Welcome to the Spring Term in FS2 with
Mrs. Lowry, Mrs. Whitehead-Price, Mrs Wootton & Mrs Bentley.
I would like to offer a warm welcome back after the Christmas holidays and take this chance to wish you all a very happy New Year!
This term we will be learning all about farms with our topic, “Do Cows Drink Milk?” The children will be thinking about questions they want to find the answers to, as well as learning how we can use non-fiction books and the internet to find these answers. Ask them for facts about animals found on a farm! See our knowledge organiser for our top ten key facts we will be learning.
The children are always enthusiastic and ready to learn new things. The support you give both the children and school are greatly appreciated and essential for your child to succeed. It is with this support that children really excel and achieve their full potential.
Over the next few weeks the children will be learning all about non-fiction books, as well as the following stories: Little red hen, Rosie’s walk and farmer Duck. In addition we will also learn about traditions celebrated throughout this time of year: Chinese New Year, Mother’s Day and Easter. They will be making models, drawing pictures, tasting Chinese food, writing stories and much more.
After half term, the children will start to bring home a small amount of maths homework every week, this will be something you can do together to improve the children’s basic counting skills. The children are still expected to read at home four times a week. Thank you to everyone who has done this, please remember to write in your child’s reading diaries if you listen to your child read, as they are rewarded in school for reading at home. The gradual build up of homework is intended to make a smoother transition into year one next year.
Just a few reminders:
Once again, thank you to all of you for helping your children settle so well last term, and for supporting us and them in their learning.