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 Friday 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 - Spring 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
Homework Help - Reading
Autumn Term 1
Key Question - How have Explorers changed the word?
For this half term we are going to be focusing on Paddington, please follow this link to look at the story together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELdCaQfOF98
Class 2 - England and Peru
This half term we will be learning about:
History - Significant individuals - Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong
Geography / Science - Looking at and comparing life in the U.K. and Peru
DT and Cooking - Making a healthy pack lunch for Paddington
RE - Our focus will be on Christianity
P4C - Journeys and new beginnings
Could a dragon have started the great fire of London?
The books that we will be looking at this half term are Toby and the Great fire of London and the dragon machine.
What will we be learning?
- To identify similarities and differences between the past and present.
- To recognise that dates are used as markers of the past.
- To use a timeline to place important events.
- To give more than one effect of an event. I can give reasons why changes occurred.
- To understand how sources might differ.
- To recognise that certain objects can be made using different materials.
- To recognise that certain materials can be used for more than one purpose e.g. wood can be used for matches and floors.
- To identify the suitability of everyday materials for particular uses.
- To squash, bend, twist and stretch certain objects and describe how the material makes the shape change.
This half term we are looking at the question why is our world wonderful? And we are focussing on the country of Kenya. The book that we will be looking at this Half term is Lila and the secret of the rain.
What will we be learning?
- Kenya (comparing the U.K to life in Kenya).
- Animals including humans/ living things and their habitats.
- The human form.
- Recycling- how to look after our planet.