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

Autumn 2 Term

Dates for your diary:

School reopens – Mon 30th October

Parents Evening – 6th – 9th November

Children in need – 17th November

INSET day 1st Dec

Panto 8th December

Homework show 13th December

Christmas Jumper day – 15th December

Christmas Fair – 18th December @ 2.30pm

Christmas Concert Performance – 19th December @ 2pm, 20th December @ 10am

Christmas dinner – 20th December

Christmas party – 22nd December School closes – 22nd December

INSET day 5th January

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 Miss Doherty on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Greaves on Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Preston will be helping us  in Maths and English.

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 Autumn 1 term the topic is called Paws, Claws and Whiskers.  It has a science focus.  

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers... What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers?

From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep.

 

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Autumn 2 topic is called 'Dinosaur Planet'.  It has a history focus.  

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone - the dinosaurs are on the prowl!

They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth...
Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet! 

Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did… RUN!

Autumn Term 2 -Dates for your diary:

School reopens – Mon 30th October

Parents Evening – 6th – 9th November Children in need – 17th November

INSET day 1st Dec Panto 8th December

Homework show 13th December

Christmas Jumper day – 15th December

Christmas Fair – 18th December @ 2.30pm Christmas Concert

Performance – 19th December @ 2pm, 20th December @ 10am

Christmas dinner – 20th December

Christmas party – 22nd December

School closes – 22nd December INSET day 5th January

English this term will focus on:

YEAR 1 -Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher. Compose a sentence orally before writing it . Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense. Write sentences by sequencing sentences to form short narratives. Use capital letters, full-stops and exclamation marks.

YEAR 2 -Consider what they are going to write before beginning by writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary. Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing. Learn how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes.

Maths this term will focus on:

Year 1- Number bonds to 20. Adding and subtracting numbers Solving problems using + - Recognising 2D and 3D shapes. Describing position, direction and movement including whole, ½ , ¼ turns

Year 2 – Recall and use multiplication and division facts for x2,x5,x10. Solve problems using multiplication and division. Show that multiplication can be done in any order but division cannot. Identifying and describing the properties of 2D shapes including the lines of symmetry. Ordering and arranging mathematical objects into patterns and sequences. Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement.

 

Things to Remember:

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

Homework
The children will have weekly homework (English and Maths), which will be sent out on a Monday and checked on a Friday   A homework project is set for the children to work on over the half term linked to the topic they are learning about in class.  At the end of the term, there is an opportunity for the children to show case their homework projects to parents.  Everyone is welcome.


PE

PE is a statutory requirement. Class 2 PE is currently every Monday and Tuesday 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 frequently 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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