Welcome to Class 2.
We have a very exciting year ahead and I am sure the children will enjoy learning and working together. Below is information about our class routines to help parents have a feel of what your children are doing and when.
Class 2's Teacher is Mr Scully.
Class 2's Teaching Assistant and the Positive Play and Nurture Lead is Mrs Houghton.
Our topic this half term is Urban Pioneers. We will be learning about light in Science as well as exploring art through urban art and artists. In History we will be looking at urban areas and prominent buildings around us.
Our texts this half term are 'A Tale of Two Robots' and Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner. In English we will be using our topic to explore fiction using science fiction and non fiction using discussion texts. In Grammar, Punctuation and spelling we will be looking at conjunctions, adverbs and adverbials. Our spelling will continue to focus on our 'orange words' as well as our weekly spelling units.
Our Maths theme this half term is multiplication and division. Each Monday and Friday we will be working hard with our Beat That Maths.
Class 2 will have a PE lesson on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for these days. The theme this half term is rugby. We hope to resume swimming lessons later in the year.
We will also be enjoying music lessons on Monday’s with the Wider Opportunities scheme with each child learning how to play a brass instrument which will be brought home each week for the children to practise.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Each week children will have a Maths and English piece to complete in their homework book. In addition, children will be expected to read each day and this is to be recorded in their reading record diary which should be returned each day. We also use TT Rockstars which can be accessed at home and this is a fun way to learn and improve their times tables knowledge.
Throughout each day we will also be taking part in fun activities such as the Daily Mile and Go Noodle which the children enjoy.
If you have any questions please speak to me at the end of the day or contact me at school.
Message to Class 2 from Mr Scully
Spring 1 term topic - Urban Pioneers.
Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown where the lights are bright, and every street has a story to tell. Explore with fresh eyes the art of the city, then capture a moment in time – perhaps a reflection on a building or a shadow passing by. Make a map of your home town and find out how things have changed. Has time changed town life for the better? How could you improve the urban environment? Maybe add more colour? More light? More things to do, or perhaps a plaza with a comfortable bench or two? Or maybe, like Emil, the city astounds you with its sights and sounds and people rushing by. Now light up the city with creations of your own – a statue, a light show, a monument or street art. The possibilities are endless. What will you choose? You’re an urban pioneer, so get ready to go.
Black History Month
Below is a link to some websites looking at, and teaching us about, Black History Month. October is the usual time when Black History is highlighted although it does not have to just be October. We have been discussing and looking at these links in school but feel free to take a look at home.