Year 1 & 2

Teacher: Miss Jade Pimm
Teaching Assistant: Kelly Kilpin (Monday – Thursday) Mrs Abigail Strange (Monday – Friday AM) Caroline Burgess (Friday)

Welcome back to a new term in Poplar Class!  
If you would like to talk to us at any time please do not hesitate to send me an email on the class email poplar.3260@st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk or book a phone call appointment with the office at a convenient time.

Topic

We are excited about sharing our learning with you on our class page. This term we are going to be exploring the UK. Please take a look through our unit plan and our class news to keep you updated with our learning this term.

Term 3A

For this summer term, please can your child have a named hat and water bottle in school. We will be taking part in some outdoor learning however you do not need ‘Outdoor Explorer’ clothes, we will let you know if this changes! We have started to plan an outdoor trip for Poplar at the end of this term linked to our learning about microhabitats and living things in science, letters and information about this will be sent out shortly. 
Finally, something new and exciting for Poplar this term… we will be having Ukulele lessons! 

Reading

Reading practice is essential to develop decoding, understanding and enjoyment of books. Please keep sharing books as well as hearing your child read regularly.  By sharing and discussing books with your child at home this improves their reading and the comprehension of the texts that they share with you as well as being a great time to share together.  We have reading records and bookmarks for every child so please make sure you sign these every time your child reads to you, these will be checked and comments will be written by staff as well when we hear your child read. 

Spellings/homework

Children will continue to receive spellings/ phonics sounds to practise each week. Please support your child to practise their spellings at home in preparation for Spelling tests on Mondays. We will also send out our homework menu full of activities you may like to complete at home during the first week of term. Homework will either be sent on paper or accessible via Google Classroom, please let me know if you would like to change this. 

PE kits

Children will be doing PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Your child should have their PE kit in school all week as it may be necessary to change days unexpectedly.  Your child’s PE kit MUST include plimsolls or trainers. Many PE lessons will be outside so please also make sure that your child has a t-shirt, shorts and/or tracksuit bottoms and a jumper for PE. Please make sure all items are named.
Please also make sure long hair is tied back and if your child has earrings they must either put tape (which you should provide) over their earrings for the PE session or be able to take out their own earrings.

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