welcome to class 2
This term's topic focuses on Christopher Columbus and how explorers make new discoveries.
This term, we will look at descriptive writing and how to use conjunctions to extend our sentences. The pupils will learn how to write expanded noun phrases, using adjectives and adverbs for effect. They will also learn about coordinating and subordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, so, because, if, when, that).
In the spring term, pupils will recognise and represent fractions: 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 3/4, 2/3. They will calculate fractions of quantities and count in fractions. They will also look at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
We will research the achievements of Christopher Columbus and how this affected our world.
The pupils will name and locate the seven continents and 5 oceans of the world. They will give directions using simple compass points and locational and directional language.
Design and Technology
We will investigate wheels and axles in order to create our own moving suitcases.
Outdoor Learning – Tuesday - 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 recommended 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 - Friday - 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 Thursdays. Children need to read at least three times a week.
FAME (Whole class violin lessons) will take place on Thursday.
Miss Edwards will teach the class on Thursday afternoon and also every other Thursday morning.
Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned the following Thursday.
Library - Friday (Children can borrow a book from our school library. They must return their chosen book in order to borrow another one.)