WHITECOTES PRIMARY & NURSERY ACADEMY

Happy and Successful Children

Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3HJ

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01246 234381

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info@whitecotes.derbyshire.sch.uk

Summer 1 Term

 

Dates for your diary:

 

Visit – Walton Dam – Friday 27th April

Visitor- Zoolab– Monday 30th April

Homework Show – Thursday 17th May 3pm

Trip: Queens Park/Pets At Home Thursday 24th May pm

Year 2 SATS week commencing 14th May and 21st May.

 

Year 2 Children will be sitting SAT tests in reading and Mathematics. Please ask Mrs Spark or Mrs Thomas if you have any questions in regards to the tests. 

Class 3

Welcome to Class 3!

We will be doing lots of learning and having lots of fun doing it this year.

The class teachers are Mrs Spark on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Thomas on Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Andrews will be helping us  in Maths and English at the end of the week and Mrs Preston will be teaching RE and ICT on Wednesday afternoons. 

This year we will be following the new curriculum through exciting topic such as ; Paws, Claws and Whiskers, Dinosaur Planet, Moon Zoom, Street Detective, Wriggle and Crawl, and Enchanted Woodland.

The Summer 1 topic is Wriggle and Crawl!

The children will be investigating various bugs and insects and finding out about their habitats. To support the trip we will be heading out of school to Queen's Park and Walton Dam to find out which creatures live in our local area. 

 

 

 

English this term will focus on:

Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils. Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by recognising simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry. Explain and discuss their understanding of books, poems and other material 

Maths this term will focus on:

 

Year 1- Multiplication with grouping and arrays

Fractions identify 1/2 and 1/4 

Position and direction 

Year 2 – Measures including time, mass, length, capacity and temperature. 

Also consolidation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

 

 

Things to Remember:

  • Reading books must be in school everyday.
  • Monday - New homework to be given for the week.
  • Tuesday and Thursday - PE, all children will need their PE kits in school.
  • Friday - Homework check.

Homework
Children will receive a weekly spelling homework and they will have a test on these spellings at the end of the week.

As part of our whole school focus on multiplication we will be expecting pupils to practice these weekly. 


PE

PE is a statutory requirement. Class 3 PE is currently every  Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. All children are expected to have the correct school PE kit each week; navy blue shorts, navy blue jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, pumps or trainers.  Children must not come to school with jewellery on i.e. necklaces, bracelets etc. and if children wear earrings, they must be able to take them out for PE. Children with long hair also need to tie their hair back for PE.

Reading at Home

Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week at home. They should read independently, as well as having the opportunity to read to/with their adult. All children need to increase their reading pace and fluency. This year, we are taking part in the '100 books to read' challenge. This challenge encourages children to read a range of books and expand their love of reading.

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