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Mrs Heald's Class Newsletter

Autumn Term 1

Message from the teachers:

Welcome back, we hope you have all had a lovely summer break and the children are excited to be joining us back at school. We begin this term with the topic The Gruffalo which we cannot wait.


We would like to wish a warm welcome to Miss Isbell who will join us this year to train to be a teacher. We hope she enjoys her time with us all at Homefields. 


During this term the children will have the opportunity to vote in a new class council member, we'll be celebrating Harvest and Diwali. As well as this we will be sending out a letter to invite you to your child's Gruffalo Tea Party - we will let you know more information via Class Dojo. 


Class Dojo has been updated. If you are unable to see your child's page or our class page please come and speak to a member of staff. 


We hope all of the children have a fantastic first term with us and we cannot wait to discuss and celebrate their achievements with you during Parents meetings. 


This term's learning:




This term we begin our unit Investigating number systems. The children will be practicing their number skills, making numbers in a variety of ways and using different equipment e.g tens and ones, money, counters. 

They will be using the language tens and ones to discuss the place value of the number and which is greater or less. 

As well of this we will be practicing our counting skills both in 1's forwards and backwards and 2's, 5's and 10's for our Year 2 children. 


This term's learning:


Our first topic is 'Labels, lists and posters'. We'll be creating interesting labels for our Gruffalo characters using adjectives and expanded noun phrases. As well as this the children will be planning their Gruffalo Tea Party by making lists of ingredients for the food, making posters to let everyone know when the party is and where and investigating signs and their purposes within school. 




This term’s learning:


The Gruffalo


DT - The children will be designing and creating a moving picture by collaging the forest scene and then adding spinners, flaps and wheels to unveil the different characters. 

They'll be making food for the Gruffalo tea party and carefully measuring out ingredients and using kitchen tools remembering to be hygienic. 


Art - We'll explore printing to create different characters footprints, weaving using forest colours to make our place mats for the feast and painting and collaging the story characters.


Geography - We'll be mapping out the forest to help the Gruffalo make his way home but using directional language and co-ordinates. The children will use geographical words to describe where the Gruffalo lives. 


Important Dates

9th Sept - Return to school

10th Sept - 9am Parents meeting. Please sign in at the office first. 

19th Sept - Individual Photographs

1st Oct- Harvest Festival Assembly - Year 2 parents welcome 

2nd Oct - School Council Voting 

w/b 21st Oct -Parents Meetings - letters will be handed out to confirm dates.