Welcome back to our second term... already!
We were so proud of the way the children settled in last term and worked so hard. It's a huge jump from the less formal learning in Year 1 and they have done really well. This term is going to be busy but exciting. Our topic is The Fire of London. As well as learning the story, we will write diaries like Samuel Pepys and think about changes in homes and fire-fighting since 1666.
Please can the children bring in a smallish cereal box by week 3, to make their own Tudor house. Unfortunately, they won't be able to bring the houses home, as we will (safely) recreate our own Fire of London. However, we'll make sure you have a chance to admire them first.
Parents' Evenings are on November 7th and 8th and I look forward to sharing your child's progress and achievements in Robin Class so far. Please don't forget to sign up.
Of course, we also have the KS1 Christmas play this term. A letter with your child's part in the play and any costume needed will be sent home very soon.
In English this term, we are focusing on descriptive writing, beginning with shape poems about bonfire night and moving on to diaries about The Fire of London. Our goal will be to paint pictures in our readers' heads with the words we choose.
We are also continuing to learn the Year 1 and 2 'tricky' words by heart. It is important for fluency in writing that the children master these words before the end of KS1. I will hand out the list of words at Parents' Evening in case you have a chance to practice at home.
Finally, we have trips to the cinema in Didcot and the Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse to look forward to. Our feet will barely touch the ground! It goes without saying that it will be fun but very tiring, and your support in making sure that the children get plenty of sleep is much appreciated.
Below is a table of the regular teaching pattern in Robin Class in Term 2. As you will see, I am in class most days (unless I have to attend a meeting or course) apart from alternate Wednesday mornings and each Thursday afternoon. Mrs G is Mrs Gardiner who is a familiar face for the children, along with Miss Whatley who supports her.
am - Mrs G
pm - Miss Wilson
pm - Miss Whatley
am - Miss Wilson
am - Miss Whatley
pm - PE
pm - Mrs G