Welcome to St Thomas’ Class Page. Mrs Yeomans is the Class Teacher. Mrs Dwyer and Ms Thaker are the Teaching Assistants.
PE is on a Friday and children require full PE kit (t-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers). Children are not permitted to wear school uniform or school shoes for PE. Earrings must be removed or covered before coming to school.
Children will be reading in a guided reading group once a week with the class teacher. The day of the reading group may vary due to teaching capacity so children’s books will not be changed on a set day, although it will be weekly. Therefore it is important that their book bag, book and home reading record are bought into school every day.
We have had another busy week with rehearsals for our Christmas production. Please continue to practise if your child is still unsure of their lines.
During English children have written their own short story in English using their previous planning document. Their ideas are wonderful and I look forward to reading their finished stories next week.
In maths, the children have completed their shape and have moved onto symmetry. Next week will be looking at fractions of shapes and quantities.
In RE, Year 2 children have heard the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. They compared their feelings both before and after the angel had visited and role played the story. Year 1, have learnt about the Advent wreath and what the candles represent.
Please continue to practise if your child is still unsure of their lines. Please also send in any remaining narrator costumes (plain black t-shirt or top, black leggings or trousers) on Monday 2nd December.
In English, Year 2 children have finished planning their invented story but due to rehearsals they were unable to write them so this will be continuing next week. Year 1 children have continued to complete their RWI sessions which have been focused around capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
In maths, the children have learnt about 3d shapes and their properties. The children have enjoyed listening to the 3d shape song… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A&list=LL5NmTPUf5h6kvjCQPqDUCkw&index=14.
In RE, the children learnt more about the importance of the saints, and they could name many different saints. They created a fact file about St Bernadette.
In geography, the children have compared the Arctic and Antarctic, thinking about why these two places are similar and different.
WC- 11.11.19 – 18.11.19
In English this week, the Year 2 children have written their innovation of ‘The Nativity’. They have also began to plan their invented story ready to write up next week. They have shared ideas about different settings, characters etc with the rest of the class and they are looking forward to writing them next week.
In guided reading our focus skill this week has been ‘inference’ the text used to help us with this has been ‘Don’t hog the hedge’. The children have loved sharing this book and taking it in turns to read and answer the questions that have followed.
In maths Year 1 and 2 have been focusing on recognising and naming 2d shapes. It is important that children can recognise shapes in different orientations and to start seeing similarities and differences between the shapes. Next week they will be focusing on properties of 3d shapes including finding shapes with vertical lines of symmetry.
In Science, we began to look at reversible and irreversible changes and what this means and why. We discussed whether toasting bread, freezing water and melting chocolate are reversible or irreversible and why. We will be doing some exciting experiments to test changes over the next few weeks
Please find below some useful websites below to help your child;
I would just like to thank you all for the support that you have given your child over this last term.