Welcome to the Turtles Class
Turtle Class are a mixed Year 1 and 2 group. We will be taught by Miss Poole on a Monday and Tuesday and the rest of the week by Mrs Nightingale. Miss Lawes is our wonderful teaching assistant.
This term in English, we will continue our phonics and early writing skills, using Read Write Inc. All children's phonics abilities will be assessed and they will be put into appropriate groups. This will allow us to fill in any knowledge gaps.
The children who have completed the phonics programme will take part in our Talk 4 Writing and will be learning poems and looking at non-fiction texts, learning to write statement sentences and questions. We will be continuing to work hard to develop our handwriting skills, words being on the line, with spaces and towards consistent letter sizing.
In Maths, our main focus will be on Multiplication & Division and Measures this term. We will be learning about length and height, weight and capacity. We will revisit Place Value and continue to develop our recording and investigative skills.
Homework is sent out each Wednesday and due in the following Wednesday, this will alternate between Maths and English each week. Spellings will be set and checked the following week. Reading is very much encouraged every day, the children will have an opportunity to read and change books daily.
Our final topic this year is 'Spectacular Space Explorers', looking in particular at the life of British astronaut Tim Peake and his journey to becoming a space explorer. This is will be covered through History, Art, Design and Technology and Computing.
We have made a fact sheet that will be handed out at the start of the topic detailing what we will be learning.
Topic Fact Sheets can be viewed here:
Topic 4: Spectacular Space Explorers
We will also be welcoming Mrs Dudfield into class who will be teaching our Religious Education and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education).
Coach Katherine from P and E Sports will be sharing her expertise teaching ball skills and games on a Friday afternoon and Miss Poole will be teaching PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please remember to send in a named PE kit that can remain in school.
Year 2 children will be taking part in exciting outside adventures with Miss Boulton in Forest School during June and July, please remember to send in appropriate clothing.
We will also be continuing to use the online platform 'Class Dojo' this year. You will be able to see the awards your child has received for displaying school values and good effort in reading and homework. Class stories and homework set will also be posted here. This is a really good way to keep in touch with us whilst we have restrictions in place, for any concerns and questions you have.