Unit 2 Summer 1 Newsletter
Home Learning and Supporting the Curriculum at home
We have attached a selection of Knowledge Organisers, for you to use to support your child’s learning at home. They set out clearly what we expect children to learn and remember in that subject. Please use them at home to reinforce and help embed your child’s learning.
Our home learning project will be set on Teams, please see your child’s home-school link books for the logins. They also have access to lots of apps to help their learning at home. These are also on their password sheet.
Library—the children will choose a library book to share at home each Monday, please return the book each Monday.
PE and Woodland Camp:
This half term we will be doing cricket and athletics during our PE lessons: children are to come to school in their PE kit on their PE day.
Little Owls and Tawny Owls PE day is Monday
Snowy Owls PE day is Tuesday
Please bring in a pair of wellies to stay in school for your child to use in the woodland camp.
Little Owls and Tawny Owls—Tuesday
Please continue to contact the school office by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01803 607075 with any questions or queries. There is also lots of useful information, as well as event dates and term dates, on our school website https://www.preston.torbay.sch.uk/
Please remember to order your child’s lunch online.
The gates open at 8.40am—children are welcomed into class at 8.50am. The class teacher is available at the end of the day.
This half term, we are learning about creativity. Children will be thinking outside the box to solve problems creatively across all areas of the curriculum.
This half term, in our Class Assemblies and PSHE lessons, we are learning about the British Value of Tolerance, by understanding about different cultures and accepting opinions of others.
A long enquiry typically lasts five weeks and allows us to teach a subject, such as history, in depth. Clear expectations of what will be learned, is shared with parents and pupils through a Knowledge Organiser. At the end of the work, we plan to use Enquiry Quizzes on our iPads to see how much each child has remembered.
A short enquiry can last anything from 1 – 3 days and adds breadth to our curriculum.
Our Learning Enquiry this term is History, learning all about local explorer Percy Fawcett. The Knowledge Organiser for this is attached. Please use it to reinforce and repeat the learning at home. We will be learning when he lived, and what he is famous for. This ties in with our history–based trip to Torquay Museum, where we will learn more.
This half term in Maths, Year 2 will be learning all about fractions, including recognising halves, quarters and thirds of objects, and calculating these fractions of numbers. Year 1 will be learning more about addition and subtraction of single digit numbers. They will then look at doubling and halving of single digit numbers. The children will then move on to numbers to 20, their place value, doubling, halving, and addition and subtraction facts.
We are starting off the half term by exploring a non-fiction recount text called ‘My Day at the Zoo’ — this links to our Long Enquiry this half term, and will enable children to retell our day at the museum. Later this half term, we will also be writing a narrative based on the book ’Augustus and his Smile’. You can hear this story on YouTube: Augustus and his smile--kids bedtime | audio book | cartoon|- with english subtitles - YouTube
Little Owls - Tuesday 3rd May
Snowy Owls - Wednesday 4th May
Tawny Owls - Tuesday 10th May
Our school app is the best way to get information about dates and events going on in the school. Search for ‘School News’ in your app store.
Additional apps to support learning
Children have access to many apps, including TT Rockstars, Sumdog, Spelling shed, Math shed, MyOn, Letterjoin, Oxford Owls. Please let your children practice on these apps during the week, as part of their home learning, as it can really be of benefit.