Owls – Parent Letter: Term 2

Dear Parents/Carers of Owls,


I hope you had a fun and restful half term.
This term we will be learning all about Toys! In addition, we will also be doing lots of play practice in preparation for our nativity with the Year 2 children.


Literacy: We will continue to use Talk for Writing in our literacy lessons. Talk for Writing is a fun approach to Literacy, which enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes within different subjects. This term we will be re-writing the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes, however, the children will be changing the story slightly by using their favourite teddy as the main character instead!


Maths: Our focus this term is Addition and Subtraction within 10 and a week-long unit on 2D shapes. We will be carrying out lots of practical activities to support our Maths learning which is heavily centred around understanding and using part part whole models.


Science: This term we will be learning all about everyday materials. We will be able to link our science lessons nicely with our topic of toys but examining the materials of different toys, including those of the past and current toys. Throughout this term we will be carrying out lots of experiments, involving melting, waterproof materials, and absorbent materials.


DT: The children will be making a moving story book in DT with Mrs Purver on a Friday. Finally, as the term progresses we will be carrying out lots of fun Christmas craft!


R.E: The theme for this term is ‘Understanding Christianity’. During the second week of term, the school will also be participating in a focus week about Sikhism.


History: Our history learning will be focused on toys, past and present. We will be comparing the toys of today with toys of the past, particularly toys from the Victorian period.


Computing: This term the children will be learning how to code using Purple Mash with Mr O’Neon on a Friday.


PSHE: This term we will be thinking about our families and friends, as well as how they can differ from one another.


Home Learning: Thank you for all your support in Term 1 with Home Learning. A new homework grid will be sent out on Friday. Please continue to hand in books by Tuesday for them to be looked at, they will be sent back out every Friday. Your child is welcome to decorate their Home Learning book however they wish. Please also take a look at the spellings at the back of the book.


Reading at School: Now that the first term is over, a member of Owls staff will listen to your child read at least once a week. Please continue to read daily with your child at home. We will check record books daily and books will be changed once they have been read through twice. Reading a book repeatedly will support your child’s understanding of a text. The more they engage with a story, the more they take away from it. It also allows your child to go over any difficult words they previously could not read. Please note: if there is a special event going on in the afternoon, we will not be able to read that day. Below is the timetable for reading, but please ensure books and reading record books are sent in every day.

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REMINDERS:
– P.E is on a Friday; the children need to wear their kit to school every Friday.
– Please remember to read daily with your child and record any engagement of reading at home in their reading record books.
– Your child must be sent into school every day with their blazer and school headwear (caps/berets). – Please ensure all uniform is labelled clearly.
– Please remember to bring a water bottle in every day.

-It would be a great help if you could practise your child’s nativity lines with them at home (if they have any).

If there are any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.
Best Wishes,

Miss Philpott

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