Mrs B Troman-Brown
Ms V Aleixo and Miss D Kir
Welcome to Pine Class!
What an amazing build up to Christmas we had. We are very proud of all the children for all of their hard work and achievements over the past term! We are especially proud of the amazing performance they put on of 'Hooray in a Manger'. We received so many compliments and congratulations about the children's singing and acting skills.
Our topic for this half term is called
'Through the Keyhole'
This is a Science based topic where the children will build on their knowledge of materials to learn about their properties and why these properties are so important when thinking about which material to use for an intended purpose. The children will look at houses through the ages and develop their scientific knowledge when planning which material to use.
The children will use their imagination to write a piece of descriptive writing on an imaginative house of their choice. We will continue to use the Year 2 success ladder which helps the children to include all the grammatical features of their writing. We will be looking at and will be writing some familiar stories, as well as writing a recount and a non chronological report.
In Maths the children will be reviewing their 2 times tables and putting this knowledge into learning the 10 times table. We will be concentrating on the 4 operations in our mental arithmetic lessons as well as using our Maths Mastery skills into solving problems involving addition and subtraction.
Our third LORIC theme for the year is Raj Resilience. The children will be taught in class as well as in the key stage assemblies each Wednesday.
Your planner and reading book must be in school everyday.
Our Topic: Through the Keyhole
(Please see the curriculum map below for more detail)
Indoor PE - Tuesday
Outdoor PE - Thursday
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.
If you have any questions, please just ask or write in your child's planner.