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Beech Class - Years 1 & 2 - Mrs Elliott

Welcome to Term 1!

Turrets and Tiaras!

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!"

Over the summer we have been busy preparing displays to begin our very exciting topic of 'Turrets and Tiaras'. During the term we will be retelling the fairy stories of 'Rapunzel' and 'The Princess and the Pea' while we work on simple sentence construction, including the acurate use of capital letters and full stops.

In Science we will be investigating how to build a strong turret as well as making a wig for Rapunzel using a material that will not perish in our variable English weather! Our focus is on identifying properties of materials as well as how to carry out a fair experiment. 

During Maths we will working on place value to 20 for Year 1 and to 1000 for Year 2. Please do ask your child what they have learnt in school and feel free to support our methods at home. 

In History we will be introduced to King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I as we investigate family trees and learn about famous explorers during their reigns, namely Sir Walter Raleigh. This will lead on to lots of art projects, including making crowns and potato printing. 

We are fortunate to have a visit from a drama group in September to support our work on princes and princesses, and we do hope that there will also be a visit to a real castle - but watch this space for further updates...

Mrs Elliott

TandT

PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays this term, so please make sure that the children have the correct PE kit in school. 

PE kit will be sent home every Friday to be cleaned over the weekend and returned on Monday morning. Please ensure that the clothing is washed and dried thoroughly. 

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned the following Friday. This will take the form of Handwriting and Spelling, as well as section C of your child's Mental Arithmetic book. The children can also visit Spelling Frame for English and TTROckstars/Numbots for Maths if they would  like a little more to do:

Spelling Frame

Times Tables Rock Stars (For Year 2 only - Logins are first 3 letters of first name and then surname then password is their intials twice. So for Mrs Elliott it would be Username: KatEll, Password: KEKE)

Numbots (For Year 1 and Year 2 - Logins are first 3 letters of first name and then surname then password is their intials twice. So for Mrs Elliott it would be Username: KatEll, Password: KEKE)

Reminders

This term will be a little different in light of the Coronovirus pandemic, so please help us as much as you can to keep the children safe in school:

  • Please encourage the children to wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds before drying throughly.
  • Encourage your children to use the toilet facilities independently and in a tidy manner - this includes using toilet paper and flushing. 
  • Modelling how to keep a safe distance whenever possible. 
  • Work with your children to dress and undress themselves for PE (including footwear) without the need of adult help. 
  • Ensure the childrne only bring to school their book folder and a water bottle - no other items please. 

Parents please also keep our bubble safe by monitoring your children for symptoms and if you are concerned then seek advice before sending your children in.  

As we have not been able to have a parent transition meeting, please do take a look at the YouTube video which may answer some of your questions: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrU07pDcVhU

Useful Websites:

Spelling Frame

Top Marks

Handwriting Guide

Frant - You Tube Page

Times Tables Rock Stars (For Year 2 only - Logins are first 3 letters of first name and then surname then password is their intials twice. So for Mrs Elliott it would be Username: KatEll, Password: KEKE)

Numbots ((For Year 1 and Year 2 - Logins are first 3 letters of first name and then surname then password is their intials twice. So for Mrs Elliott it would be Username: KatEll, Password: KEKE)

BBC Bitesize

Marvin and Milo Science Activities

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Go Noodle Movement Activities

Blue Peter Badges

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