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Class 2

Welcome to Class 2

A little bit about Class 2:
Miss Berry is our teacher and Miss Elliott supports us for 2 hours every morning and 2 afternoons a week.  Miss Anderton teaches us on a Wednesday morning and Mrs Johnson and Madame Walsh teach us on a Wednesday afternoon. We are also joined this half term by Mr Gilby-Steadman who is on a teaching placement with us.  

 

English:
In English this half-term we will be looking at writing a range of questions to extend understanding, write short narratives in first person, continue to use a range of punctuation within sentences and start to use persuasive languge to write an effective persuasive letter.  

 

Mathematics:
In our math lessons we will be focussing on learning and developing our multiplication and division skills, position and direction and beginning to understand and recognise simple fractions.  We will also continue to develop our problem-solving skills in a range of fun and practical activities. 

 

Science:
Our science this half-term is all about seasons and plants.  We will be looking at the different parts of plants and learning about deciduous and evergreen trees. 

 

PE:
For PE this half-term the children will be going horse riding: Year 1 on a Monday afternoon and Year 2 on a Thursday afternoon.  The remining year group will have their other PE lesson on a Monday or Thursday where we will be looking at developing our throwing skills towards a target.  Children are to come to school in appropriate PE kit on Mondays and Thursdays.  

 

Geography:
Our topic this term is all about 'Around the World'.  In geography, we will be looking at studying hot and cold locations and learning about the continents and oceans.  

 

Design Technology:
This term we will be looking at textiles and making our very own fabric faces.  We will be looking at different sewing stitches and different materials to create different parts of our fabric faces.  Keep your eyes peeled for some pictures of our creations!  

 

Art:
In art this term we will be looking at three famous artists: Guiseppe Arcimboldo, Vincent Van Gough and Edward Tingatinga.  We will be creating some of our masterpieces in the same style as the three artists and learning why they created their unique and famous art work.  

 

Religious Education:
This half-term we will be discussing the key question: Why does Easter matter to Christians?
We will be looking at the at the Easter story and identifying different symbols and pictures that represent Easter and new beginnings.  We will also be leading the Easter Assembly down at Church on Thursday 28th March 2024 at 9:00am.

 

Computing:
This half-term we will be looking at internet safety and using Jessie and friends to help us learn how to keep safe online.  

Spellings:
Every Friday morning we will do a spelling test.
The spellings are attached at the bottom of the class page under ‘spellings’ and then under each year group for this half-term.
The spellings are also on ‘spelling shed’ where children can practice their spellings in a safe, fun and interactive way online. 

 

Times Tables:
The children will complete a times tables test on a Friday morning. 
They will work through their 10s before moving onto their 2s and on to their 5s.  Children will start with times tables in order (bronze level), then move on to times tables muddled up (silver level) before moving on to the division facts (gold level).  The children can use the fun and safe online site ‘Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS)’ to practice their current times tables. 
For children just wanting to practice multiplication facts on TTRS you will need to select ‘single player’, then ‘jamming’ and then select ‘multiplication only’ otherwise you will get a selection of both multiplication and division questions. 
 

Homework:

  • Reading – Children should continue to read for at least 5 minutes every day to an adult at home. 
  • 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 it back to Google Classroom for the following Friday.
  • Spellings and times tables – your child should continue to practice their weekly spellings and times tables.  These can be done either on paper writing them out, or on ‘spelling shed’ and ‘TTRS’.