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Termly Learning Focus


Dear Parents and Carers,

Term 2 has flown by and we have all been working extremely hard. We enjoyed reading the books of Julia Donaldson, looking at the rhyme and humour of her writing. Towards the end of term we read the Nativity and Christmas Stories. We continued working hard in Phonics learning to read and write set 2 and 3 sounds.  In Maths, we worked hard at using numbers 0-10 for addition and subtraction, exploring shape and beginning to partition teen numbers into 10s and 1s with great success.   Our Design and Technology project has now come to an end, the bunting we made has shown great progression from the initial designs we drew, to the cutting out of the fabric, handling needles and thread, decorating and stitching. Look out for it hanging in the classrooms after Christmas.

When we return in Term 3, we will be learning many new things:

In Literacy we continue with ReadWriteInc sounds, with all groups moving into sound set 2, and some using sound set 3. Our class readers will focus on the work of Quentin Blake.

In Maths we will be working hard at embedding our understanding of number, addition, subtraction, partitioning numbers and using the whole part model using numbers 11-20.

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:



Art/Design Technology




Materials and their Properties

Geography- extreme weather and the UK

The Beauty of Flowers ( sculpture)

E Safety

Finding the pulse, singing accurately and playing glockenspiels

Agility, Balance and Co ordination

How can you help with your child’s learning in school and at home?

  • Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children. Children are required to complete the child’s comments section.
  • Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will continue to just be Spelling Shed and Reading 3X a week.
  • P.E will take place on a Thursday Afternoon this term for both classes. Children are required to come into school in their PE kit including additional layers and a waterproof jacket/coat. Children with long hair will be expected to tie it up for PE due to health and safety reasons and children with earrings should ensure that they are removed on PE days.

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Miss Beavis and Mrs Coleman