Welcome to Class 2
We are so sorry that we didn't get to enjoy our final week together but we must all be safe and stay at home this week.
We have put a few things below that you may wish to do this week and links to other activities and websites are still listed at the bottom of this page.
There will be a Zoom assembly on Thursday and the details will be sent to you through your school email account.
Don't forget you can contact school if there is anything you need and you can always contact the Class 2 team by email this week too.
Take care and see you on Zoom!
Welcome to the summer term, we are glad to be back in school and are looking forward to a bust few weeks.
The Class 2 staff for this term are:
Mrs Armstrong: Class teacher
Mrs Fearon: Class Teacher
Mrs Green: Teaching Assistant
Spelling - The children will receive a new set of spellings each Monday in their new green homework books. They must complete the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check element and the choose two words to create two sentences with each night. ( further guidance is inside the front cover of their book) There will be a spelling test in class each Monday.
Reading - Reading must be completed each night and we ask that parents fill in pages read etc in the Reading Record Books so staff can see that children have read at home and if they are ready to have their books changed.
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 is 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.
It is vital that your child keeps up with reading each day, there is a link below to some free online reading platforms. Class 2 has login details for Oxford Owl already, there are hundreds of school reading books ready and waiting for your child to enjoy.
They are: Username: thegrange2 Password: Class2
Summer Term Learning
Our Topic this term will be Out Of This World in which we will be looking at the life of Neil Armstrong and other significant astronauts. We will be completing a timeline of his life and of space travel. We will be completing some Space themed art word based on artist Danny Flynn. Our DT will be a project to design and make a working wheeled space vehicle.
In English we will be continue to be developing the children's basic skills and ensuring any gaps in learning are addressed. We will be linking our space topic to the text Bob, Man on the Moon.
In Maths we will be revisiting basic operations already covered as well as learning how to complete division calculations and applying skills to problem solving. We will be looking at the relationship between multiplication and division and ensuring number facts are known for X2, X3, X5 and X10
We will be practicing using TT Rockstars in class.
We will be covering telling the time, measuring in standard using and sorting and classifying 2 and 3D shapes.
In Science we will be looking at the topic Plants, we will be naming parts of flowering plants and looking for their conditions of growth.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
SOME USEFUL LINKS
Phonics Play is an online platform that has phonic activities and games that will help your child improve their phonic skills that will help with reading and spelling. It has now been made free again, as it was in the first lockdown. Login details are as follows : Username : jan21 Password: home
Follow the link below and give it a go!