welcome to class 2
Ding! Ding! All aboard the London Red Bus and come and visit the sights of London!
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 apply their background knowledge and make inferences in order to deepen their understanding of what they have read.
Writing - Our current skills focus is conjunctions. The children will learn the purpose of a range of conjunctions and how they are used effectively within sentences to give detail.
Coordinating conjunctions - and, but, or
Subordinating conjunctions - when, if, that, because
Sometimes these can be used as the opening of a sentence and we will explore this as well.
We will plan the use of conjunctions carefully within lengthy pieces of writing.
We are now applying our place value knowledge and our ability to add and subtract when exploring money. We will then move on to multiplication and division using the two, ten and five times table.
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 - Tuesday 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.
Animals - we will take a visit to London Zoo (in our imaginations!) and learn how to care for a range of animals. This will help us learn about the basic needs of animals and about the different diets of animals. We will also look at animals and their offspring. This will include creating life cycles.