Welcome to Class 2!
In class 2 the children will build on experiences and skills from class 1. The day is more structured, and the children are expected to start to develop their independence. There is more emphasis on recording work and becoming independent writers. By the Spring term the children are expected to be organised and come into class 2 on their own. Of course, parents and carers are always welcome to come and see us with any questions or even for just a chat.
In year 1 and 2 the children continue to follow the letters and sounds program where they learn new phonemes and word patterns to help them learn to read. The children will take home a reading book matched to their ability and one to share. We would be grateful if you could hear your child read every day and sign their reading diary. We appreciate your support in hearing your child read - it really does make a difference!
The children are heard read every day when possible. They are also responsible for taking their reading book home every day, although we will remind them!
Homework will be sent home every Wednesday and is usually maths. This needs to be completed over the weekend and returned to school on Monday. Holiday homework is also given.
Autumn: Food Glorious Food – food and farming, farming in the past, where our food comes from and healthy eating
Spring: Houses and Homes – Where we live, how we used to live
Summer: Out and About – transport around the world, how we used to travel and how transport has changed
Autumn: Animals including humans – Health, Growth and Exercise / Seasonal Change
Spring: Uses of everyday materials / Sound /Seasonal Change
Summer: Living things and their habitats – different habitats including microhabitats/Simple food chains / Nocturnal Animals / Seasonal Change
Autumn Term – Visit to Queenswood park to look at seasonal change/Acton Scott to look at farming
Spring Term – Blists Hill Victorian Town
Summer Term – The Severn Valley Railway
Drinks Bottles: These are allowed in the classroom if they have water in them. They can be refilled using our water fountain.
PE: Friday afternoon / Please bring in PE kits at the start of term
Forest schools: Tuesday afternoon all year round. Wellies, long sleeve layers, waterproofs
Lunchtime Reading Club: TBC
Useful things for class 2 to know:
How to tell the time on an analogue clock for o’clock.
The 2x and 10x tables leading into 5x and 3x
Number bonds to 10