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 Higher Level Teaching Assistant is Miss Critchlow and the Positive Play and Nurture Lead is Mrs Houghton.
Our topic this half term is Scrumdiddlyumptious!
We’re going to enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, sampling fantastic fruits and tantalising treats!
This half term, we'll try different types of bread, and maybe even bake our own. In art and design, we’ll look closely at fruits and vegetables and sketch what we can see. We’ll follow recipes and learn about foods from around the world. Our science work will focus on food groups and how food can be altered. Will we be able to create bouncy eggs, edible slime or exploding chocolate drops? Using fruits and vegetables, we’ll make musical instruments and sculptures. We’ll also learn about the fascinating discoveries made by the physicist James Lind.
Our text this half term is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We will be using fiction and explanation texts in our English lessons. 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 themes this half term are fractions, time, decimals and money. Each Monday and Friday we will be working hard with our Beat That Maths.
Class 2 will have a PE lesson on Tuesday afternoon and cricket coaching on Wednesday morning. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for these days. We hope to resume swimming lessons later in the year.
We will also be enjoying music lessons on a Monday 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.
Summer 2 topic - Scrumdiddlyumptious.
Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats. Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor. Find exciting recipes to read – and write your own, too. Then get busy in the kitchen, making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends. And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat, what does that make you?
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.