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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 Learning Project (ILP) - Autumn Term 1

 

Childhood

This term our topic is 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.

In phonics for both Year 1 and Year 2 children they will continue to follow our R/W/Inc programme. In English under SPAG the Year 1 children will be learning about finger spaces and joining clauses with 'and', and Year 2 children will be learning about words in context and applying words in sentences. Our writing for both Year 1 and 2 will be linked to our topic of 'Childhood' including stages of life and timelines, important events, family trees and Harvest. In Year 1 mathematics we will be learning about place value within 10 and also addition and subtraction within 10. In Year 2 mathematics we will be learning about place value within 100 and also addition and subtraction within 100. 

Creative opportunities will allow us to explore self-portraits and the artist Pablo Picasso, and experiment with collages to make different portraits. In music we will be exploring different music, finding the pulse and listening for different instruments played. We will need our thinking skills to learn about our bodies and senses, and also learning about different types of animals, sorting and describing them. In RE we will be exploring the Jewish faith and also how Christians celebrate Harvest. In PE we will be learning about the different ways our bodies can move and travel, what ways we can balance and how to aim with a variety of equipment. In Geography we will learn about our local area, the UK and the world, looking at maps, atlases and a globe. In PSHE we will learning about friendships and ourselves, how we are all special and different. We are also going to be spending plenty of time exploring our outside areas and making some delicious recipes in the mud kitchen!

Help your child prepare for their project:

Do you have any pets? What types of animals are they? Are they a mammal? Reptile? Maybe go for a walk in the woods? To the beach? What animals do you see or hear? Can you describe them? Did the animals have wings? Beaks? Tails? Can you draw a map of your garden? What key features does your garden have? Where is the UK on a map? Where is Cornwall in the UK?

 

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.

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