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. We are joined this half term by Miss Pollock who is a teaching student from the University of Cumbria.
This half term our PE lessons will be on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. In PE we will be looking at ball skills and dance. 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 detailed story starters and stories and information research and information leaflets based on another culture.
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 'animals and living things'. We will be comparing different animals and classifying 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!