Class Teacher - Mrs Pyman

Teaching Assistant - Patrick

Term 2 Newsletter
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As the sun sets on one year and a new one begins, we welcome you to 2023 and Term 2 in Chiradzulu Class. We wish you love and laughter and another term of great learning!

We finished off Term 1, with our Christmas Polar Express week! Such a fun week with plenty of Christmas activities which included Chiradzulu Chefs with Christmas cookies, a ride on Polar Express to the North Pole,  building reading dens to read our favourite Christmas stories and constantly being on the lookout for the naughty elf, Jingle!


This term we will continue with writing simple stories, using our imagination more and trying to make our writing more exciting by using adjectives and great connectives. Emphasis will be on correct punctuation and neat presentation, keeping our letters on the line and remembering finger spaces between words. One of our core reading texts is Jack and the Beanstalk. We will compare the traditional tale with Jasper's beanstalk and Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. In Phonics we will continue with Phase 3 and 4, focusing on digraphs and trigraphs. We love practising our spellings in pudding! 


This term we are focusing on addition and subtraction within 20, using a number of strategies such as counting on, the number line, counters and the 100 square. We are learning about place value namely tens and ones. We will consolidate number bonds to 20, doubles and near doubles and work on improving the speed of our mental maths. 


Our topic this term is " How does your garden grow?' and Marvellous Materials after half term.  We are loving investigating how things grow, the parts of a plant and their uses, the lifecycle of a plant and plants that we eat. We went on a plant hunt around the school grounds to see how many plants we could identify. We were amazed at where we found some plants growing!  We are carrying out simple scientific experiments and we loved science week where we got to spend the whole week carrying out fun activities linked to our topic. We ended science week with creating funky fruit faces - we enjoyed eating our creations afterwards.

Lessons, laughter and some learning too!