Class 2 children will have two sessions of PE a week. This term indoor PE will take place on a Wednesday afternoon and outdoor PE will take place on a Thursday morning with Craig. In addition to this class 2 will have Dance on a Tuesday morning too; just for the first term. Children may take their PE kits home with them on a Friday but they need to be returned with them on a Monday ready for the week ahead.
If your child does not have their PE kit in school they will have to use a spare kit from the PE kit box. They will not be allowed to borrow another child's kit. If your child does not have a kit in school a note will be put in their reading diary, if they continue to forget their kit a text message will be sent home. After this it is a phone call home and then if this continues a letter will be sent home.
Reading records should be in school every day. They are used to send messages home and if you want to send any messages to school. You are expected to comment on how your child has read at least three times a week (remember it doesn't just have to be about a school book) this allows the child a chance to discuss the book; its themes, features and language, all of which are important for your child's comprehension and literacy skills. Your child will receive a raffle ticket weekly if this has been done, which is put into a raffle and pulled out termly to win a book token worth £5.
Children are listened to reading at least once a week in school and this will be signed off by an adult in their reading records. If your child forgets their reading record once they will be reminded to bring this to school the next day, if this continues a text message will be sent and then this will be followed by a phone call and then a letter home.
Class 2 will be using our 'Reading Vipers' during their guided reading whole class lessons. The reading vipers have had a massive impact on developing language, comprehension and inference skills. Attached to the website are key questions that can be asked to the children whilst they are reading at home. This will give you the chance to see the type of questions that they are asked during lessons and assessment periods.
After the success of the Spell Bee scheme last year Class 2 will be continuing to use the scheme this year. Your child will be taught with their year group every Monday morning. You child will learn a rule and will be expected to use the rules that they have learnt in all of their written work.
Every Monday your child will be given a spelling bookmark that you will find in their reading diary that practises the rule. The words on the bookmark will be directly from their words on the spelling bee card.
Your child will be tested on the rule the following week however it must be reminded that we will be testing your child's knowledge of the rule not a list of words. Additional words may be added by the teacher to assess your child's understanding.
Attached to the website page is a list of spelling for your child's year group that they will learn across the term. Again please be aware this is not a comprehensive list your child will be learning a spelling rule not a list of words.
The children will be expected to read every night and practise counting in 2, 5 and 10's if in Year one and Year 2 children to practise the: 2, 5, 10 times tables. Additionally, children will receive up to 10 spellings a week taken from the Spelling Bee termly card. Children will receive stickers for their charts if this is noted in their diaries, which are checked daily.
There is an option for your child to complete a cross curricular choice board each half term. They can complete 4 pieces of homework (you may complete more) by the last Monday of the half term. Please ask Mrs Zuger for a book if you choose to do the grid homework.
Please don't feel that you have to evidence everything as they may be asked to go for a bike ride or to go on an autumn walk with the family, a signature, tweet, and/or photo will do.
Seesaw is an interactive learning journal where your child will be able to share their work. It will be used in all subjects from problem solving in Maths to Dance in PE. We invite you to set up your very own parents' account where you can receive notifications when your child or Mrs Zuger has uploaded a piece of work. You will be able to like and comment on your child's work which will add to the great sense of achievement that the children feel when using the app. Any questions about Seesaw and how it works please feel free to pop in and see Mrs Zuger.
Times table challenge
Every Monday, children will complete their times table challenge. Children will not be given this prior to the lesson however, there is support to help your child that you may find useful on our webpage.
We have introduced sticker charts for each child which will be displayed in the classroom. Children can earn stickers through good behaviour, work and stand out moments. Once a child has completed their sticker chart, they will receive 5 marbles during celebration assembly on a Monday and the sticker chart will be put in their diary. We hope every child will aim for the Gold sticker chart by the end of the year. Good luck children!
How to help your child
On our class webpage is a yearly curriculum map so that you can see what your child will be taught throughout the year in each subject.
Here are some websites that you may find useful to support your child's learning.
http://www.ictgames.com - Fun and exciting maths and literacy games available.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml - A BBC website with all maths topics covered.
http://www.mad4maths.com/ - Fun maths games for children and advice section for parents - good for higher ability KS1 children and times table practise!
http://www.mathszone.co.uk/ - Lots and lots of games and tools to help your child with maths at home.
http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/ - Fun games to support the learning of times tables. Table Mountain is recommended and can be played in demo mode.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm - Phonics
www.topmarks.co.uk – for games and support materials in maths and literacy.
Daresbury Primary School Curriculum Map 2018/2019 Year 1
Daresbury Primary School Curriculum Map 2018/2019 Year 2
Homework Grid Year 1 Autumn
Homework Grid Year 2 Autumn
Spelling Bee Record Card Year 1 Autumn Term
Spelling Bee Record Card Year 2 Autumn Term
Superhero Practice Book
Times Table Challenge 2x 5x 10x Division - Working at home
Times Table Challenge 2x 5x 10x Multiplication - Working at home