WELCOME TO CLASS 2
Class Teacher: Miss McKay
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Collins
Firstly, I would like to say a huge well done to all of our children for a brilliant start to the year and thank you parents for your continued support. I hope everyone had a fantastic half term and are ready for another jam-packed, exciting half term in class 2. This half term is always very busy, especially with the lead up to Christmas and our Christmas play. Please keep a look out for details of this closer to the time.
Our English lessons this half term is beginning with adventure stories, we will be using texts such as Lost and Found and We're going on a bear hunt to help us write our own adventure story. We will also be looking at writing post cards and letters as well as exploring a range of poetry.
We love celebrating our children's wonderful writing at Water, we do this by uploading fantastic pieces onto Pobble. It would mean the world to the children to receive comments on their writing!
In maths, we are continuing our addition and subtraction learning and will be moving on to multiplication and division. If possible, please could children be using TT Rockstars to help with their multiplication facts. Understanding number is a key skill for children in year 2, specifically number bonds. If you would like to help at home, try practising some number bond games with your child e.g. shout a number and they have to reply with the number bond they add to make 10, 20, 30, 50, 100 etc.
Our topic this half term is Great Explorers, through this topic we will be looking at famous explorers such as Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus and Robert Falcon Scott. We will also becoming local explorers!
Our focus for Art this half term will be portraits. I can't wait to see what the children produce, especially after their great success with the dragon eyes last half term!
Get caught up in a book...In class 2, we understand the importance of reading and expect children to read for at least 10 minutes each night. Record books will be checked daily by Mrs Collins and we will also encourage a love of reading through choosing books from the library and from our reading corner.
Our P.E. day is Monday afternoons, as they did last year, children should come to school in their PE kits (white t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms or blue or black shorts and trainers or pumps.)
The children will be given 6 weeks worth of spelling at the beginning of the half term, these will also be put on spelling shed. We do our spelling check each Friday.
Children are provided with fruit at playtimes however if you would like to buy a healthy snack it is £1 per week, this can be payable each Monday or you can pay £7 for the half term.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me on Class dojo or my door is always open.
Thank you for the support.