Welcome to Class 2!
Miss Berry is our teacher and Miss Byers is our teaching assistant who helps us every morning. Mrs Johnson teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon.
This half term our PE lessons will be on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings. On a Thursday afternoon we will be doing gymnastics at Penrith Lesiure Centre and children need to wear normal school PE kit for this. On a Friday morning we will be having Action Ants teach us a range of skills ranging from ball skills through to fencing. Please make sure all children have a plain white t-shirt and shorts for their indoor PE along with clean trainers.
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 alternative stories and what is needed to make a good story.
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 on a Friday and we always challenge ourselves to beat our last score.
In science, our focus this half term is all about the weather, the seasons and starting to look at plants. We will be looking closely at the weather and matching correct clothing to the different seasons and weather patterns. We will start to go on a hunt round school to look for different wild and planted plants and start to label and classify these.
Our Topic this term is 'Around the World'. This half term we will be learning about the 7 continents and countries within these. We will be comparing the similarities and differences between different cultures. We will also be locating the different continents on a map and when looking at the continent Africa, we will be looking in more detail at Ankoma.
Spellings and times tables tests will be done in class every Friday. The children will complete spelling tests in their blue spelling books and times table tests will be stuck in their times tables books once completed. These books will come home but must be back in school every Friday. The spellings 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.
Maths homework will be given out on a Friday and will need to be completed and in school by the following Thursday in orange homework books.
Remember to read for 5 minutes every night/morning to an adult to get stickers on our reading reward chart! When children get to every 10 stickers on their chart they get to pick a prize from the prize box! Happy reading!