Summer 2 in The Brilliant Bonsais!
As many of you have probably heard, on our first day back all of the Year 1’s boarded a plane to the seaside! We created our own passports and used our boarding passes to find our seats. We are so excited for our new topic, just in time for a long summer holiday.
Miss Newman and Mrs Fowler
We are learning about all things seaside, past and present, and all of the features. The topic books we will be looking at are The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda Armitage and Dear Greenpeace by Simon James. We are going to take lots of our learning outdoors and write postcards to Greenpeace.
Phonics and Reading
To have the best possible start in Year 2 the children need to be as high up the rainbow as they can be, depending on their reading level. We are so pleased so far with how much the children’s enjoyment in reading has improved, and hope this will continue with frequent reading at home over the last half term. The children need to be reading at least 3 times a week and hope and all three times need to be written in their diaries for Mrs Fowler to check.
This half term we will be focusing on money, mass, space, volume and capacity! Again, lots of this learning will be taken outdoors. The children know lots about money already, so they are really enjoying using our shop inside the classroom. We are going to put this into practice by opening an ice-cream shop at the end of the term!
We are really focusing on the children’s fluency skills this half term, hopefully defeating lots of our superheroes ready for our move into Year 2!
will be very cross-curricular alongside our literacy topics. We will be designing and making lighthouse for Mr. Grinling, making the perfect packed lunch, and developing our understanding of seasons and how different times of the year effect the weather.
is still on a Tuesday and this half term we will be focusing on Athletics with Mr Strachan. Please ensure your child’s P.E. kit is in school from the first week back. Please be aware that we are not allowed to take your child’s earrings out so they need to be able to do this themselves or they need to be removed before the session every week.
We have worked with the Year 4's to print off a picture of a jungle animal. We have then spent time using books and Ipads to research our chosen animal. We have spent lots of time putting the information together to make a jungle animal fact file!
Take a look at some of them below: