Welcome back, I hope you all had a good break . This term we will be studying "National Treasures" - a topic about the United kingdom. We will find out about all of our countries and something special about each one. (See link button below)
In science we will be learning about plants and in RE we will learn about the Bible and symbols.
The phonics screening for year 1 will take place in June. This is a one to one phonics check which the children have been working towards in letters and sounds. There is a link above to more information.
For extra practice in preparation visit "Phonics Play" http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/. There is lots of fun here using the free access.
Year 2 will sit their end of key stage 1 SATs tests during the week beginning 15th May. This is nothing to worry about and is usually very much enjoyed by the children. It is done in a relaxed manner in the familiar surroundings of the classroom and there will be nothing that the children have not already had a go at.
Common Exception Words
Please go to the homework page, link below, to download this list of words which are part of the spelling requirements for all children in the new curriculum. Year 2 must be able to spell both the year1 and 2 lists.
Congratulations to Amelia. You are Star Of The Week. You have worked really hard at your reading skills with great success. Toffee is very pleased to come home with you for a week of fun.
Star Of The Week
Please follow the link below for eveything you need to know about Grosvenor Homework.
Meet Toffee and Taffy. These friendly dogs are our Star of the Week friends. When you earn Star of the Week they will come with you to visit your home for a week. Please add pictures and diary entries to their special books.
Reading: Just to clarify the system in Grosvenor class. Children need their yellow diary and their 2 current books every day. This enables me to add guided reading notes and monitor how the children are getting on. I usually change the books on Monday and Thursday when the children will get a new Bug Club book and a basket book if they are are ready. As reading progresses some longer books do need a few days before changing and so only the books that are signed off as completed will be changed.