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Mrs Heald's Class Newsletter

Autumn Term  2

Message from the teachers:

Welcome back.

We hope you all had a lovely break away and enjoyed all the many adventures you took part in. 

It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet with so many parents last term to celebrate your children settling into the new term and the progress they've made so far. 


Please see the main page for our skills grid and vocabulary lists for this term. 


This term's learning:



Year 2 

• recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive
and use related facts up to 100
• add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial
representations, and mentally, including:
- a two-digit number and ones
- a two-digit number and tens
- two two-digit numbers
- adding three one-digit numbers
• show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order
(commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot


Year 1 

*represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts
within 20
• add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including
• read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving
addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs


This term's learning:


We begin the term learning about the features of poems, reading, acting and reciting some of our favourite ones. The children will use their experiences from firework shows to collect language related to what they can see, smell, touch, taste and hear. Afterwards they'll plan and write their own poem. 


After poetry we move onto our next unit which is instructions. The  children will be reading, identifying the features of and creating their own instructions linked to road safety. We need to make sure that our class Ted knows the Green Cross Code. As Christmas activities begin we'll need to be reading and following instructions to create different crafts. 


Can you think of new and interesting words to use in your poetry this term?





This term’s learning:


Light and Dark


History - The children will be investigating the past using pictures, photographs and books. They'll re-enact the gunpowder plot to think about why people acted as they did in the past and what they chose to do. They'll order the events of the story to create a timeline. 

As well as this the children will be thinking about remembrance. Why we remember, what is remembered and how. The children will create their own poppies and take part in a mini-remembrance service. Throughout these units the children will be asking questions about the past, learning about important historical figures which have shaped a nations history. 


Art - We'll explore making fireworks using primary and secondary colours. The children will try different materials and objects to print fireworks and discuss which is their favourite and why. 

Important Dates

12th November - Anti-Bullying odd socks day

15th November - Children in Need

18th November - Road Safety Week

28th November - M & M Production

4th December - Xmas Play children back at 4.45 for a 5pm performance.

13th December - Xmas Jumper Day

18th December - party clothes worn  for FS2 & KS1 Xmas party

19th December - School closes for xmas break