Welcome to Star Class

Star Class is our Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 class. Star Class has a very creative and enthusiastic teacher, Mrs Tomsett and a wonderful teaching assistant, Miss Mitchell.

 

Term 2

Geography topic

Central to this term is our topic learning to name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. Each week we will look at a different area.

Literacy

In our literacy lessons, we will be writing fireworks poems for the first 2 weeks. So if you go to a fireworks party you could practice describing what you see, hear, smell and taste. Year 1 will be writing acrostic poems and year 2 will be writing poems using different sentence types; command, exclamation, question and statement. Then we will be focusing on the story of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and the children will be practicing their extended fantasy story writing. And we must not forget to prepare for Christmas! Year 2s have spelling to learn this term. If you have any queries about this do please do come and see me.

Maths

Our maths lessons will follow the white Rose Maths Hub plans, which may be found here https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?q=white%20rose%20mixed%20age

We will spend 3 weeks on number focusing on addition and subtraction, 2 weeks on shapes and 2 weeks on money. The final week will be for revision of any areas that we need a little extra help with. Any support that you can give in helping your child to use and become familiar with money would be useful. As well as continuing to learn number bonds and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Science

We will be looking at our weather and seasonal changes in conjunction with the different areas that we learn about in geography and start to investigation living things and their habitats.

RE

Our big question this term is ‘Who made the world?’ This is based around the story of The Creation and understanding that this is the beginning of the big story of the Bible.

Art

This term we will be working in mixed mediums to represent fireworks, elements from Peter Pan and of course Christmas crafts.

We will also have weekly lessons in PE, PSHE, Music and Computing: understanding algorithms, debug simple programs and understand internet safety.

 

Domestics

  • Coats, jumpers  and PE bag. Thank you most are named , we do have the occasional item that goes missing  and is usually found in someone else’s PE bag. Please bear with, as these things sometimes happen.

  • Water bottles,

Thank you, most children bring them daily and most have names on.

If someone different is collecting your child from school please could you note it on a piece of paper and hand it to myself or Miss Mitchell, otherwise please ring the office to let us know.

Please feel free to pop in and have a look at our displays, particularly if your child is enthusiastic about something they have done at school. We are always happy to see you.

Kind regards,

Mrs Tomsett & Miss Mitchell