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Class 2

Mrs Christie Ley

Class Teacher

Mrs Lisa Howes

Class Teacher

Mrs Susan Hutchings

Teaching Assistant

WELCOME TO CLASS 2
 
Class 2 consists  of Year 1 and Year 2 children.
 
Our aim is to ensure that every child feels that they are part of a caring class. A class in which they feel confident enough to try new things without fear of failure. A class in which everybody has something to offer. Our aspiration is that the children in Class 2 will become self-motivated learners through a varied and exciting curriculum. Parental help is always welcome in Class 2, whether to discuss their child's progress or to help on educational visits.
 
We want Class 2 children to enjoy school and look forward to the opportunities each new day offers.
 
Key Timings:
PE - Tuesday afternoons.
Homework - Year 2 and Year 1 homework grids to be sent home at the start of each half term.
 
Spellings - Issued on Mondays and tested on Fridays. Please practice at home to help your child develop vocabulary and spelling. 
 
Your child will need to read to an adult at home every day and have their Reading Record signed daily. Any notes from staff will also go in the Reading Record so it is worth checking daily.
 
If you have any queries or questions, please come and ask a member of the class 2 team. We are more than happy to help. Alternatively we are happy to make appointments for the end of the school day if you'd like more time to discuss your child.

Our Topic – Spring Term Second Half

 

Beachcombers

Pack up some sandwiches, pick up a fishing net and keep your eyes peeled because we’re off to the coast to go beachcombing!

 

This half term, we are hoping to have an encounter of the rock pool kind. We'll get up close to some seaside critters and learn how we can take care of them. We’ll visit a local beach to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the seashore and explore rock pools to find living and non-living things. Bringing shells, pebbles and seaweed back to the classroom will help us to learn about a wide range of coastal plants and creatures. We’ll read a range of seaside stories and use the coast as a setting for our writing. Maps and film footage will help us to find out more about the coast and we’ll create a wide variety of artwork. We’ll use books and the internet to search for information about the seashore and use our knowledge to write our own non-fiction books. At the end of the project, we’ll decide how we should look after the coastal environment and how the beach can be kept clean. We’ll use our ICT skills to create a final presentation including photographs, captions and sound files

 

 

ILP Focus Science
English     Labels, lists and captions, tongue-twisters, stories, letters, non-fiction books We will follow the National Curriculum requirements for Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG). 
D&T  Finger puppets
Computing  Web searches, digital presentations
Art & design  Sketchbooks, 3-D modelling, sand art, seascapes
History  Look at the changes in the coastline over time.
Geography Coastal features
Mathematics  Measures and mass. In Maths we will continue to follow the National Curriculum. 
PE  Brilliant ball skills, body protectors and body changes and gym fit circuits
PSHE  Caring for the environment, Good to be Me
Science  Habitats, living and non-living things, food chains, basic needs of animals

 

 

Help your child prepare for their project: 

Beaches are fascinating places. Why not visit a beach and go on a rock pooling expedition of your own? Alternatively, you could visit a local pet shop to see a wide variety of fish, crustaceans and aquatic plants. You could also create drawings, paintings or models of sea creatures using online images for inspiration.

 

Class 2 Home School Link - Class toy
 
Our class toy is Marmaduke the very different dragon. At the end of each week he will pick a child to go home with who has worked hard on being a superstar, both with their work and general manners. We have already shared the story with your child; you might like to share it with them at home as well or your child might like to read it to you. It would be lovely if you or your child could write a little diary entry with a picture or drawing so we can share their experiences with the class.

PHONICS

In class 2 we will continue to follow the systematic approach to phonics called Read, Write Inc.
 
We will recap the learning from the Foundation Stage, enhancing upon your child's knowledge to make them fluent and able readers.
 
It is always helpful to practice what we are learning at school, but if you feel you are a little unsure on how to pronounce the sounds here is a clip from the RWInc site which will help you.

 
 

Below are the Year 1 and Year 2 spelling lists and an overview of the spelling rules/sounds to be taught for each wordlist. At Mawgan-in-Pydar, we follow the 'Shakespeare and More' spelling scheme. The spelling overview explains how this scheme works.

In line with the National Curriculum, these spellings will be taught through daily activities and investigations. There are lots of fun ways to practise these words, to help children remember the spelling sounds and rules. As an additional learning task, please practise these spellings at home. Please note, any additional learning you do at home will support your child’s learning at school.