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Thursday 9th & Friday 10th January 2020 - Mrs Donoghue

Class 2 Kudus
For week beginning: 6th January 2020

I’m writing this before we break up for Christmas so if you are really keen and have read it early, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and if you are reading this in January, Happy New Year!

We had a fabulous Autumn Term and I’m really looking forward to another term teaching your enthusiastic and willing children.  As usual, we have a lot planned!  Our topic up until February half term is ‘Fabulously Famous’ and I am planning on covering quite a few famous people who have had an impact on the world as it is today.

We have two parent information sessions in week one; Tuesday 7th January and Thursday 9th January.  Please check the newsletter for timings.

All the best, 




Our English lessons with be linked with History throughout this term.  We will start our Fabulous Famous topic by identifying people from the past and present and discussing how they became famous and the impact their actions have on the world as it is today.  Florence Nightingale will be taking centre stage this week so be prepared – the conditions in hospitals during her time were not nice but the children love talking about them!

Reading Comprehension

Florence Nightingale remains our focus for our reading comprehension activity – the children will be answering a range of questions including having a go at writing some of their own!

Reading – individual and group reading

As well as reading comprehension, we will be having daily reading sessions where the children will either read on their own, to an adult, or to a small group of peers.


Spellings are back!  I will give you a little time to settle back into the routine, therefore I will test all children on the spellings on page 12 (ey) on Friday 17th January. 


We finished the year with multiplication and will be starting the New Year with multiplication!  We will be focusing on using arrays (displaying objects in rows and columns) and writing two corresponding multiplication sentences, e.g. 3 x 4 and 4 x 3 thus starting to understand commutative law.  We will be starting our sessions with ‘number of the day’ where children represent the number in a range of ways – such as bar models, part/whole model, tally chart and number lines.


Our unit this term is The Gospel – exploring the question - What kind of world did Jesus want? Children will be exploring the statement ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ and what that actually means!  This will be linked with the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf and how this story makes people stop and think!    


A New Year and a new unit!  This term, our focus is Gymnastics.  We will start by practising balancing on one leg and moving elegantly from one position to another!