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Welcome to Class 2!

Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely Summer break and are ready and raring to go!

We have lots of fun and exciting activities planned!

 

A little bit about Class 2:

Miss Berry is our teacher and Miss Byers will be joining us as our teaching assistant.    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 story telling and sequencing stories, writing invitations and party menus and writing a recount of an activity we will be doing.  

 

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 - in particular length and height of objects.  We will also be developing our problem solving skills in a range of practical activities.  

 

Science:

Our science this half term is looking at plants.  We will be looking at different leaves, how trees and plants change and grow over time and also how they change with the different seasons.  We will also be looking closely at the four seasons and look for similarities and differences between these across the year.  

 

PE:

Our PE this half term we will be doing basic move sessions once a week and also forest school sessions once a week.  For basic moves please ensure that your child has with them full indoor and outdoor kit with them including trainers.  Hopefully we will do PE sessions outside if the weather is good.

For forest school sessions, please ensure your child has with them a pair of long trousers you don't mind get muddy, over trousers, warm jumper and a coat that you don't mind getting muddy.  We will be doing all forest school sessions outside whatever the weather! Miss Berry will send a reminder email to parents about forest school sessions with the dates.  

Please make sure normal school PE kits are in school everyday.  

 

Topic:

Our topic this term is 'Our Local Area'.  We will be looking at maps of the local area, going on a local walk using a map to try and find specific places within Morland, looking at different types of houses that people live in and what are most popular in our local area and also looking at the difference between urban and rural areas.  We will also be linking our topic to compare our local area to that with our links in Ankoma, Ghana and look for similarities and differences. 

 

Design Technology:

Our technology this term is food technology.  We will be making several yummy treats that the children will mostly bring home to share with their family.  Children will be in groups where they will have to read a recipe, weigh out ingredients and follow the recipe in order to make each dish.   

 

Art:

This term our art will focus on improving our drawing skills.  We will start off by drawing simple portraits of ourselves and each other and then look more closely at how we can improve and add more detail to these.  We will also look at the difference between realistic and abstract portraits and look at the artist Picasso and have a go at drawing in his abstract style.  

 

Religious Education:

This half term we are looking at the religious faith, Christianity.  We will be looking at different stories from the Bible that shows that Jesus was kind to everyone.  We will be looking at the Bible stories to help use think and reflect on how we are kind to our friends and family.  

 

Computing:

This half term in our computing sessions we will be looking logging on to PurpleMash independently.  We will also be using the program '2logo' within PurpleMash to create coded patterns.  Children will learn how to enter commands to move and turn in specific directions to get object from A to B.  

 

Music:
This half term we will look South African style music with a song called 'Hands, Feet, Heart'.  We will be learning to sing a new song, play instruments, learn some simple dimensions of music such as pulse and rhythm and listen and appraise different styles of South African music.  

 

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 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 10s, 2s and 5 times-tables tests and will have access to mathematical resources to help them 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. 
  • 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.  
  • Guided reading (not for the first few weeks) - 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 completed in the subsequent 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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