Year 1 and 2 Newsletter
16th November 2007
We have another exciting half-term planned for the children. You may
have already heard that we are being explorers. We have been exploring
our school using and drawing maps and using directional language to
move around the school. You may want to practise this at home, eg
forwards, backwards, left, right, in front, behind, next to, etc. We
have also visited another school and compared similarities and
differences. We will be doing some more work with maps and keys, using
more geographical vocabulary and expressing views upon their local
Later on this term we will be investigating materials and how we can
change them. Eg through bending, squashing, twisting, stretching,
heating & cooling. (This will include some more cookery- and
obviously tasting it afterwards!) December will be a very exciting and
busy time, preparing for the Christingle service, making Christmas
cards and calendars and learning more about the Christmas story.
Please continue to help your child with their reading, spellings or
action words and maths. Don’t forget to remind your child to keep
up with their writing books – its lovely to see so many different
type of writing in these books, eg lists, stories, instructions, poems,
handwriting, spelling and number practice. Keep up the hard work. Soon
we will be having a sharing time where we will be looking at all the
wonderful writing in their books.
Also, every child will have a turn at bringing Harry Hedgehog (yr 1) or
Peter Panda (yr 2) home for a few days. Please do read the adventures
they have already had and help your child to write a new adventure. We
do appreciate this; it all helps to give them a real purpose for
We greatly appreciate any time that you could spare to come into school
and help out with activities in the classroom, cooking, artwork, ICT,
reading, playing games or sharing any expertise you may have related to
our topic. Please come in after school any day, to chat about this.
As always, if you have any concerns or worries about your child, do please pop in to see us.
Janet Liddington Hannah Hutchinson.