Welcome to Class Two
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas 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
This work will include Geography, History, 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 The Great Fire of London . We will be using a variety of information books to help us learn about the fire. We will be writing reports, diaries and poems about the fire 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 multiplication and division to help us solve problems. . We will be learning to recognise coins and make different amounts. We will use these skills to solve everyday problems using money.
In Science we will be learning about everyday materials. We will learning about their properties and uses in everyday life by sorting, comparing and contrasting them. 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 King Charles II who was king of England in 1666 when the great fire took place. Then will then move on to learn about Queen Elizabeth II and her life and family. We will learn what life would have been like in a castle.
In Geography lessons we will be learning what London was like in 1666, how wand why the fire began and the changes that in brought about. We will be developing map skills and we hope to go on a fieldtrip to Clitheroe Castle
In Art we will be creating a chalk and charcoal image of the London sky line in 1666. We will be looking at images and painting from that time to inspire us .
In PE lessons we will be going swimming to The Meadows Leisure Centre in Maghull. We will be learning a variety of dance skills in school .
In Music we will be listening to music related to the topic of "Rule Britannia" .'We will also be learning to sing 'in a round'.
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 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 -Dance, 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.