What's happened in the courtyard over summer? A crash site has appeared with wreckage! Can the children figure out what has happened? What might the aliens have looked like? What materials were left at the crash site and how can we describe them? Can we help an alien visitor make sense of life on Earth? What is it like in space? Who has travelled to the moon? Children will have a chance to answer all this and more during the topic.
A topic map for Year 1 and Year 2 can be viewed on our curriculum page.
During Term 1,3 and 5 we will be doing one session of swimming on a Monday afternoon at the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth. Please note boys' trunks should not be below the knee and girls should wear a one-piece swimsuit. Swimming caps should be worn for long, loose hair, and they are available to purchase in the office. We would appreciate it if your child has their PE kit in school for the whole week as additional PE lessons will take place during the term. In Terms 2, 4 and 6 we will be doing PE on a Monday and Wednesday. In Term 2 we will do a multiskills session with an external coach on a Wednesday afternoon.
We ask that your child brings in their water bottle each day. Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day, and we feel that it is important for them to have their own water bottle in school at all times.
We also ask that your child brings their book bag to school each day. It is important not only for the books and other items which go home but also for any correspondence that needs to go to parents.
Reading is a very important part of the curriculum and integral in a child's life. A note to say you have shared the book together would be great. Children learn to change their own books in Beech Class but if you notice your child isn't managing this, please leave a note in the reading diary as these are checked daily and we will assist your child to change their book. Your child may prefer to read on screen using books from their Bug Club account. We are always happy to read comments about this in the diary too.
Spellings will be given to Year 2 children at the beginning of each week linking to their phonics work. Use our documents page to print resources to support their practise. We will do a spell check every Friday. The children will be practising spellings in school, but would greatly benefit from practise at home. After all, practise makes permanent!
In Year 1 and 2 we are aiming for children to learn and adopt the joined style of handwriting. Any practise with this would be greatly appreciated.
Look out for notes in your child's book bag regarding various DT topics (the note will usually be asking for junk materials!)
Please feel free to ask me anything you are unsure of.
We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!