Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas spent with family and friends and are looking forward to a short term ahead.
Our topics this term are:
History- Who was the lady of the lamp?
In Maths we are covering calculation with a focus on mental fluency and number magnitude. By the end of this week your child would have been given times tables to learn at home ready for a weekly test. By the end of year 1 the children need to be confident in counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and now in year 2 need to apply this to times tables.
In English we are developing and applying our use of grammar by knowing what verbs, adverbs, nouns and adjectives are. We are also writing a biography and descriptions linked to our history topic. One of our main focuses in writing across all of our subjects is the correct use of full stops and capital letters so please reinforce this at home. Again, a weekly spelling test will take place and these word lists will be sent home with the times tables.
Guided reading is again a huge focus in class and takes place every day. We are exploring comprehension texts to help us develop our understanding and our ability to answer questions accurately.
IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT YOUR CHILD READS EVERY NIGHT. It is a year 2 expectation that your child is able to read 90 words per minute of an age related text to be working at the expected standard. Please remember to sign reading records as we keep a log of who has read in class.
Cosy up with a book before bed time and enjoy the experience with your child!
Collaborative Inference Day
On Monday 29th January the children will become reading detectives and will take part in a fun filled investigative day. They will develop their collaborative and inference skills by solving clues to reveal a mystery person. For this day the children may come into school dressed as detectives to really get into role! #poirot
Keep checking the blog to find out more information regarding our SAT’s information evening. A letter will be sent out this half term with a date and times.
Miss Marks, Mrs Harwood and Mrs King
Year 2 put on amazing nativity performances yesterday at their Wriggly Nativity! With beautiful singing, clear voices and talented dancing, they told the nativity story to an audience of proud families. Congratulations to the pupils and their teachers: all your hard work paid off! You were brilliant!
As part of our Wellbeing Initiative, Years 1 & 2 went out to Forest School for an afternoon of fun on Friday 24th November. Year 1 are experts of our new Forest School area so taught the Year 2s how to use all of the amazing things out there! We all had a wonderful time riding bikes, playing in the water tray, visiting Goldilocks’ Porridge Cafe (the mud kitchen), building dens, climbing the fort, collecting pine cones and much more! It was a brilliant way to end the week and we all really enjoyed ourselves!
Thank you to our parents for giving us a spare pair of shoes to bring in! 🙂
Our next Forest School adventure will be on Friday 15th December 2017.
Take a look at some photos from the afternoon!
We believe that every student at Wormley Primary should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start to life. We are committed to breaking down any barriers to outstanding achievement and attainment.
The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. Funding is for children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) or are looked after children or from families with parents in the Armed Forces. If you think your child may be eligible for this additional funding then let us know or visit:
Years 3 – 6: Use the above link to check eligibility and apply for pupil premium
Reception, Year 1 or 2: Although your child will automatically receive universal free school meals, you should still register on the above link as, if eligible, the school could get extra money to support your child
Pre-school & Nursery: Please speak to the school directly
Welcome back everybody!
We hope you have had a great half term.
We will kick start our half term with our R.E topic- ‘Sources of Wisdom’. In this topic we will learn about the values of a range of Bible stories and respond to them in different ways for example through drama, writing and reflections. We will then be looking at Sources of Wisdom of the Hindu faith by exploring their different Holy books and retelling the story of Rama and Sita.
In maths we are focusing on place value in different contexts for example through money, using the Deines and through calculation.
In English we are building on our reading skills through a class text. The children will develop their skills of scanning, decoding, inference and using evidence in the text to justify their answers. Please continue to read at home every night to build up their resilience in reading.
This term the children have spellings to learn at home for a test each Wednesday morning. Each week there is a focus spelling pattern and the children are given these focus words in random order during the test.
Week 1- ing
Week 2- er
Week 3- est
Week 4- ed
Week 5- un
Week 6- tch
Our nativity this year is called Wriggly Nativity and performances to parents are on Tuesday 12th December. There will be two performances on that day; one at 2pm and one at 6.30pm. Two tickets will be allocated per child. A letter will be sent in due course for you to request tickets.
All children will perform in both shows.
Costume letters will be sent shortly informing you of your child’s part and clothes they will need to bring in.
The nativity will be filmed on Thursday 7th December so please make sure your child is in school. DVDs are available to purchase….more information to come!
Swimming will continue this half term every Monday with the final session on Monday 11th December so please ensure your child has the correct kit. Boys need to have tight swimming trunks rather than baggy shorts.
We are really excited for the term ahead!
Miss Marks, Mrs Harwood and Mrs King