welcome to class 2
Monster have appeared at school. Where have they come from and who do they belong to? Do you know?
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.
Writing - Our current skills focus is punctuation and vocabulary.
Punctuation - children need to recall the range of punctuation taught in Year 2 and apply it accurately within a range of writing.
Capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks, commas in list, apostrophes in contracted forms of words and possessive apostrophes
Vocabulary - we will identify and remember effective vocabulary from our reading and apply it appropriately within a range of writing. We will sort the vocabulary into nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, to aid us to use it appropriately. We will link our spelling learning, bu explore a range of suffixes and related spelling rules (-ed, -ing, -er, -est, -y, -ful, -less, -ly, -ment, -ness)
We are currently learning about fractions, applying our knowledge of division to help us. We will then explore different types of measure - length, height, time, capacity and temperature.
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. I cannot stress how important this is - it really can make a difference!
FAME Ukulele - Monday Children will need to bring their loaned ukulele into school every Monday, ready for the lesson. Please access Charanga to practise at home.
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 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 - Wednesday Children are able to loan a book from the classes selection of books taken from the library. They must return a book in order to loan another one. Books can be kept for as long as needed.
Forest School – Wednesday Children to wear their own suitable, practical clothing to school for the day. 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children need to read at least three times a week.
Mrs Jones will teach the class on Thursday afternoon.
Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned the following Thursday.
Living Things and their Habitats - We will learn how to identify things that are living, things that are dead and things that have never been alive. We will explore and learn about habitats and the plants and animals that live within it. We will also develop our knowledge of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores to create simple food chains. We will apply the knowledge we learn to the monsters we have discovered.