Welcome to Thinkers 2019 - 2020
A BIG welcome to the Year 1 and Year 2 Thinkers class webpage!
We are going to have so much fun this term. We are going to be super scientists and will be learning about animals and how they are able to survive. Now that we are ready for more learning after the summer holidays, we will be diving into our big question:
What do you think a Eureka classroom looked like when the school opened in 1959?
We are so excited to start our learning. We will be looking at the history of education and how it has evolved over the years, especially in the 1990s.
Please meet your amazing helpers this year:
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 Tuesday morning starting this week (Tuesday 10th September) so please pop in between 8:45 - 9:00am to see what your child is learning.
Week in review:
A fantastic week in Thinkers with us getting prepared ready for our Harvest Festival next week. We have started our English unit focussing on labels, captions and lists. We have been learning about how to use commas in a list, and also to improve our descriptive vocabulary choices. In maths, Year 1 are investigating numbers up to 10 by using the addition and subtraction, and year 2 are working with finding fact families. See you all on Monday!
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.