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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.

 

Reading

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 would 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

Homework is sent out every Friday and is usually maths. This needs to be completed over the weekend and returned to school on Monday. Holiday homework is also given.

Topics

Autumn:  An Island Home 

Spring:  Magic Kingdom

Summer:  The Great Fire of London  

Science topics

Autumn: Animals including humans/Electricity/Seasonal changes

Spring: Materials/Seasonal changes

Summer: Forces – pushes and pulls/Plants – names and structure/Seasonal changes

 

Visits

Autumn Term – Visit to Queenswood park to look at seasonal change/RAF Cosford

Spring Term – Jackfield Tile Museum – Materials – making our own tiles

Summer Term – Secret Hills Discovery Centre to look at plants/Visit from the Fire Brigade

 

 

 

Useful information:

Drinks Bottles:  These are allowed in the classroom if they have water in them. They can be refilled using our water fountain.

PE:  Thursday afternoon.

Forest schools:  Tuesday afternoon all year round.

Lunchtime Reading Club:  Wednesday lunchtime 12.30

Useful things for class 3 to know:

Their Birthday.

How to tell the time on an analogue clock for o’clock and half past.

The 2x and 10x tables leading into 5x and 3x

Number bonds to 10

 

 

Useful websites:

Snappymaths – for maths

Explorify – for science

Monster phonics – for reading

BP website – for science

Purple Mash