Welcome to Class 2M!
The children have all made an extremely positive start to the new school year; they are showing great enthusiasm and maturity already! Being the oldest children in KS1 we know they will be fantastic role models for the younger year groups. All of the staff are very proud and excited for the year ahead.
This term we cannot wait to embark upon our topic of ‘Fire’ where the children will have the opportunity to explore a number of activities linked to this topic e.g. learning about the great fire of London and creating fire pictures using different media. It will be very exciting!
In English, we will be using our writing skills to create reports, recounts and diary entries; as well as finding out about important people from the past. The children will discover many new authors and text types in reading.
In Maths we will be concentrating on number and place value; Problem solving, reasoning and algebra. Developing mental strategies and reasoning about numbers. The children will start to tackle multiplication and division through practical activities. In geometry: we will be exploring properties of shapes and statistics.
We will also be heading outdoors in search things that are living and non-living, and what helps to keep things alive in order to extend our knowledge of the world in our Science lessons.
To begin our spiritual journey this year we will start by exploring the structure of the Bible focussing particularly on the Old Testament and the stories it contains. We will be listening carefully and looking closely to see the messages that these stories carry.
We would appreciate parental help supporting the children with homework This would include reading ensuring a good level of comprehension, spelling and understanding the meaning of the words to learn. English and Maths will be given on alternate weeks.
Welcome to 2T!
Welcome to Class 2T. We are an enthusiastic and reverent class of 29, who are now the oldest children in KS1. We have all settled in comfortably to our new class, including our pet fish Goldie. We have started our new school year really well and are coping well with the demands of the Year 2 curriculum, but it is clear the children in 2T enjoy a challenge, and we are working hard to concentrate and become more independent.
This term we have been active learners and have had a topic focus on animals. We have found out lots of information about habitats and what animals need to survive. We enjoyed our visit from the animal man, who bought along some very fascinating animals. Miss Thompson and Mrs Beard were even brave enough to hold the snakes! In English lessons, we continue to gain more confidence with punctuation and capital letters, and have been trying really hard to make our writing more interesting. We are trying really hard to develop our descriptive language and have been learning about conjunctions to extend our sentences. We thoroughly enjoyed basing our writing on the book, ‘John Patrick Norman Mc Hennessy’, which we found very amusing.
In Maths, we have been working on our number skills, particularly with place value and addition. We have begun to use standard units of measure for length and we are trying really hard to develop our understanding of problem solving.
We continue to develop our faith every day and have learnt a number of Old Testament Bible stories this half term and thought carefully about what the messages are within these stories.
We continue to work on our reading skills and we are grateful that you help your children read at home.
Some points to note:
We will be looking forward to our new topics next half term of Guy Fawkes and the celebration of Bonfire Night. We will also be excited to begin rehearsals for our nativity play, which we hope you can come and be a part of.
Class Teacher - Miss Thompson Teaching Assistant - Mrs Daly
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