welcome to class 2
Reading - Children will continue to develop their decoding skills, increasing their pace and accuracy of decoding. We will re-read to develop fluency and expression in our reading. After reading we will discuss and describe characters, retell stories; discussing events, and answer questions about what they have read. The children will visualise and identify and discuss new vocabulary to deepen their understanding of what they have read. Guided Reading takes place every day and we will focus on non-fiction texts.
Writing - Our current skills focus is using the correct spellings, especially for past tense verbs.
We will use the text 'Interstellar Cinderella' as our stimulus but also include non-fictional texts that talk about technology and changes over time.
We will continue to work on our phonetic understanding, looking at silent letters and what happens to root words when we add suffixes.
Vocabulary - we will look at how to spell words that have a 'n' sound such as 'know', 'knight', 'sign', 'gnome'.
We will look at what happens to words when we add -ed. Do we double the final letter, change y to i or just add d?
We are continuing our work on addition and subtraction but also using these skills with money - adding and subtracting coins and notes. We will add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers using concrete methods and both formal and informal written methods.
KIRF - 10x table (Please practise at home.)
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. I cannot stress how important this is - it really can make a difference!
PE - Friday Children should come to school wearing PE shorts, t-shirt and tracksuit. If your child can wear shorts underneath their tracksuit or bring some in this will be helpful during gymnastic and dance sessions. Long hair must be tied up. If your child wears earrings, they must either take the earrings out or put plasters/surgical tape over the earrings.
Library - Friday Children are able to loan a book from the c library. They must return a book in order to loan another one. Books can be kept for as long as needed. Children can also access the library on Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes.
Forest School – Thursday Children can bring in suitable clothing to change into in the afternoon. Please make sure the children have wellies and an old coat. Depending on the weather they may need gloves, hat etc. in school. Make sure all items are named. We have waterproof suits that will be placed on top.
Reading percentages are calculated on a Thursday. Reading records are checked on Thursdays. Children need to read at least three times a week.
Mrs Parker will teach the class on Wednesday afternoons and alternate Wednesday mornings.
Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned the following Thursday.
Materials - We will learn how to identify different materials in our environment. We will explore the different uses of these materials and explain why they are suitable for these purposes. We will conduct our own science experiments and learn about scientists who created new materials.