Welcome to Class 2!
Welcome back! Miss Berry is our teacher and Mrs Johnson teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon. We are very lucky to have Miss Byers as our full time teaching assistant.
This half term our PE lessons will be on a Wednesday and a Thursday afternoon. We will be doing ball skills with Mrs Johnson and developing our throwing and catching skills. On a Thursday we will be going to gymnastics at Penrith Leisure Centre. All being well we will be doing PE outside this half term but due to the Cumbrian weather this may not always be the case. Please make sure that children have a full outdoor and indoor kit with them in school at all times.
This half term in English we will be focusing on writing in the style of famous authors. We will be looking a several authors and will be writing our own creative stories.
Maths lessons will see us developing our knowledge about number and place value, addition ad subtraction facts, money and properties of shapes. Maths lessons are always very busy and the children work extremely hard! Every week we have our 'Big Maths Beat That' test and we always challenge ourselves to beat our last score.
We will be looking at different materials and their properties in our science lessons this half term. We will be looking for similarities and differences and investigating which materials are best to make a teabag!
In Topic this term we are looking at 'Famous People’. We will be looking at different inventors this half term and seeing if we can make our own inventions. We are really excited to be looking at what amazing inventions people thought of that are still widely used today. After half term we will be researching famous people who have helped in medicine and looking after people.
Spellings and times tables tests will be done in class every Friday. The spellings for each half term are available at the bottom of our class page under the heading 'Spellings'. All spellings link to phonic lessons that the children have each day. Children know which spelling group they are in.
Maths homework will be given out on a Thursday and will need to be completed and in school by the following Tuesday in orange homework books.
Guided reading homework is given out weekly after guided reading sessions. All homework needs to be completed in orange homework books and in school for the following guided reading session.
Remember to read for 5 minutes every night/morning to an adult.