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Welcome to Wrekin Class!

Teacher: Miss Janson

TA's: Mrs Veal and Mr Hubbard

Welcome to a brand new school year!

I hope you all have had an amazing but restful summer as we have an exciting term ahead:

The Autumn term's topic is WW1 and the children will be learning via an enquiry based approach. This first half term our enquiry question is

'Why do we wear poppies to remember?'

 

We will begin our topic by looking at when WW1 started, why it started and who was involved? From there we will look at comparing life now to life in the early 1900's, explore women's role in WW1, learn about who Edith Cavell was, and much much more. We even have our very own war bunker in the classroom to help us really get a better understanding of life in the trenches! 

 

English

Our English lessons are always linked to a specific genre. At the start of the block of lessons on that genre, you will complete a ‘have a go' write so I can find out what you already know or have remembered from previous year groups. You will then learn how to write using that genre to a year 2 standard. Towards the end of the block of learning you will complete a ‘learn as you go’ write where we put together everything you have learnt into one piece of work with the support from me, the teacher. We will together edit and improve the text using a success criteria for that specific genre and finally, you complete your ‘show what you know’ write independently!

 

Don’t forget to look at the English section of our website to see if you have featured on the ‘Writer of the Week’ page!

The genres we will be covering this term are linked to our WW1 topic and will be a narrative and a letter. The narrative will be based on the book 'The Little Hen and the Great War' by Jennifer Beck, and to help us write a letter pretending to be a soldier in the trenches, we will take inspiration from In Flanders Fields by Norman Jorgensen.

 

Maths

To start this term’s maths, we will start to look at place value including hundreds. We will count, compare, partition, practise writing numbers in words, use number lines and compare numbers and objects! 

After this we will move on to cover addition and subtraction, shapes and money before Christmas! 

 

The children will frequently be presented with a challenge or a problem solving activity, linked to the lesson, that aims to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. These problems will link to the seven important problem solving skills; trial and improvement, working systematically, pattern spotting, working backwards, reasoning logically, visualising and conjecturing.

 

Don't forget!

  • Reading book and home link book (every day). This will ensure you and your child do not miss any key information stuck in the books.
  • PE is on Mondays and Thursdays - children will need to bring in their full PE kit at the beginning of term. It must then stay in school until the end of term. A full PE kit includes; a white t-shirt, black or blue shorts or trousers and trainers or pumps
  • Forest school is every other Tuesday (alternating groups). All children will need to bring a forest school kit into school that consists of clothes, waterproofs and shoes/wellies, that you do not mind getting mucky, on their day of forest school. Please see their home link books for the dates of these sessions.
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