Welcome to Class Two
I hope you have all had a good Easter break and enjoyed a little more freedom than has previously been allowed.
The class have adjusted brilliantly to being back in school and are settling back into the rules, routines and pace of learning. They've made a fantastic start to their Outward Bound sessions and these will continue for the beginning of the Easter term.
Our focus for the remainder of year 2 will be to ensure children are secure in the core areas of learning needed to progress to the KS2 curriculum.
In English, we will base our learning on a variety of texts around our theme of home. Our first focus text will be "Where the wild things are" by Maurice Sandak.
In Mathematics we will be revisiting the four operations and ensuring children are secure in their place value knowledge.
Although we will be working hard at core subjects, our curriculum will remain broad and balanced. Our topic for Summer is home, we will be looking at how children's toys have changed over time, animal habitats and how plants grow. We will also be doing cricket in PE.
Our Science topic is animals including humans, focusing on lifecycles and survival. We will look at a healthy diet and exercise and will be making some simple dishes.
Our PE focus for the new term will be dance. Sessions will continue to be on Mondays and Wednesdays and will take place outside unless absolutely necessary. Where indoor sessions are required these will take place in the hall with windows open to ensure the space is well ventilated.
In computing, we will begin looking at algorithms using the iPads and Bee Bots.
Spelling, Literacy and numeracy homework will be given on Friday and should be completed. Homework is to be completed on SeeSaw, children do not need to hand in spellings homework as this is to prepare them for their spelling test on Fridays.
We encourage children to read as often as possible at home to an adult, as this will be a great support to the development of their literacy skills. Children who read regularly at home make more rapid progress in all subjects. We have a “three times a week” reading challenge in our class to encourage reading at home. Children who read three times will receive a dojo and those who read five or more times will receive a super reader certificate and three dojos.
If you have any questions, please send me a message on See Saw, or contact the office to arrange an appointment.
Mrs J. Tyson