Hello Class 2,
Welcome back to school!
The Class 2 team this year will be:
Mrs Armstrong -Class Teacher
Mrs Fearon - Class Teacher
Mrs Green - Teaching Assistant
Miss Murphy - Teaching Assistant
We are all so happy to be back and looking forward to getting on with our learning.
This half term we are concentrating on reading every night as part of our homework. Please practise reading and spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 words at the front of you Reading Record books.
Support with homework.
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 we set as homework.
Obviously the level of 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 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 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.
This term our topic will be 'Where in The World Are We?'
In English we will be recapping our phonics, our use of full stops and capital letters and our letter formation to make sure our handwriting is as neat as it can be. We will be revisiting using nouns and adjectives to write sentences, labels, captions and simple stories.
In Maths we will be recapping addition and subtraction, counting forwards and backwards, counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. We will also be naming and sorting 2D shapes and recognising coins.
In Geography we will be
learning about our local area and learning the difference between the human and physical features of it. We will be using maps to learn where Liverpool is and labelling the four countries of the UK and the surrounding seas.
In Science we will be learning about Living Things & Their Environment. We will be learning about what all living things need to live and grow and how different environments can affect living things. We will be naming, labelling, sorting, completing simple science investigations and recording our findings in different ways.
Although normal PE lessons in the Hall cannot take place this term we will be going outside as much as we can to play games and take part in athletics activities.
In PSHE&C we will be discussing New Beginnings, we will be making class rules and enjoying Circle Time activities to help us settle back into school after such a long time away.
In Art we will be looking at the Liverpool Waterfront and the historic Three Graces buildings. We will be using watercolours and ink to create our own interpretation of this famous landscape.
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD AT HOME
You will be bringing two new reading books home every Monday and it is so important that you read every day. If you are looking for something else to read you can log on to Oxford Owl to find hundred of reading books. There is a link below. Look for the icon labelled Class log in at the top. The username is thegrange2 and the password is Class2. The Oxford Owl website has links to lots of activities and help for your parents too!
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
SOME USEFUL LINKS