Welcome to Class 2
Welcome to our class page where you can find out about all the fun and exciting things we have been doing. We enjoy learning lots of new things in class 2. We always ask lots of questions and are very enthusiastic about our learning. We are also a very helpful class and we always try and help out our friends which make class 2 a wonderful place to learn. The staff working with your child this year will be Miss Booth and Mrs Turner.
PE: Please can you make sure that your child brings in their PE kit on a Monday and that it is left in school for the week. Children’s PE includes black shorts, a white T-shirt and either trainers or plimsols.
Reading at home: Please can you make sure that you read with your child at home for a short time every day and make sure this is recorded in their reading diaries.
Homework: Homework is set on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. Your child will also need to practise their times tables and spellings as they will have a test every Wednesday. There will also be creative homework at the beginning of every half term whereby the children will need to complete all tasks by a specific date (see homework books for more details). Please can you make sure you sit with your child and support them with this.
Swimming - Autumn Term: Class 2 will be going swimming every Thursday afternoon during the Autumn term until the Christmas holidays in December. Girls will need to wear a one piece swimming costume. They will also need their hair tied up and any jewellery removed. A swimming hat is also recommended. Boys will need tight wearing trunks. Swimming shorts below the knee will not be allowed. All children will need to bring a towel, goggles are not needed.
Please read every day with your child and write this in their diary. Your child will bring a book home in their folder from their tag. We enjoy regular visits to the library and would love you to join us so that you can choose extra books for your child to enjoy. We have reading prizes for the 3 children who have read the most during each half term.
Maths - Your child will need to practise their times tables. There will be a weekly test.
Spellings - Each week your child will receive a list of spellings to learn at home. Please practise them regularly with your child. They will be tested every week please check your child’s spelling book to see how they have done.
Creative homework - this will be sent home at the start of every half term. Please select one activity to complete each week.
If you require any help or advice please come and see me at the beginning or end of the school day.
Non-Negotiables for Year 2
Spring Term 2:
Our big question this half term will be:
How has Nottingham changed?
We will focus on looking at:
Medieval Nottingham and Kings and Queens in the past (we will be making catapults in design and technology and we will also be having a medieval banquet.
We will also be looking at map skills and how to read different maps.
Spring Term 1
This term our big topic question is
What would you find in the woods today?
And we will be having a focus on fairy tales looking in particular at the book Evie in the wild wood. Please see link below:
We will be learning about:
- History- kings queens and castles.
- Science- Habitats
- Art- woodland art creating collages
- P4C- Do animals have feelings.
Autumn term 2
For this half term we are going to be focussing on Paddington please follow the link to look at the story together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELdCaQfOF98
This half term we will be learning about:
Science- Looking at animals and humans, exercise, healthy eating, habitats and plants.
Geography- Looking at London, the U.K and comparing life here to Peru.