Mrs A Grimes
Mrs M Helman and Mrs T Penny
Welcome to Pine Class!
What a super first term you have had as Year 2 pupils! It has been fantastic to get to know you all and I feel we have all now settled into our routine for this academic year. During 'Blown Away' the children have learnt about climates and weather patterns in our country as well as comparing our weather to Indonesia and Canada. The children have looked at atlases and globes and spent lots of time discussing how we measure weather. In English the children have written some fantastic pieces of story writing as well as concentrating on our comprehension skills in our Guided reading. In Maths we have been working on tens and ones, how we represent numbers, addition and subtraction and our 10 and 2 times tables. Each child now has a Doodle Maths and Times Tables Rockstars log in. Please spend time at home on these websites to review this learning and to complete the challenges. Have fun!
Our next topic is called 'Flying High' where the children will focus their learning on historic flying machines and how they were invented. We will be designing our own flying machine as well as finding out about The Wright Brothers.
Cherry Class are very much enjoying the Music and Art lessons on a Wednesday morning and have some great art work displayed around the school. We also have Christmas activities, lunch and our Christmas Play to look forward to, please continue to practise the songs and your lines at home.
As the weather is beginning to get colder and wetter can you please make sure you have your coat in school.
Your planner and reading book must be in school everyday.
Our Topic: Flying High
(Please see the curriculum map below for more detail)
Indoor PE - Thursday
Outdoor PE - Monday
The children are heard read twice a week in school. Once during a group guided reading session and the other individually by the class teacher or teaching assistant.
It is really important that your child reads at home every day and the planner is signed accordingly. Reading frequently has a huge positive effect on a child's reading development.
Homework is given out once a week on a Thursday and is due back in the following Tuesday. Each week, there is an English and a Maths task. The homework is a reflection of what the children have been taught that week and is a chance to practise and enhance their learning.
In Foundation and KS1 we follow the Read Write Inc Programme. The Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 3 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write. The children review or learn a new sound (phoneme and grapheme) each day and also practise writing this sound on its own and in words.
We do handwriting practise every afternoon for ten minutes. The children have differentiated spellings each week with the spelling test being on a Friday morning.