Key Stage 1

Welcome back! We have lots of exciting things happening this half term in years 1and 2. We have lots of great learning to do, with year one’s topic being ‘A Toy’s Story’ and year two’s topic being ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.

Year 1

This half term in year 1 we will be looking at the features of a story and using the text ‘Lost in the Toy Museum’ to write a recount in English. We will begin writing simple sentences focusing on capital letters and full stops.

In Science we will be looking at the weather and seasons, and then learning about the properties of different materials.

In RE we will be learning about Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita.

In Art we will be creating some artwork linked to our topic of toys.

In Math this half term our focus will be on sorting objects, counting to 10 forwards and backwards and simple addition. This will include learning number bonds to and within 10.

Each class will have its own role play area where children can find and play with ‘Toys in the Attic’.

Year 2

In Year 2 this half term our inspiration will be ‘Where The Wild Things Are’.  We will be looking at the book and film and making comparisons before writing our own versions of the story. We will also be writing instructions, focusing on time connectives and imperative verbs.

In Science our topic is Animals Including Humans. We will also be looking at life cycles and healthy eating.

In PSHE we are focusing on our feelings and how our behavior affects people around us.

In Art we will be using different water colour techniques to create leaf collages

Further information regarding key dates for Year 1 and 2 will be provided closer to the time.  Please follow @foxfield on twitter to keep up to date with all the. current news and events.  Our twitter account gives you an insight into all the fantastic learning that happens at Foxfield, we tweet images of our work, quotes from children and short video clips.

In Year 1 and 2, pupils are able to change their reading book twice a week.  Please see individual class teachers to confirm which days. Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, and by giving children the opportunity to visit the local library to read about and research our topics. If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school and are looking forward to you joining us for our parent reading sessions every Thursday morning at 8.45am. It will be lovely to see you!

Additional dates for your diary:

Every Thursday in your child’s classroom at 8.45: Reading with parents.

Please look out for letters regarding events and trips 2 weeks prior to them for more details.

Homework for this half term will focus on activities based around each year group’s topic. The homework works on a point based system, where each piece of homework is worth a set amount of points. The more challenging or length the piece of work is, the more points it is worth. The idea is that children try and do as many pieces of homework as they can to get the most points.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.

To see some images of what we have been learning please click here

Please click here to see the homework set for your child and also ways to help you child at home.

If you have any questions about Key Stage one, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Ms James, our phase leader for Key Stage one.