Welcome to Class Two
We hope you have all had a lovely Summer holiday and are looking forward to a successful and exciting term.
Class Two Team
Class Teacher: Mrs. Armstrong
Class Teacher: Mrs Fearon
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Green
Reading - Every day
Spellings - New spellings are given out every Friday and the spelling test will be the following Friday.
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 Autumn term will be
"Where in the World Are We?"
This work will include Geography, English, Art, Music and DT
In English we will be will be reading both fiction and non fiction texts to help us develop our topic. We will be reading a new text called 'Lizzie and the Birds' and we are hoping the children enjoy the story and it will help them to develop their spelling, grammar and punctuation skills throughout the term.
In Mathematics we will be revisiting addition and subtraction skills taught in Class 1 and further developing our place value skills, We will be counting orally forward and backwards in 2's, 5's 10's and will use these skills to become familiar with basic multiplication and division concepts. We will be learning to identify, classify and sort a variety of 2D shapes as well as recapping our telling the time skills and looking at the calendar. We will apply these skills to solve everyday problems.
In Science we will be learning about Animals . We will be grouping and classifying animals (including humans) We will be completing investigations and recording our findings in a variety of ways including graphs, tables and charts.
In Geography lessons we will be identifying where we live, learning the names of the continents and oceans of the world. We will compare and contrast the similarities and differences between hot and cold places - Alice Springs in Australia and Antarctica. We will look at the physical and human geography of these places.
In Art we will be creating drawings of The Three Graces as well as some Aboriginal animal art and an Antarctic collage .
In PE lessons we will be developing our throwing, catching, running and dodging skills to play a variety of games. We will be developing working as a team to defend and attack.
In Music we will be listening to the music which is associated with Liverpool as well as some Aboriginal music
In Computing we will be developing our understanding of the importance of on line safety.
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 Friday 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
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.