Venus – Year 1 & 2
Welcome to Venus Class!
My name is Miss Daniels and I am your child’s class teacher. This year is an exciting and busy year for us and we are all so excited to get started.
This term we will be focusing on two engaging and exciting topics: Flight and Homefront. Within Flight, we will be looking at the history of planes, hot air balloons and influential figures surrounding this topic. In Homefront we will be focusing on World War Two. We will be thinking about what life was like during this time and compare it to our own today.
We will be learning lots of new songs as part of our Charanga scheme and using our classroom instruments to go alongside this.
In English the story we are studying is ‘Meerkat Mail’. We will be learning this story using actions and creating our own versions of it.
In Maths, we will be practicing a range of skills including number, place value and money. We will also practice these skills for homework which will be available on google classroom each week – to access this, you will find your child’s username and password in their reading records. Throughout the year, we will be practicing our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Please practices these regularly at home.
Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school each week. They will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed and returned to school. Our PE day with Mr Slade (Sport’s coach) is on Wednesday and PE with Ms Daniels is on Thursday.
Children must read each night and their reading record should be signed by an adult each day.
A spelling test will be done on Thursday for the spellings that have been set on the previous week’s homework.
Please ensure your child has a school water bottle which can be purchased at the office for £1.
Children will receive a piece of fruit each day at break time.
Thank-you for your ongoing support! We are delighted to be back and can’t wait for the year ahead.