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Welcome to Class 2!

Welcome back to the last half term before the summer holidays.  What a jam packed half term this will be!

 

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.

 

English:

In English this half term we will be looking at writing a range of recounts including a diary entry, newspaper reports and recounts.

 

Maths:

In our Maths lessons we will be focusing on developing our understanding of place value, improving our addition and subtraction skills, understanding time and developing our knowledge of multiplication and division facts.  We will also be developing our problem solving skills in a range of practical activities.  

 

Science:

Our Science this half term is looking at materials and making good choices when selecting materials to make things.  We will be carrying out some scientific investigations and testing out some different materials to see which materials make a good teabag! 

 

PE:

Our PE this half term is swimming.  We will be going swimming every afternoon for 2 weeks from Monday 21st June to Friday 2nd July.  Please make sure swimming kits are in every day during these 2 weeks.  Please also make sure PE kits are in school everyday as well.  

 

Topic:

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. 

 

Design Technology:

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. 

 

Art:

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.  

 

Religious Education:

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.   

 

Computing:

This half term in our computing sessions we will be looking at collecting and presenting data.  We will be using a simple pictogram or painting program to develop simple graphical awareness and one to one correspondence.  

 

Music:
This half term we will continue learning the recorder.  We have enjoyed learning the recorder so far and Miss Berry and Mrs Johnson are very impressed!   

 

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.  

 

Homework:

  • Reading - Children should continue to read for at least 5 minutes every day. 
  • Maths - Children will have a maths 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.  
  • Guided reading - Children will have a guided reading activity set on a Friday on Google Classroom. This should be completed and submitted back to Google Classroom for the following Friday.  We will be looking at some of the homework in the lesson.  
  • 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'.

 

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