Welcome to Class 2!
Welcome back after the summer holidays!
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 Monday and Thursday afternoons. In PE we will be looking at developing our throwing and catching skills and learning to play Quick Sticks. 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 labels and captions, writing lists, letters and brochures and story writing. We will also be looking at Christmas poetry and having a go at writing some acrostic poems based on the Christmas theme.
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.
In science, our focus this half term is all about 'plants'. We will be looking at how leaves change throughout the seasons, what flowers we can find throughout the year and how plants grow and change over time.
Our Topic this term is 'Our Local Area'. We will also be learning a little bit about the life of Lady Anne Clifford and her connections to the local area. Keep an eye in class at our envelope village that we will be creating after our walk.
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 Thursday and will need to be completed and in school by the following Tuesday in orange homework books.
Remember to read for 5 minutes every night/morning to an adult to get stickers on our reading reward chart!