Welcome to Class Two
We hope you have all had a lovely Easter holiday and are looking forward to a successful and exciting term.
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.
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 Spring term will be
"Out of This World"
This work will include Geography, History, English, Art, Music and DT
As many of you will be aware after our conversations at Parents Afternoon, May is the month in which the Year 2 SAT's will be taking place. The tests will be done with Mrs Armstrong in small groups. The children usually enjoy their 'Special Agent Tasks' and receives stickers and rewards for trying their best. Please do your best your ensure the children's attendance is 100% during May and that they get plenty of sleep so they are at their best!
In English we will be will be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to help us find out about Neil Armstrong . We will be using a variety of information books to help us learn about space. We will be reading and writing space adventure stories 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 continue to developing our skills by learning facts related to the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables and use our knowledge of the four numerical operations to help us solve problems. We will be learning to measure using M and cm, we will also be recapping our telling the time skills and looking at the calendar. We will use these skills to solve everyday 2 step problems.
In Science we will be learning about plants . We will learning about the parts of a plant and we will be investigating what seeds need to enable them to grow into plants as well as seed dispersion and plant reproduction. 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 Neil Armstrong who was the first man on the moon. We will look at his timeline and consider the importance of space exploration We will look at what space travel was like in history.
In Geography lessons we will be learning what the planets are called and we will consider the effects of humans on the planet.
In Art we will be creating a painting of an alien as inspired by the work of Danny Flynn.
In PE lessons we will be going swimming to The Meadows Leisure Centre in Maghull. We will be learning a variety of gymnastic skills in school .
In Music we will be listening to the music which accompanies Danny Flynn's art work on his website and thinking about how we could create music for our art work.
In Computing we will be developing our understanding of making things happen on screen via commands. This will be consolidated through the use of iPad coding games.
Monday - Spelling and Reading
Tuesday - Spelling and Reading
Wednesday - Spelling and Reading
Thursday - Spelling and Reading
Friday - Spelling and Reading
The children will be tested on their spellings every Monday 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 -gymnastics , the children will need their school t-shirt, shorts and black pumps
Thursday - Swimming
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.