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South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

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Welcome back to Kingfisher Class for an exciting summer term!

 

I hope that both parents and children had a good break over Easter and were able to take full advantage of the wonderful weather over the Easter Weekend.

The summer term will be a busy one, with only five weeks before half term (and we have two bank holiday Mondays included in that time as well!). The Year 2 children will be taking their SATs tests in May and both Year 1 and 2 will be undertaking assessments in reading, writing and maths throughout the term. Year 1 children will also undertake the Phonics Screening Check.

We have a wonderful trip in the planning process...more to follow in due course and the Year 2 children will have the opportunity to climb the staircase inside the church tower (an annual event) and see the fantastic views of the village and its surroundings from the top of the tower. 

 

This term...

Daily Reading

This term, we are really encouraging the children to become independent and confident readers. We ask that children read at home every day and that you sign and date the Reading Diary. Books can be changed every school day. We need to have book packets in school every day as the children will regularly be bringing home letters etc.

 

Home learning

is given every Wednesday and will include both a piece of Maths and a piece of spelling, punctuation and grammar work. We ask that home learning is completed and returned to school each Monday so that Mr Halford can mark it. Home learning helps your child to practise an area of learning in their own time.

We really appreciate your support with both Daily Reading and Home Learning. Mathletics is also a great way of practising maths...and it's fun too! From time to time, Mathletics may be used for home learning.

 

Year 2 English and Maths

This term, we will continue to support our Kingfisher Year 2’s with targeted spelling, handwriting and maths facts lessons, as they develop increasing accuracy and skill in their work. Weekly Home Learning activities will focus on punctuation, spelling and grammar, a range of maths questions and problem solving.

 

Year 1 and 2 Phonics – Read Write Inc:

'The more I read, the better I get at reading. The better I get, the more I enjoy reading’.

As part of our School Development Plan to raise standards in English in every class, all the children will continue to have three Read Write Inc lessons weekly. Read Write Inc is a systematic approach to teaching phonics, reading and writing. More than just phonics, Read Write Inc is an integrated approach to comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and handwriting. 

 

 

Our topics this term will be:

 

Castles...an opportunity for some family visits at weekends and over half term.

Judaism...a study of another major world religion.

Moving on...for the Year 2 children, preparation for moving to juniors and for the Year 1 children preparing to move to Year 2.

 

Class worship:

We encourage all children to lead a class worship at least once each year. This can be on a topic of their choice and can be a joint presentation with a friend. Please encourage this if your child has not already volunteered to lead a class worship. Children need only talk to the class for a few minutes about something that is special to them and the reasons why. We then have questions and a discussion, usually based on our Christian value ('Peace' this half term and 'Thankfulness' in the second half of term).

Class worship is a good opportunity for children to conquer their concerns about talking in front of their peers.


If you have any ideas for this page please let Mr Halford know!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

Don't forget to use Mathletics so that you can earn certificates in our Monday Celebration assemblies (see the link to their website below!).

 

 

 

 

Parent Presentation Curriculum Meeting Kingfisher Class Autumn 2018

Welcome to Summer Term 2019
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