St. Mary´s CE (A) First School

Learning to love, loving to learn
Tigers

Welcome to Tigers!  

The Teacher is Mrs Killeen.  There are two Teaching Assistants - Mrs Stone will support learning every day and Mrs Lewis in the mornings.  The children are in Year 2 and will enjoy lots of opportunities to learn and play, both outside and inside. As we settle back into life at St Mary’s after the last few months, we will support the children to become independent learners and develop their personal and social skills. We will make sure we look after each other and be aware of our safety and our well-being . We love to be kind and helpful, just like the Good Samaritan.

Reading

Children are expected to read regularly at home with an adult.  Our class target is to read every night and read two books each week. Reading books will be changed on Fridays. Please ask your child questions about what they have read and encourage them to make predictions about what might happen. Please sign the Reading Diaries to show teachers that the children have read their books.  

Maths

At St Mary's we teach maths through the Power Maths scheme of work. Instant recall of number facts is an important part of being a good mathematician, so each term we focus on a KIRF target (Key Instant Recall Facts). The children need to practise these facts regularly so they can answer them each within a 6 second time frame without using their fingers to calculate. Each week they will be given a timed test on these number facts; the tests are sent home so that they can show you their results and complete extra practice if necessary. 

 

Autumn 1 Target: Number bonds to 20

KIRF Test Greens and Reds: Tuesday

KIRF Test Blues and Purples: Friday

 

TT (Times Table)Rockstars

It is the government's expectation that by the end of Year 4 the children can recall all their times table facts to x12, and recall them within 6 seconds. By the end of Year 2, the children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts for x2, x5 and x10.  Regular practise on TT rockstars at home will ensure the children become more confident and quicker at recalling their number facts...and it's fun!

TT Rockstars Progress check:  Each week we will look at the leaderboard and reward children who have been on TT rockstars and made progress.

 

Spellings

The children learn 5 spellings each week in their spelling booklet. If two or more spellings are spelt incorrectly on test days, they must stay on this set before they move on. For every set they complete, they can colour part of the picture at the back of the spelling booklet.

Greens and Reds Test Day: Tuesday

Blues and Purples Test Day: Friday

Autumn 1 Curriculum

History: Toys and how they have changed over time
Geography: Weather patterns
Art: Piet Mondrian and Andy Warhol
DT:  Designing and making a Victorian toy
RE: God and the People of God
Science: Seasons
PSHE: Me and my school
English: Text 'Albert le Blanc' by Nick Butterworth
English Targets: To begin to write cursively (handwriting sheets will be sent home)
PE: Wednesday and Friday (please come to school in PE kit)

Playtime Toast Sales: If your child would like toast at playtime please send £1 in an envelope on Monday, which will cover the cost of toast for one week.