skills, fluency in recalling information and develop our writing techniques.
We will be working towards writing a non-chronological report in the form of a newspaper report, linked to our text 'The Snail and the Whale'. We will be learning to feature-spot the spelling, punctuation and grammar from a good example of a newspaper report to help us write our own.
We will read stories from different cultures and use our text 'Amazing Grace' to write stories and diaries from the character's point of view.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose scheme of work with focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with counting forwards and backwards and in multiples. You could help your child by practising counting to 100 forwards and backwards, as well as in multiples of 2s/5s/10s (Also 3s for Year 2).
This term our focus for each group will be:
- 2D/3D shapes
- Tens and ones
- Number bonds to 20
- Place value/ numbers within 50.
- Continuing to count in 10's and 5's.
- 2D/3D shapes
- Introducing fractions
- Continuing to count in 10's, 5's and introducing 2's.
We will be exploring living things and their habitats, identifying whether something is dead, alive or has never been alive (Spring 1) and exploring animals, including humans (Spring 2).
We will be learning about the continents and the oceans of the world, naming them (Spring 1). We will be contrasting the differences between hot and cold countries through exploring differing landscapes and climates (Spring 2).
We will be learning about a significant figure in history - Christopher Columbus and exploring the adventures that he embarked upon.
Exploring various printing techniques to create a shared printed artwork wall.
We will start our textiles unit by weaving basket and making musical instruments that we might find across the globe.
Working towards create a talking e-book, using audio recording equipment to create sound effects.
Exploring Christianity, celebrations and belonging.
Invasion games: football (Spring 1) and hockey (Spring 2) skills.
Our Autumn term topic will be 'Kings and Queens'
We will be working towards answering our underpinning question: What does it mean to be royal?
Power of Reading/ Literacy
We will be exploring the following two texts, Halibut Jackson by David Lucas (Autumn 1) and Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin (Autumn 2). We will be using a 'Talk for Writing' style approach along side 'Power of Reading' to develop language, create story maps and develop our fluency in recalling key information and vocabulary from the texts that we read.
Autumn 1 focus:
Write an invitation to the Queen from Halibut Jackson.
Write a set of instructions for a recipe (Banquet)
Autumn 2 focus:
To use persuasive writing to inform wanted posters to hunt the Witch.
Write a diary entry from Rapunzels point of view.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose Scheme of work which focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with some sort of counting and will always include an element of reasoning. This term our focus for each year group will be:
- Focus on place value/numbers within 20 and then 50.
- Addition and subtraction with 20.
- Multiplication ( 2, 5 and 10 times tables).
- Recognising coins/ money amounts.
- Focus on place value/numbers within 100.
- Addition and subtraction with 100.
- Multiplication ( 2, 5 and 10 times tables).
Children will continue their phonics journey, practising previously taught sounds as well as learning new 'special friends' and the alternative ways of making familiar sounds. Each day the children will practise reading 'real' and 'nonsense' words as well as using their 'Fred fingers' to spell words containing the 'special friends'.
Please help your child by reading with them as often as possible and use the resources that are sent home to practise their recognition of the phonemes and special friends. Check that you are saying the sounds correctly by clicking on the pronunciation video links below:
All other subjects throughout the Autumn term:
History: We will be exploring a historical timeline of previous Kings and Queens who have ruled in our country with a particular focus on Elizabeth l as a significant figure in history.
Geography: Observing the similarities and differences between Halibut Jackson's (POR text) environment and our local area.
Science: Exploring the properties, similarities and differences between everyday materials and what they can be used for.
Computing: Exploring basic programming and commands using Bee-Bots.
PE: Invasion games
Music: 'In the groove' unit.
RE: Christianity - What does it mean to belong?
Art: Exploring painting!
Design and Technology: Food technology - making a banquet.
Below are some links to support further learning at home:
As a school we use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as a scheme to help support our teaching of children to read (Phonics), the link below will take you to the parental page of the RWI website. This will give you access to understanding how a RWI lesson is taught, what it consists of and how you can support your child.
Support your child further with Phonics:
Find free reading books at: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Support your child further with Maths: