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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 - Tuesday afternoons - please can we request that PE kits are left in school to allow for flexibility. If they get dirty we will send them home.
Homework - Year 2 and Year 1 homework grids to be sent home at the start of each half term.
 
Spellings - Issued on Friday and tested on the following Friday. 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. This helps us to know if they need a their books changing. 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 Topic - Spring Term First Half

 

 Splendid Skies

 

Imagine floating high above land and sea on a bed of clouds, silently sweeping by on a billowing breeze. Back down to earth, let’s take a walk outdoors. But what should we wear? How do we know what the weather will be like today? Let’s investigate the weather.  Read and write poems and postcards, and, if you don’t like today’s weather report, why not write your own? Make a weather station to find out more about the weather in your area.

 

Let’s get outdoors and investigate the weather.

 

This half term, we’ll take a walk outdoors to find out about different types of weather and to look for signs of the seasons. We’ll plant grass seeds and care for them during the project. There’ll be lots of delicious foods to eat. We’ll make healthy lollies, and then write a set of instructions. Back at school, we’ll study TV weather reports, make weather symbols and learn about the life and work of Sir Francis Beaufort. Creative opportunities will allow us to explore weather in works of art, make season trees and create seasonal music! We’ll compose weather poems and write postcards describing the weather in different places. Our thinking skills will come in handy when we experiment with thermometers, investigate the effects of the Sun and compare weather around the world.

 

When we are weather experts, we will share our knowledge with you. We will record and broadcast weather reports, perform weather songs and music and describe our ideal holiday destinations.

 

Help your child prepare for their project

Weather is wonderful! Why not go for a walk and observe the weather? Take photographs and make notes of interesting observations. Study a weather app together to see how symbols are used to show the weather over the coming days. You could also fly a kite in the park on different days to find out which conditions are best for kite flying! Alternatively, you could do some finger-painting to create a brightly coloured artwork.

Please visit Google Classroom for our weekly spellings and homework grids. 


If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Class 2 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.