Welcome to Class 2!
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and are now ready and raring to go for our Summer term in Class 2!
A little bit about Class 2:
Miss Berry is our teacher and this term we are joined by Miss Smith who is a teaching student and will be joining us for the Summer term. Miss Byers helps on a Thursday and Friday morning for a couple of hours. Mrs Johnson teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon then we have Mrs Walsh who comes and teaches us some French.
In English this half term we will be looking at different types of poetry. As a class we will be learning a Victoria poem that we will hopefully record for you so keep an eye out for that! We will also be learning about the different styles of poetry including, colour poems, shape poems and rhyming poems. We will display some of our poems and upload them to the bottom of this page so you can see our amazing work!
In our Maths lessons we will be focusing on developing our understanding of place value, improving our addition and subtraction skills, looking at position and direction, developing our knowledge of multiplication and division facts, measurement specifically looking at length and height and temperature (for year 2). We will also be developing our problem solving skills in a range of practical activities.
Our Science this half term is looking at how we can take care of ourselves and keep ourselves happy and healthy. We will be looking the different groups of foods that we needs to eat and look at the importance of exercise to keep us fit and healthy. We will also be looking at how we can help look after our teeth. We will recap how important it is to brush our teeth every day and visit the dentist regularly to help us look after them.
Our PE this half term is athletics. We will be doing a range of activities to help improve our athletic skills.
PE kits will be sent home every Friday night but please make sure that they are returned on Monday mornings.
Our topic this term is 'Victorians'. We will be looking into the life of Queen Victoria, what schools were like in the Victorian era and comparing them to how they are now. We will be looking at the life of children in Victorian times and what they did and where they lived.
Our design technology this half term is looking at mechanisms: sliders and levers. We will be making a product, linked to our topic theme, that involves the use of sliders and levers.
We will be looking at an Victorian artist and learning all about him and what his art style was and why he became famous. We will be recreating some of his work in our art lessons. Keep your eyes peeled for pictures at the bottom of this page.
Mrs Johnson will be teaching us RE on a Wednesday afternoon and this term we are looking at the religious faith, Judaism. We will be learning about 2 celebrations that the Jewish community observe and what they do in preparation for these.
This half term in our computing sessions we will be looking 'presentation' and how we can use different multimedia and computer programs to present information. We will be looking using a range of text, pictures and sounds to help enhance our work.
This half term we will be looking at a song called 'Your Imagination' . We will learn to sing the song and continue to listen and appraise a range of songs talking about what we like and don't like about then. We will use the glockenspiels and play these alongside our song 'Your Imagination'.
Spellings & Times-tables:
Every Friday morning we will do a spelling test and a times-table test.
Most of the spellings will be based on a phonic sound or spelling pattern that the children will have learnt or recapped the same week along with some high frequency words that the children will need to learn. The spellings are attached at the bottom of the class page under spellings and then under their year group / phonic group for this half term.
The spellings are also on the 'spelling shed' website so the children can practice their spellings in a safe, fun and interactive way online.
The children will work through a range of 2s, 5s and 10 times-tables tests and will have access to mathematical resources to help if needed. The children can use the safe and fun online site 'Times-table Rockstars' to practice their current times-tables.