Y1/2: Mr Murphy 2020 - 2021

Mr Murphy

It's the final half term! How quickly this topsy-turvy year has gone!

It is great to see you all back and so enthusiastic for lots of outdoor learning if the weather is kind to us!  Thank you for all of the research you've done on bears.  You've done a great job of using these facts in our literacy lessons to create interesting non-chronological reports.

So what has the rest of the term got in store for us?

As you already know, our new topic this half term is Our Local Area.  We will be learning about Saughall village and will be creating and using maps to navigate, making use of symbols and keys.

Foundation Topics

In Science, we will be using our school grounds to learn about plants and what they need to grow. We will be using this as a stimulus for our Art projects too!

In Music, we will be exploring vocal patterns and notations as we study 'Ourselves'.

In ICT, we will be learning about Digital Footprints and how to keep ourselves and our personal information safe when we're online.

In SRE, the Year 1s will be looking at how we grow and how to care for ourselves.  The Year 2s will be looking at the differences between girls and boys.

We are continually looking at keeping healthy and we will have a dedicated Healthy Week, starting on Monday 14th June, during which we will be thinking about healthy diets, sun awareness and safety, the effects of exercise on our body (especially during our Race For Life on Friday 18th June), and our Multi-Skills Festival in June.

Reading

Remember, we are now sending reading books home on a Tuesday and they must be returned only on a Friday. This is to ensure that the books are quarantined for 72 hours before being returned a central location for the children to choose a new book.

You can still use Oxford Owl at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ online for additional books. Here you will find books grouped by the different colours according to your child's reading level. No reading records need filling in at present.

We will inform you when reading records are in use again.

PE

In PE this term, we will be continuing with multiskills in our outdoor PE session and we are focusing on fitness, again outdoors, in our other session. 

We will be doing throwing & catching skills/dodgeball on Mondays and running & fitness on Fridays.

Your child must now attend school in their school uniform everyday. They are to bring a PE kit in a small bag, to be kept in school for the week. This may be taken home on the Friday to be washed. The children are doing very well with getting changed, considering that they have not had to do so (in school at least) for over a year. Thank you for your support at home with this and for encouraging them to dress and undress themselves; it's a great help.

Children can wear their white shorts and navy PE t-shirt but we still suggest that tracksuit bottoms are included in PE kits just in case the weather gets a bit chilly.

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Homework

We will start sending homework home from next week on a Tuesday with reading books and spellings.  We would ask that all of this is returned by Friday.  Spelling sheets may be kept at home.  Only maths sheets and reading books need to be returned to school each Friday.

We are continually reviewing this and will update you of any changes when they are made.

Water Bottles

Please remember that children need a full water bottle every day and we will send them home every night for a wash and refill.  As the weather warms up you may want to send a sun hat for your child to wear and please apply sun cream before your child comes to school.

Coats/bags

Your child will need a coat in school at all times as we will be doing as much as we can outside.

No bags, apart from lunch bags and PE bags, are needed in school at present.

Things to do at home

Children in Year 2 have been given Times Tables Rockstars logins.  

Log-in here: https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/23174 

All children have a login for Letterjoin to practise their letter formation at home.  

Log-in here: https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/log-in.html 

All children also have their own login for Spelling Shed to practise the spelling of Common Exception Words and to apply their phonics skills.

Log-in here: https://www.edshed.com/en-us/login 

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