Welcome to 2KS
Welcome back after the half term holiday. I hope that you are all refreshed and looking forward to a very busy half term in the run up to Christmas! We have lots to look forward to, including our pantomime visit and rehearsing for our Key Stage 1 Christmas production!
In our Science led topic this half term, we will be investigating 'Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?' We have lots of fun activities planned, including a visit to Manchester Museum, where we will be embarking on a 'Dinosaur Challenge', investigating fossils and the identities of mysterious prehistoric beasts.
In English we will be looking at narrative writing, using 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' by Julia Donaldson as a stimulus for dinosaur descriptions and our own dinosaur stories. We will also be taking a look at the structure of instructional texts and writing our own instructions for dinosaur biscuits.
In Maths we will be working on number sequences, multiplication and division. We will also be learning more about fractions; developing our understanding of time and money; and continuing with our passport targets.
Homework will be given each Friday and will almost always consist of a Maths or Literacy activity to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday; and spellings to be practised throughout the week for a test each Thursday. In addition all the children have their own ongoing targets to practise.
Reading books should be in school every day and the children do need to be reading at home for at least ten minutes every day at this stage. Please sign your child’s reading record when they have read so that books can be changed regularly. As the half term progresses, the children will also have access to other books on their band on Bug Club!
Our PE day this year is Friday. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit, consisting of a white tee shirt, navy shorts and pumps, is in school. We will send PE kits home at the end of each half term so that they can be washed and returned to school after the holidays.