I must start by saying ‘Happy New Year’ and thank you again for my Christmas presents. Thank you also for the Christmas wishes and particularly the thank you messages included with the presents and cards.
I have uploaded this term’s curriculum coverage map (below) and have given a brief outline of what is covered in each subject and included any information that could be helpful. Please bear in mind that the objectives will be differentiated to meet the needs of children at their various stages of development / learning.
End of KS1 Tests
Over the term I will be doing practise test papers in reading and maths in preparation for the Year 2 tests in May. Experience tells me that understanding what questions want them to do / show that they know is vital before answering any question, regardless of which subject is being tested. The focus of all group reading sessions will be completing old Year 2 reading comprehension tests and I will be including a test type question in every maths lesson. Practising test techniques is also very important before May.
Both our P.E lessons are outside each week for the whole term (2-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Please make sure that your child has a warm outdoor P.E kit because we will be going outside even in the coldest temperatures.
Spelling Books and Times tables
I am sending home spelling books tonight with updated lists of spellings taken from the children’s written work. Please spend some time each week going through these. The number of children getting more than ½ correct has dropped from 100% in test 1 to 75% in the tests before Christmas.
I am also sending home a letter about the multiplication test and an individual times table target for each child.
Pringles tubes please!
I need lots of Pringle tubes (at least one per child) for our topic this term (see curriculum map) so for the Pringle lovers amongst you … treat yourself to a few extra tubes please! Thank you!
If you have any questions about any of this information or concerns about your child, please don’t hesitate to pop in and see me.
Wishing you and your children a happy and successful term
Mr. J.A. Smith (Class Teacher)
Stuck with what to read? Take a look at the link below for some book ideas which are suitable for your year group.
Reading prompts/questions can be accessed using the link below.