Teacher: Miss Janson
TA's: Mrs Veal and Mrs Groom
Welcome to the S(pace)pring term!
I hope you all have had an amazing holiday and are ready for an exciting term ahead:
The Spring term's topic is SPACE and the children will be learning via an enquiry based approach. This first half term our enquiry question is
'What was the 'Space Race' and who won?'
We will focus on the history of space travel and significant historical individuals such as Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin, Laika and Tim Peake to name a few... In art we will paint some water colour planets, in D&T we will build a rocket and we will also link our English lessons to our SPACE topic! I cannot wait!
Oh, and check out our fun space-themed role play area!
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 SPACE topic and will be a narrative and an explanation text. The narrative will be based on the book 'Toys in Space' by the amazing Mini Grey, and our explanation text will challenge us to go through how a rocket travels to outer space.
To start this term’s maths, we will continue to learn about 2D and 3D shapes before moving onto money and finally multiplication and division towards the end of the term.
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.
- 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 BACK 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.