I would like to start by saying a very warm welcome to all of the children and their parents! This term is already looking to be a very exciting (and busy) one. This year, we will be: making a difference in the world, becoming masters of our learning, digging deeper into the mysteries of the world around us and discovering more about ourselves and those around us! It is an exciting time and it is our aim to ensure that the children will be working hard and challenging themselves to become excellent, enthusiastic and independent learners. It is crammed with opportunities for the children to create and explore!
- Every week we will send out a class newsletter which will let you know what we have been up to that week. It will also detail any homework which we would like the children to complete.
- Reading will take place every day ensuring that each child’s reading is heard at least once a week. Please be understanding that we cannot change books daily as this will interrupt our very busy learning timetable. Phonics takes place every day ensuring reading, writing and spelling skills are being taught, practised and applied.
How you can help:
- Correct school PE kits will be needed every day. Kits should be appropriate for the season i.e. both outdoor and indoor kits are needed for the winter months. PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- Children receive weekly homework which is collected on a Friday.
- Read with your child every day, and ask them questions about the text. Please record in their diaries the pages they have read and initial this to enable good communication between home and school. This recording is seen as evidence that they have read every day and is treated as homework.
At St Peter’s we follow the school’s personalised ‘Active Curriculum’, which weaves both the new National Curriculum strands with Key skills that each year group is expected to be taught across all areas of the curriculum. This year Key Stage One will all follow the same topics.
Maths – Below is a brief outline of the areas we will study this year:
- Place Value
- Position and Direction
English – Below is a brief outline of the areas we will study this year:
- Stories with a familiar setting
- Traditional Poetry
- Fantasy Settings
- Traditional Tales/Fairy Tales with a twist
- Different stories by the same author/Author Study
- Information texts: fact files/reports
- Stories from other cultures.
- Persuasion: adverts
- Recounts: postcards/diaries/letters
- Poems on a theme
- Living things and habitats
- Classifying and grouping Materials
- Changing Materials
- The History of Nottingham (Robin Hood)
- The Great Fire of London; focusing on London parliament.
- The 1960s
- Map Skills – locating and naming UK cities
- Local study – Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire
- A Non-European Study
- Myself, God and Creation
- Stories of Jesus
- Celebrations and Festivals
Finally, we look forward to an amazing and creative term; we appreciate the commitment and dedication from home and look forward to the pupils growing in confidence, independence and maturity throughout the year. If you have any queries, please feel free to pop in and ask. We are available to see parents or guardians after school. This can be by appointment if you would like to discuss your child in detail or just pop in if it is a general query.