Reading- It would be greatly appreciated if you would endeavour to hear your child read or share books on a regular basis to enhance their learning. All the children will read daily with their teaching staff during their phonics session. Any notes from staff will also go in the Reading Record so it is worth checking daily.
Our Learning Project (ILP) - Autumn Term 1
This term our topic is Childhood. Over the course of the term we will be delving into a range of mini topics to explore our own childhood experiences and family life today; as well as those of our relatives and making our own comparisons.
In phonics for both Year 1 and Year 2 children they will continue to follow our R/W/Inc programme. In English under SPAG the Year 1 children will be learning about finger spaces and joining clauses with 'and', and Year 2 children will be learning about words in context and applying words in sentences. Our writing for both Year 1 and 2 will be linked to our topic of 'Childhood' including stages of life and timelines, important events, family trees and Harvest. In Year 1 mathematics we will be learning about place value within 10 and also addition and subtraction within 10. In Year 2 mathematics we will be learning about place value within 100 and also addition and subtraction within 100.
Creative opportunities will allow us to explore self-portraits and the artist Pablo Picasso, and experiment with collages to make different portraits. In music we will be exploring different music, finding the pulse and listening for different instruments played. We will need our thinking skills to learn about our bodies and senses, and also learning about different types of animals, sorting and describing them. In RE we will be exploring the Jewish faith and also how Christians celebrate Harvest. In PE we will be learning about the different ways our bodies can move and travel, what ways we can balance and how to aim with a variety of equipment. In Geography we will learn about our local area, the UK and the world, looking at maps, atlases and a globe. In PSHE we will learning about friendships and ourselves, how we are all special and different. We are also going to be spending plenty of time exploring our outside areas and making some delicious recipes in the mud kitchen!
Help your child prepare for their project:
Do you have any pets? What types of animals are they? Are they a mammal? Reptile? Maybe go for a walk in the woods? To the beach? What animals do you see or hear? Can you describe them? Did the animals have wings? Beaks? Tails? Can you draw a map of your garden? What key features does your garden have? Where is the UK on a map? Where is Cornwall in the UK?
Please visit Google Classroom for our weekly spellings and homework grids.
If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Class 2 team.
Below are the Year 1 and Year 2 spelling lists and an overview of the spelling rules/sounds to be taught for each wordlist. At Mawgan-in-Pydar, we follow the 'Shakespeare and More' spelling scheme. The spelling overview explains how this scheme works.
In line with the National Curriculum, these spellings will be taught through daily activities and investigations. There are lots of fun ways to practise these words, to help children remember the spelling sounds and rules. As an additional learning task, please practise these spellings at home. Please note, any additional learning you do at home will support your child’s learning at school.