welcome to class 2
Once Upon a Time
Our topic this term is based around traditional tales. We will read a range of traditional tales, such as The Enormous Turnip, The Three Little Pigs, and Jack and the Beanstalk. We will think about good and bad characters, human and physical geographical features, healthy food and different people's special books.
This term, we will focus on the punctuation and grammar needed to write in complete sentences. We will write descriptions of characters and settings, and write our own versions of well-know traditional tales.
Year 2 starts by working with larger numbers, up to 100, and understanding the value of each digit in a number. We will explore ideas about comparing and ordering numbers, and learn to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Then we will use our knowledge of number and place value to investigate addition and subtraction with numbers up to 100.
Our topic, Once Upon A Time, will allow us to use traditional tales such as The Three Little Pigs to explore ideas about the properties of everyday materials such as wood, stone, paper, glass and metal. We will think about the properties of materials, and why certain materials are more suitable for different uses.
Outdoor Learning – Monday - In school, we have waterproof trousers and jackets for every child. All that you need to provide is a pair of wellington boots for your child to wear. It is not necessary to bring in other clothes to change in to. Every child will wear waterproof trousers and their wellies each time we go outside, and they will wear a waterproof jacket if it is raining or windy.
PE - Tuesday - Children should come to school wearing PE shorts, t-shirt and tracksuit, or wearing usual school uniform and bring their PE kit to change in to. If your child wears earrings, they must either take the earrings out or put plasters/surgical tape over the earrings.
Reading percentages are calculated on a Thursday. Reading records are checked on Wednesdays. Children need to read at least three times a week.
FAME (Whole class violin lessons) will take place on Thursday led by Mrs Howles.
Mrs Banham will teach the class on Friday afternoon when Mrs Porter has her PPA time.
Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday.
Library - Friday (Children can borrow a book from our school library. They must return their chosen book in order to borrow another one.)