We hope that you have all had a wonderful half term. This year seems to have flown by and we cannot believe we are getting ready for our final term of the academic year. What a fantastic topic we have planned for you :)
Welcome back to Term 6- our final term of the year and definitely a busy one! Our final topic is called 'Land Ahoy!' a topic we are really excited about and one we are sure you will all enjoy! As part of our topic we will be naming coastal locations within the UK as well as understanding what a seaside is. We will be thinking about coastal and beach habitats within our science work and also recognising human and physical features of seaside settings in our Geography work. Further work will allow us to understand Seaside traditions and thinking about how these have shaped our seaside trips today. Also this term, Year 2 will be preparing for our end of year production called 'Pirates vs Mermaids' and thinking about transition from Year 1 to Year 2 and Year 2 to Year 3. Please keep an eye out for more information coming about these things.
Homework Tasks and Expectations:
Please also read the latest newsletter for further details of home work tasks starting this term
Please continue to read with your children as much as possible. We recommend short daily reading opportunities and regularly rereading familiar books. We do expect children re-reading the same book three times per week to help to build fluency and develop sight reading skills. It is also important to remember to ask simple questions as you go as this will help children's comprehension. These could be about what has just happened, how a character is feeling, why they choose to do something or what might happen next. It is also important to discuss new vocabulary with children.
If your child finds phonics difficult, it is really important that they regularly recap the learnt phonemes from their phonic sessions in school (these will be shared on a regular basis). This helps children overlearn the phonemes and supports them in recognising the phoneme as graphemes which not only supports fluency in reading but is really important for writing too.
Useful Websites & Apps
Websites for additional learning opportunities:
Below is a list of useful websites that can support you and your family during this time:
Websites that offer interactive games:
Websites for Reading Support:
Children have individual log ins and passwords
Useful Youtube Channels:
These are useful apps that we have used in school which we encourage you to use as required at home. Some of these are free but will need you to make an account whilst others are paid apps.
Teach your monster to read
If you discover something really useful that you think others might enjoy, please share with us so that we can share the links and information with our school community. Thank you for your continued support.