Welcome to Class Two
We hope you have all had a lovely Summer holiday and are looking forward to a successful and exciting year.
Class Two Team
Class Teacher: Mrs. Armstrong
Class Teacher: Miss Cass
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Green
Reading - Every day
Spellings - New spellings are given out every Tuesday and the spelling test will be the following Tuesday.
Each Friday the children will be given either a reading comprehension task or a mental maths sheet. This needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.
At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks that we set as homework.
Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)
The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework in not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child’s established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.
Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
Our topic for the Autumn term will be
"Where in The World Are We?
This work will include Geography, English, Art, Music and DT
In English we will be will be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to help us find out about hot and cold countries. We will be creating stories about a lost penguin and a cheeky wombat. We will be writing a letter to Earnest Shackleton, as well as continuing to develop our spelling, grammar and punctuation skills throughout the term.
In Mathematics we will be developing our calculation skills; We will be building on our knowledge of addition and subtraction using two digit numbers up to 100. We will be working on 2D and 3 D shapes and learning their names ands properties. We will be developing our skills by learning facts related to the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.
In Science we will be learning about animals including humans. We will learning growth and differences in humans, the importance of healthy food and exercise We will also look at animals and their young. We will be completing investigations and recording our findings in a variety of ways including graphs, tables and charts.
In History lessons we will be learning about Earnest Shackleton, who he was and why he is a significant person from the past.
In Geography lessons we will comparing hot and cold countries by comparing and contrasting Liverpool, Alice Springs in Australia and Antarctica. We will be developing map skills and we hope to go on a fieldtrip into Liverpool to visit The Museum of Liverpool and the ferry.
In Art we will be creating a sketch of The Three Graces following our trip. We will be looking at Aboriginal art and creating an Antarctic landscape using paint and tissue.
In PE lessons we will be doing gymnastics with the Beth Tweddle Gymnastics Team and learning a variety of ball games.
In Music we will be listening to music related to the topic of "Where in The World are we" .'We will be listening to music related to Liverpool and hearing some Aboriginal music.
In Computing we will be developing our skills in electronic communication using Purple Mash. We will be reinforcing the importance of staying staff on line.
Monday - Spelling and Reading
Tuesday - Spelling and Reading
Wednesday - Spelling and Reading
Thursday - Spelling and Reading
Friday - Spelling, Reading, English or Mathematics
The children will be tested on their spellings every Tuesday morning. After the spelling test we will write your child's score at the top of their spelling sheet and any incorrect spellings will be highlighted so you can continue to practise them at home.
Your child must have their book bag with their reading book and homework book in school with them everyday.
Wednesday - Beth Tweddle Gymnastics, the children will need their school t-shirt, shorts and black pumps
Thursday - Games. Usually this will take place outside so the children can wear track suit pants and a hoodie and trainers if they wish.
Please ensure that they have their full kit in school for every session.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Class Two team.
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.