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Class 2  

Welcome to Class 2!

 

 

A little bit about Class 2:

Miss Berry is our teacher and Miss Byers is 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 describing a story setting, looking at a problem within a story and finding a resolution.  We will also be having a go at writing our own stories including these elements of story writing.  Our first story we will be focusing on is ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling.  

 

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 comparing and measuring mass.  We will also be developing our problem solving skills in a range of practical activities.  

 

Science:

Our science this half term is looking at animals.  We will be looking at how animal bodies are different, how different animals move and what types of food they eat. 

 

PE:

Our PE this half term will be Action Ants and Hockey.  Please make sure that both indoor and outdoor PE kits, including trainers, are in school on a Monday and they will be sent home on a Friday.

 

Topic:

Our topic this term is 'Around the World'.  We will be following our friend Buddy the Bee as he visits different parts of the world.  We will be learning about the different continents and oceans along the way.  

 

Design Technology:

Our technology this term is fabrics and learning ways in which we can join materials.  We will be learning and testing out which materials are best for us to use and what the best ways are to join these materials when making our fabric faces.  

 

Art:

In art this term we will be looking at the famous artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.  We will be learning who he was and why he became a famous artist and recreating some of his artwork.  

 

Religious Education:

This half term we are looking at the religious faith, Christianity.  We will be looking at the what Christians believe God is like.  We will be looking at different stories from the Bible showing examples of God being loving and forgiving and how Christians put their beliefs into practice through worship.  In particular, we will be looking closely at the Lost Son parable.

 

Computing:

This half term in our computing sessions we will be looking at internet safety.  We will be using Jessie and friends to help us learn how to stay safe when on computers and the internet.   

 

Music:
This half term we will look at Reggae music with a song called ‘Zootime’.  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 Reggae 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 - 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.  
  • 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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