Welcome to Jade, Year 1/2!
Welcome to our fantastic new web page.
We are really excited about sharing our news with you and welcome all comments and suggestions.
What a busy term for all of us.
We have learned lots about Victorians and local history - partly through our very interesting visit to Reading Museum and Forbury Gardens. Do take a few minutes to look at our photos on the Gallery page. They show how engaged the children were.....and that it was lots of fun to!
In Science we have been tending our various plants which are now "thriving" outside [hopefully in some sunshine over half term]. Thank you to those parents who helped their children write a diary entry for the seed they took home. It was lovely to hear about their progress and I look forward to seeing the plants as they are returned to school.
We will continue to tend the plants on our return and look forward to a bumper crop which we will cook and taste!
In Science this term we will be looking at animals, learning to identify and classify them along with using our Geography skills to locate their natural habitats. We will be reading and writing a range of animal stories and researching and writing factfiles.
To support this work we will be sending home a small hutch and asking the children to draw or model an imaginary creature [materials will be provided] along with completing a short information sheet. To allow each child to take a turn with this hutch I would be grateful if you could keep it for a maximum of 2 days when it is your child's turn.
In Maths we will be continuing work on all areas of measure
length, capacity, mass and time.
Do encourage your children to help in the kitchen with weighing and measuring ingredients and take every opportunity to draw attention to clocks both analogue and digital.
useful sights to practise these skills are included in this website
As the warmer days are now with us I would be grateful if the children could bring a named, filled water bottle on a daily basis.
We will happily top the bottle up during the day as we encourage the children to drink water following playtime and lunchtime activities.
Please ensure children are drinking water only during the day [squash may be provided for lunchtime only]
We will be playing team games and having athletics lessons and it is essential that children have running shoes / or plimsolls available as that can not run safely in their school shoes.
Many thanks for your co-operation.
Although this will usually be on a Wednesday and Thursday there may be a need to change the days [the weather!] and we therefore ask that children keep their PE in school all week.
Please ensure that children have suitable running shoes [trainers or plimsolls are ideal] and a light sweatshirt or jacket for the cooler days.
I hope you have all had a great half term and return well rested and ready to learn!
We have a busy half term ahead of us and our learning will include
Instructions writing in English and in Maths/ICT where we investigate positional language and algorithms [simple programming] see the links below to support this learning
In Science we will be recording daily temperatures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ and will continue to investigate sound and then look at light sources.
In Geography we will be comparing the UK with Nepal so lots of opportunities for working with maps and globes along with researching using the internet.
We will continue with team games and dance in PE. We hope to work outside at least one session per week [weather permitting] . this may not always take place on a Wednesday or Thursday so please ensure your child has suitable kit [running shoes, jogging bottoms and sweatshirt are ideal] in school at all times.
In Maths we have been working on division or "sharing out"
practise at home by asking the children to count and then share some items with family members [fruit....playing cards....sweets?]
using the key vocabulary
how many did I start with......fair share equal same amount....how many each?
A really good website to practise this in a fun way is
Challenge the children to estimate the answer first!
Next week we will be looking at fractions of shapes and of quantity.
cutting pizzas, sandwiches or cakes in half would be really useful practise.
. We have been reading and writing about Katie, who explores his paintings. We talked about Art galleries and loved the virtual tour of The National Gallery in London
Don McLean's Vincent (Starry,Starry Night) Almost all images created by Vincent Van- Gogh. Song by Don McLean I in no way assume any credit for song or images.
A short video for parents about the new National Curriculum tests
Nina and the NeuronsUse your engineering skills to play games and help the Neurons collect stars.