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Welcome to Infants!

 

This term our PE sessions continue to be on Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times, including daps. Our PE kit consists of royal blue shorts, a yellow t-shirt and daps.

 

Spellings for Years 1 and 2 will be given weekly on Fridays and tested the following Friday. There will continue to be a weekly maths or literacy activity based on the learning being covered in class.


The children will be learning the following this term:
 

LITERACY

The children will be reading, analysing and experimenting with writing using the following themes:

  • Instructions - Children will write instructions using a stimulus of a map of Fairy-Tale Land.

  • Fiction - Stories from different cultures.

  • Poetry

 

Author and Poet for the term:

  • Oliver Jeffers
  • Roger McGough


MATHEMATICS

The children will be covering the following areas during the term:

  • Geometry

  • Time

  • Money

  • Multiplication and Division

  • Length and Height

 

SCIENCE

Key Questions:

  • What is magnetism?
  • How can we keep food fresh on an expedition?
  • How can we make a torch?
  • Which objects float or sink?


TOPIC

Explorers


RE

The children will be exploring a unit of work on:

  • Why is Jesus important?


MUSIC

The children will be learning about:

  • Exploring Duration

  • What's the Score?

 

With a focus on:

  • The Magic Travel Machine

  • The Owl and the Pussycat

 

DT and ART

Art

  • Working with clay - clay pots

 

Textiles

  • Making a bag for an expedition

 

PSED

The children will be covering:

  • Going for goals

  • Good to be me

 

PE

The children will be involved in:

  • Gymnastics

  • Games

 

GEOGRAPHY

Key theme: Countries, Cities and Islands

  • Exploring the Arctic

 

COMPUTING

The children will be developing their skills through:

  • E-Safety

  • Programming

  • Technology in our lives


Core Task
The year 1 and 2 children are required to do one Core Task for each term and need to give it in to the class teacher on the specified day. The suggested tasks are for the children to do at any time during the half term and are intended to support, broaden and extend their learning of our class topic.

 

Year 1 and 2 children are required to hand in their core task on Monday 19th February 2018.

 

This task is sent out early in the term to ensure all the children complete their tasks on time. A class session is set aside for the sharing of this work. There are also optional activities that your children may like to try. They can be found below.

 

This term we are focusing on ‘Famous Explorers'. We will be reading stories by Oliver Jeffers and poems by Roger McGough.

 

Please could the children design and make a simple treasure map including instructions on how to find the treasure. This could be a 2D paper map or a 3D painted model, The following websites have some good ideas.

 

The following websites have some good ideas:

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Pirates-Treasure-Map-for-Children

http://www.creativekidsathome.com/activities/activity_105.shtml

https://www.amotherthing.com/how-to-create-a-childrens-treasure-map/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/explore/pirate-treasure-maps/?lp=true

 

These will be shared during the first week back after half term and will form part of a display in the classroom.

 

These suggested tasks are activities the children could do at home at any time in addition to their core task, and are intended to support, broaden and extend their learning of our class topic.

 

  • Write an explorers diary of a place you visit with your family.

  • Draw a suitcase containing clothes for a cold journey.

  • Find out about your favourite explorer.

 

Look at these websites:

 

RAINBOW TARGETS
The Infant Class has Rainbow Targets each term for Writing and Maths which are focused on developing a different aspect of the subject. The targets are organised from red (easiest) to violet with each colour of the rainbow identifying the next step in learning for a skill, and therefore ensures all ability levels in the class can move their learning forward.  Your child is not given a particular colour to aim for, but is encouraged to extend their own learning by challenging how high they can reach.


HOMEWORK TIMETABLE

 
Year Group Time per week Literacy Maths Topic
Reception  
1 hour per week
Phonic sounds/CVC Flicker Books/Reading Books/ Red Words    
Year 1 Spellings
Reading
  Core Task-
one per term
Year 2 Spellings
Reading
Maths Core Task-
one per term
Year 3  
1.5 hours per week
Spellings with a task
Reading
Written Maths Task Core Task-
one per term
Year 4 Spellings with a task
Reading
Written Maths Task Core Task-
one per term
 

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