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Welcome to Class Two

 

Welcome back everyone! We would to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We are looking forward to the exciting term ahead.

 

 

 

The Class Two Team  

Your team this year is :

                                                     Class Teacher         Mrs Everett  (Mon - Wed)

                                                     Class Teacher         Mrs Fearon (Wed - Fri)

                                                     Teaching Assistant   Mrs Green

 

 

Spring Term Learning

English

This term we will continue to develop our reading, writing and spelling skills through our new phonics scheme. We will read and study a range of non fiction books about the 'The Great Fire of London'. We will write non chronological reports about the 'Great Fire in Class 2' and 'The Great Fire of London', a diary entry from Samuel Pepys and create our own fire themed poems. We will also read The Egg by M.P. Robertson to inspire our own dragon themed stories.

 

Mathematics

In maths we will learn about multiplication and division for the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables, statistics, properties of shape and fractions.

 

History/Art/DT

Our topic this term is 'Rule Britannia'. We will study the events of the Great Fire of London and compare life living in London in 1666 to the present day. We will also compare the monarchs King Charles II and our reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II. We create a time line of events in the life of our queen including her coronation on 2nd June, 1953.  

Our art and DT work is completed during this topic. In art we will use watercolour paint, collage materials and charcoal to recreate the London skyline in 1666 and use clay to make a head bust of Queen Elizabeth II. In DT we will design and make a castle with a working drawbridge.

 

Science

We are learning about 'Everyday Materials' this term. We will investigate how materials can change shape.

 

PE

This term we will be developing our Gymnastics and sending and receiving skills. Our PE lessons will be every Thursday and/or Friday and it is vital the children have the correct PE kit in school for these lessons. A reminder that the PE kit is black shorts, a red school T-shirt and black pumps. Thank you!

 

ICT

Our computing topic this term is Coding. Using Purple Mash we will be learning how to create and debug programs and to control one object by using another. We will also continue to learn about the importance on online safety.

 

RE

We will be learning about Judaism and what happens during Passover. We will also learn about the Christian celebration of Easter.

 

PSHE

The spring topic is 'Staying Safe and Healthy'. We will learn about the importance of a healthy body and a healthy mind and explore ways of staying safe.

 

Music

Our topic is 'I Wanna Play in Band Rock'. The children will be taught basic instrumental skills by playing tunes in varying styles using a Glockenspiel and will study a range of Rock music including music from the Beatles. 

 

Homework

 

Spelling - New weekly spellings are given out every Monday. The children can use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method to practise spelling the words and should be encouraged to write two sentences containing these spellings in their yellow homework books. The children will have a weekly spelling test on a Friday and their scores will be shared with parents/carers on their new spelling sheet 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. 

Online Reading Opportunities

Some Useful Links 

 

 

Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.

 

 

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