Welcome to Class Two
We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break.
During the month of May the children will be completing the End of Key Stage 1 SATs tasks and tests that we spoke about during Parents Open Afternoon. Thank you to those parents who worked with their children on the additional tasks handed out.
The tests will be done in small groups with Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Green to support them. Attendance is of the utmost importance during this time and we would appreciate your support during this busy time.
Class Two Team
Class Teacher: Mrs. Armstrong
Class Teacher: Miss Dilks
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Green
Teaching Assistant: Miss McLaughlin
Reading - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Spellings - New spellings are given out every Friday and the spelling test will be the following Friday.
SATs revision booklets - Every child will be required to complete a test from each of these booklets at least twice a week.
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 Summer term will be
'Out of this World'
This work will include History, English and Art
In English we will be will be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to help us find out about space. We will be creating stories about space and writing a report on Neil Armstrong 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 learning how to use all the skills we have learned so far to solve every day problems. We will continue to learn facts related to the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.
In Science we will be learning about plants. We will learning the parts and functions of plants, the conditions for growth as well as planting our own potatoes in our community garden,
In History lessons we will be learning about Neil Armstrong - the first man on the moon. We will also learn about Tim Peake and his space flight. We will be investigating Neil Armstrong and creating a timeline of his life and achievements. Hopefully we will also be able to arrange a visit to Spaceport.
In Geography lessons we will look at the planets in our solar system and where Earth is in relation to other planets.
In Art we will be looking at the artist Danny Flynn who has created alien inspired artwork. We will be using chalk and oil pastels to create our own alien art.
In PE lessons we will be going swimming to The Meadows, in Maghull.
In Music we will be listening to music related to the topic of 'Out of this World .'We will be listening to the music that accompanies Danny Flynn's art work on his website and using this as an inspiration to create own sounds for our art work.
In Computing we will be developing our skills in creating spreadsheets using Purple Mash
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.
Swimming Lessons and P.E.
The children will take part in Swimming lessons every Tuesday afternoon
The children will need the following items for their swimming lessons:
Girls: a towel, a one-piece swimming costume and swimming cap.
Boys: a towel, swimming trunks (not shorts) and a swimming cap.
The boys must wear swimming trunks for safety reasons: swimming shorts are not permitted in the pool. Girls are not allowed to wear earrings so please remove them at home to save them getting lost or avoid any difficulties removing them. All children must wear a cap. It would be much appreciated if girls could wear their hair in bobbles so they can be tucked inside the swimming cap easily. Children do not need arm bands or swimming goggles.
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.