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Welcome to Class 2!

 

 

A little bit about Class 2:

Miss Berry is our teacher and Miss Hart and Mrs Henson are our teaching assistants.  Miss Anderton teaches us on a Wednesday morning and Mrs Johnson teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon.  We also have Mrs Walsh who comes and teaches us some French.  Miss Byers is currently off on maternity leave.  

 

English:

In English this half term we will be looking at understanding the purpose of labels and captions, researching and writing our own information leaflets and producing a travel booklet on Great Britain.  We will be using our learning of labels and captions within our information leaflets and booklets. 

 

Mathematics:

In our math lessons we will be focusing on developing our understanding of place value, improving our addition and subtraction skills, looking at properties of shapes and looking at measurement.  We will also be developing our problem solving skills in a range of fun and practical activities.  

 

Science:

Our science this half term is all about our changing world and habitats.  We will be exploring different habitats and will be looking at the British Naturalist and explorer, Steve Backshall.  

 

PE:

For PE this half term we are very excited to be having weekly Razzmatazz session this half term.  We will also be looking at developing our skills in co-ordination, throwing and catching.  PE will take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons but please ensure a full indoor and outdoor PE is in school all week.  Children need to have trainers for PE sessions.  PE kits will be sent home on a Friday to be washed ready for the following week. 

 

Topic:

Our topic this term is 'Great Britain'.  We will be learning about the seven different continents and will be able to locate Great Britain on the map.  We be looking at the different countries that make up Great Britain and look more closely at their capital cities.  We will also be exploring our local area and compare this with a small rural village in Ghana, Anokma which we have very close links with.  We will be looking at similarities and differences between the 2 rural areas.  

 

Design Technology:

This half term we will be doing food technology.  We will learn how to be careful when making food dishes and will, under close supervision, be preparing and cooking up some delicious treats.  Keep an eye out for pictures showing the wonderful dishes we will create!   

 

Art:

In art this term we will be looking at the artist, Wassily Kandinsky and creating an object and decorating it in his style.  Keep your eyes peeled for our creations!

 

Religious Education:

This half term we are looking at the religious faith, Christianity.  We will be focusing on 'Who made the World' and recalling some parts of the story from Genesis 1.  We will also look more closely at the seven days of creation and understand why God wants his world looking after. 

 

Computing:

This half term in our computing sessions we are looking at programming and in particular looking at what an 'event' is within computer programming.  We will be looking at different algorithms and using Beebots and online soft-wares to help us explore and design our own programming algorithms.   We will be using Jessie and friends to help us learn how to stay safe when on computers and the internet.   

 

 

Spellings

Every Friday morning we will do a spelling test.

The children will have 8 spellings which 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 children will have the same 4 high frequency words for 2 weeks before they change to a new set.

 

The spellings are attached at the bottom of the class page under spellings and then under their year 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.

 

Times-tables:

The children will complete a times tables test on a Friday morning.  

They will work through their 10s before moving on to their 2s and then on to their 5s.  Children will start with times tables in order, then move on to time tables muddled up before moving on to the division facts for each times table.  The children can use the safe and fun online site 'Times-table Rockstars (TTRS)' to practice their current times-tables. 

For children just wanting to practice multiplication facts on TTRS you will need to go to 'single player' then 'jamming' and then select 'multiplication only' otherwise you will get a selection of multiplication and division questions.  

 

 

 

 

Homework:

  • Reading - Children should continue to read for at least 5 minutes every day.  
  • Mathematics - Children will have a math homework sheet, which is linked to the work they have been doing that week in class.  This will be uploaded to Google Classroom on a Friday where they should complete this and submit back to Google Classroom for the following Friday.  
  • Spellings and times-tables - your child should continue to practice their weekly spellings and times-tables.  These can be done either on paper or on 'Spelling shed' and 'TTRS'.
  • Guided reading *STARTING AFTER OCTOBER HALF TERM*- Children will have a guided reading activity set on a Wednesday on Google Classroom. This should be completed and submitted back to Google Classroom for the following Wednesday.  We will be looking at some of the homework completed in the subsequent lesson.  

 

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