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Class 2

Mrs Ley

Class Teacher

Mrs Thomson

Class Teacher

Miss Horrocks

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 - Monday afternoons - please can we request that children come to school in their PE kits on their PE day. 
 
Homework - Class 2 homework grids to be sent home at the start of each half term. These grids are linked to the current topic and are also shown on Google Classroom. A folder is there for work to be handed in.
 
Spellings - Issued on Friday and tested on the following Friday. These are also shown on Google Classroom.  Please practice at home to help your child develop vocabulary and spelling. 
 

Reading- It would be greatly appreciated if you would endeavour to hear your child read or share books on a regular basis to enhance their learning. All the children will read daily with their teaching staff during their phonics session. 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 Knowledge Rich Project (KRP) - Autumn Term 2

 

Our Topic- Childhood

 This term we will be continuing out topic of Childhood. Over the course of the term we will be delving into a range of mini topics to explore our own childhood experiences and family life today; as well as those of our relatives and making our own comparisons. We will start this term by learning about the Hindu celebration of Diwali and of bonfire night and why we celebrate it. We will also explore other special days this term including Remembrance, Children in Need and Anti bullying week and of course Christmas!

 

Mathematics

Year 1 children will be learning to represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10. We will also learn geometry and 2D shapes. We will then move onto recognising numbers 0-20, ordering, representation and comparing numbers. Year 2 children will be learning to add and subtract 2-digit numbers, revisiting our number bonds to 100 and adding 3 1-digit numbers. We will then move onto multiplication and division, focusing on our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and then finish off the term with a 2 week money unit.

 

English and Spag

We will be continuing to follow our Read, Write Inc Programme. We will also complete topic writing for example, Diwali, Bonfire night and also linked to our topic of Childhood. For ‘talk for writing’ we will be reading and learning the story of ‘The three little pigs’ and also link this to building structures of the three houses in DT and different materials in science. In Spag Year 1 children will spend time learning about capital letters at the beginning of sentences and using questions marks. Year 2 children will be focusing on using the prefix ‘un’, using commas in a list and the use of regular plural nouns.

 

Art / DT

Creative opportunities will allow us to explore primary colours and what happens when we mix them, what colours will we make? In DT we will be exploring structures and making our own structures.

 

Music

In music we will be listening to and dancing to music from India, we will also be learning our Nativity songs and use our voices expressively and creatively. We will also play instruments in time to different music.

 

Science

We will need our thinking skills to learn about different materials, the properties of these different materials and why we use different materials for different things. For example, what material would you use to make an umbrella? We will also test our ideas. Year 2 children will be revisiting these skills and then developing their understanding by identifying and classifying materials, comparing their suitability, and then experimenting how we can change the shape of some materials and why this may be.

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the question of ‘Why is Christmas important to Christians?’ and learning about the story of the birth of Jesus.

 

PE

In PE we will be learning completing a dance unit. We will be exploring different levels and speeds, good body shapes and positions, composing and performing a range of dance phases, as well as working on our rhythm and control.

 

History

Under our topic of ‘Childhood’ we will be learning about the 1950s, how long ago were the 1950s, significant events that took place in the 1950s and what life was like in the 1950s including childhood and childhood toys.

 

Computing

We will be learning how to log in and off our Chrome books. We will be learning how to be safe on computers and the internet. We will be learning how to control a mouse and also to control the mouse to draw pictures for Christmas on an art programme.

 

PSHE

We will continue to learn about how we are special and different, we will also talk about friendships and how to be a good friend.

 

Help your child prepare for their project:

-        Can your child/ren help you sort your recycling into different materials? Can you find different materials in your house?

-        Discuss how you celebrate Christmas? What family traditions do you have?

 

Reminders:

  •        Our PE afternoon this year is Monday; to allow us maximum time during the afternoon for PE please can you ensure your child comes to school in their PE kits each Monday.
  •        Please can every child have a water bottle in school with water in it. Morning snack of fruit is provided by school but if your child would like snack from home please make sure it is a healthy choice and doesn’t contain nuts.

 

 

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Class two team.

 

Many thanks, The Class two team

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.
 
To ensure we keeping safe we will be sending home a plastic toy that can be easily cleaned. The book, bag and toy will need to be returned on Monday so that it can be cleaned and quarantined for the appropriate time before being sent home again on Friday. Thank you for your support and cooperation.  

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.

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