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.
Our topic this half term is 'Misty Mountain, Winding River'.
In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, we will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. Class 2 will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment. We will also go on a river walk with a Peak District Park Ranger.
Our text this half term is King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo. We will be using Folktales in fiction and biography and autobiography in non-fiction. Our spelling will continue to focus on our 'orange words' as well as our weekly spelling units.
Our Maths themes this half term are addition and subtraction and times tables. Each Monday and Friday we will be working hard with our Beat That Maths.
Class 2 will have a PE lesson on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for these days. Swimming lessons will also be on Tuesday afternoons.
We will also be enjoying music lessons on a Tuesday morning 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.
Spring topic - Misty Mountain, Winding River.
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.