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 'gods and mortals'. We will learning about Ancient Greece and what everyday life was like for different people at that time. We will also be learning about Greek gods and locating important cities, seas, islands and mountains at this time.
In English we will be using our topic to explore poems and riddles, diaries and narratives as well as looking how we can describe characters. We will using Greek myths such as Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur to explore what these stories meant to the Ancient Greeks and how we still read them today. In Grammar, Punctuation and spelling we will be looking at prepositions and prepositional phrases. Our spelling will continue to focus on our 'orange words' as well as our weekly spelling units.
Our Maths theme this half term is Fractions while we will also be focusing on our times tables. Ask the children what unit and non-unit fractions are! We will be using our Maths vocabulary (egs, equivalent, numerator, denominator, fraction, half, third, quarter, fifth, sixth, tenth) to explain our ideas and reasoning. Each Monday and Friday we will be working hard with our Beat That Maths.
In PE this half term we will be swimming on Tuesday afternoons at Bakewell swimming pool. In addition, Class 2 will have a PE lesson on Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for these days.
We will also be enjoying music lessons on Tuesday’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.