Welcome to Thinkers 2020 - 2021
Everything is up and ready, and we have now started the Autumn term. We have welcomed all of you back into class and continued to see you progress with your learning. Our focus this half term will our 'recovery' curriculum, which is vital to ensure all of you feel 'safe, happy and comfortable' back at school and we can support your mental health and well-being throughout.
Mr Thompson and Mrs Parker.
Important Information and Dates:
School for Thinkers begins at 9:00am each morning. Please enter the car park with your child and walk past Adventurers' classroom before dropping them off on the Junior playground where you will be met by myself or Mrs Parker. Then continue out of the main gate. This will be the same process for the end of the day (3:15pm) where you will collect your child off the playground.
PE will be taking place on a Monday and Thursday this term so please make sure your child has their PE kit in school and earrings out if they can not take it out themselves.
Week in review:
A great, but tiring, first full week back into Year 1 and 2. We have been working hard getting back into our routines and starting our proper lessons with phonics, maths (numbers up to 10 - Y1, and numbers to 100 - Y2) and english (basic grammar with adjectives and conjunctions). Thank you to all parents for their support in making each day a smooth transition and getting your children to school on time. Over the next week we will be sending out logins for Google Classroom, so please check and make sure you can login.
Reading and Home Learning
Reading at home and sharing a book with your child is really important! Your child should spend around 10-15 minutes each night sharing a book with you and then asking them questions based on their book. Why, How do you know and Explain are excellent questions to use to get your child really thinking about what they have read. See below as well for different questions you could be asking your child.
Your child will also bring home spellings every half term, covering all of the weeks, which they will need to practise ready for their spelling test each Monday. Other home learning, includes Maths and English activities which will focus on pre-learning activities to support them ready for their learning the next week, from the learning they missed out on the previous year. These will be shared on Google Classroom on a Tuesday and this needs to be completed and returned by Monday of the following week.
Harvest Festival 2020:
This year's Harvest Festival has centered around the theme 'Golden Wonder'. In Thinkers we have been discussing how wonderful all of the fruit and vegetables are, and which ones we enjoy eating. We then linked this to the crisp 'Golden Wonder' and the different flavours available. The children had to come up with their own new flavour and design a new crisp packet to advertise this. Some extended this and explained their choice.