WELCOME TO CLASS 2
Class Teacher: Miss McKay
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Collins
Welcome back-I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I would like to wish all of our children, parents and friends of Water a very happy new year.
Class 2 had a brilliant start to the year and they have accomplished so much already. I am very excited to get started on another jam packed half term filled with lots of learning!
Our English lessons this half term will begin with a very exciting Superhero theme linking to our computing. We will then move on to look at Traditional Tales but with a twist and then look at explanation texts.
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 furthering our understanding of multiplication and division. Class 2 are doing brilliantly with learning their times table facts however, if possible, please could children continue to use TT Rockstars to help. Although we have explored place value and addition and subtraction, we will continue to use these skills in daily practice. 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.
We Are Britain
Our topic this half term is We Are Britain, in this topic we will extend our geographical knowledge in learning all about the British Isles. We will take a magical bus tour and explore England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Our focus for Art this half term will be the great artists LS Lowry. The children have created some fantastic pieces of Art this half term and I am excited to see them create their own pieces using inspiration from Lowry.
This term we are looking at everyday materials. We will explore the properties of materials with a range of investigations involving absorbency and flexibility and consider why building materials must be absorbent and which ones fit the bill.
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. lesson this half term will continue to be on a Monday afternoon. Please could you ensure that children are wearing the correct P.E. kits.
Super Forest School...
We are very lucky as each Friday Class 2 will be going to the forest with Mr Claxton. The class will be split in half, a letter will be going out as soon as possible with dates and groups.
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.
As well as a spelling check, we will also be looking at doing a times table check each week. These weeks will focus on different tables:
14.01.19 - 2 times tables
21.01.19 - 2 times tables (focussing on division)
28.01.19 -2 times tables (multiplication and division)
04.02.19 - 5 times tables
11.02.19 - 5 times tables (focussing on division)
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.