Children in this class are aged between and 6 and 7 years of age.
Teachers: Mrs Thackeray and Mrs Turnbull
Teaching Assistant: Miss Youngson
Year 2 is an important year for as it is the year when children should become competent and confident in all areas, but particularly in reading, writing and maths. We will be working hard learning new skills and then applying them across all their lessons.
Our new topic is called called Street Detectives.
This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at house, old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your school or maybe they worked in the baker’s shop?
Making maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes, what can you see? What can we find? Whereabout do you live? Do you know your address?
Find out how to write instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times.
When the Lord Mayor writes and asks us to help make our street a better place, it’s time to get your thinking caps on and your paint brushes at the ready?
Read to roll, Street Detectives? Get your clipboards and cameras … it’s time to start investigating!
Class 4 recently elected Mya Staniforth and Leah Purcell as their representatives on the school council.
Homework will be sent out every Thursday and is expected to be returned the following Monday (or earlier). Homework returned on time will earn children 5 You’ve Been Spotteds and 10 team points. Children that do not return homework on time will be required to complete the homework in their own time. Homework will consist of times tables practice and spelling practice. All homework must be completed neatly, to the same standard as work in school. We will have a homework ‘champion’ award in which the best four pieces of homework will be chosen to go on display in our class each week and a prize awarded.
PE will take place on Monday afternoons. PE Kits must be in school on the first day of term and they must remain in school for the whole term. All jewellery, including earrings, must be removed (covering with a plaster is not allowed). All children must take part in PE and forgetting kit twice or more will result in lunch time detentions.
Reading Books must be in school every day and will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children are expected to read at home daily – can you please make sure reading records are dated and signed each time you read at home. At the back of each book are the learning opportunities for the level of book your child is on.
Our 'Author of the half term' is Quentin Blake. His picture books are beautifully illustrated and as well as being superb stories. You can find out more at www.quentinblake.com
Wednesday 24th January Castles Workshop