Welcome to Thinkers 2019 - 2020
A BIG welcome back to 2020 to the Year 1 and Year 2 Thinkers class webpage!
Another hectic half term has now finished. Time has gone so quick this year and to think we are now half way through the academic year. Once we come back from our week off to recharge, our theme topic will focus on geography:
City comparison: How are Birmingham, UK and Birmingham, USA similar?
We are so excited to start our learning. We will be looking at what famous things there are in these areas and how the physical geography is different.
Mr Thompson, Mrs Parker and Mrs Edwards.
Important Information and Dates:
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.
Parent Mornings will take place every Thursday morning starting next week (Thursday 16th January) so please pop in between 8:45 - 9:00am to see what your child is learning.
Week in review:
Reading and Home Learning
Reading at home and sharing a book with your child is really important! Your child will be bringing a book home each night and we ask that you spend around 10-15 minutes each night sharing a book with your child 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. Your child will change their book when it is placed in the basket to be changed. They will also bring home a reading record book to fill in each time they read to you or another adult. This will need to be signed too. See below as well for different questions you could be asking your child.
Your child will also bring home spellings every week on a Monday and children need to practise their spellings ready for their spelling test the next Monday. Other home learning, includes Maths, English and Theme activities which will be given out on a Tuesday and this needs to be completed and returned to school by Monday of the following week.