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Welcome to Starlings class! 

Welcome to our class which is made up of Year 1 and 2 children.


Welcome back - Autumn term 1!


This term our main topic is "Africa". This is a Geography based topic that enables the children to make comparisons between the climate and geography of different countries. 


In Literacy, we will be exploring different genres of writing, including information texts and stories linked to our topic. We will be having a big push on improving our handwriting, ensuring it is neat and letters are formed correctly. Year 2's will begin to learn how to join letters to become fluent in cursive handwriting by the end of the year. 


In Reading we will be learning our phonics sounds to enable us to sound words out loud and blend them back together. We do this by following the Read Write Inc scheme, where we learn the sounds in small groups. 



This half term we will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction. We do this by using practical resources to help us to understand the concept of number. If you would like further information about how to support your child with this at home please pop into school. 


PE is mainly on Thursdays and Fridays, but this may vary, so please ensure PE kits are in school for the whole week. 


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate contact Mrs Cross (Class Teacher). 

Thank you 

Starlings Team



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