Welcome to Class Two
I hope you have all had a restful Christmas and have enjoyed the break.
We’ve come to the end of a successful and happy autumn term and the class have settled well into the rules and routines of class 2.
As in the Autumn term, from January children may arrive at the year 2 doorway between 9:05 and 9:15 and may be collected from the same door at 3:20.
We completed our autumn term assessments and our phonics screening check before Christmas, those children who have yet to pass phonics screening will continue with phonics interventions with Mrs Bell throughout the year with a view to retaking this in June 2021. Children will also be in intervention groups for other subjects.
In English, we will base our learning on a variety of texts that fit with our topic on animals such as poetry, the Hodgeheg and Esio Trot.
Our new maths skills will be measurement, multiplication and division alongside consolidating prior learning.
Although we will be working hard at core subjects, our curriculum will remain broad and balanced. Our topic for Spring is Appleby, the local area and the school environment. We will be learning about maps, keys and the different geographical features we can find near Appleby.
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