JUPITER CLASS NEWSLETTER SPRING TERM 2018
Thank you to those parents who attended the Year 1 Phonics Screening sessions. For those who need further information please get in touch.
We will be holding a Key Stage 1 SATS evening on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at 5.00pm. This will give Year 2 parents information about the expectations for the Year 2 tests at the end of May. Please see the attachment for further details.
Mr Ramzan, Class Teacher
Miss Seyburn,Teaching Assistant.
We invited parents and carers in to celebrate our science learning challenges. We have been working hard on investigating, classifying and observing a number of challenges including:
Our year 2 team have been using object to add 1 and 2 digit numbers. We have been looking at adding 3 different numbers together and started to think about how we could make these into word problems. 3 + 21 + 9 = 21 + 9 + 3. Jupiter class are going on a school trip. Twenty one children get on a coach. Then 9 more get on. 3 more children get on because they arrived late. How many children will be travelling on the bus?
The year 1 team have been learning about vowels and consonant words.
Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?
We investigated why some animals wouldn't make good pets because they would be very hard to look after or might be dangerous.
We looked at different animal groups and classified them into reptiles, fish, birds, amphibians, mammals and insects. We noticed that some animals have fur, feathers or scales. We even made our own animals.
We have be doing lots of counting using number tracks, number lines and 100 squares. We have been using cubes, counters and dinosaurs. We have also been looking at number patterns to see if we could count beyond 50 and check our counting twice!
We have looked at 2 digit numbers and are beginning to understand that they are made up of 10's and 1's.
Our challenge was to solve missing numbers in a hundred square.
We have been reading labels and lists. We have also been learning the story of The High Street. This story is about a girl called Sally who visits lots of shops to get different things. What will she get next?
Year 1 and 2 are important years to develop children's reading skills. There will be daily phonics lessons and reading in class. To support the children at home, please have a look at the following websites to encourage your child to become an even better reader
Becoming better learners
In our first two weeks of our Autumn term we will be talking about how to be successful in our learning both at school and at home. We will learn about some of our targets and expectations for the year and look at the learning behaviours we need to improve!
We will talk about;
You may hear the children talk about The Learning Pit. This is something we use across all subjects.. The video below demonstrates how The Learning Pit can help children with their learning by using a growth mindset. If you want to find out more about our class learning please feel free to contact Mr Ramzan.
Our challenge this year is the rapid recall of number facts and we are using the North Yorkshire SMIRFS scheme of work.
For more details please see the letter sent out earlier this term.
We will be working on our SMIRFS targets and all of the class will sucessfully become Astronauts!
Remember to use these useful maths website to support your child's learning. Your child should have a user name and password stuck in their reading record book. If you are not able to access sumdog at home please let me know and we will ensure your child gets time to use it at school.