Year Two

Welcome to Class 2

On our page you will find class and curriculum information as well as weekly learning reviews. Remember to check every week for updates!

Class 2 Staff

Teachers - Mrs Hard, Mrs Willock

Teaching Partner - Mrs Entwistle

Weekly review 

This week we have been very busy following up from our trip to the National Gallery last week. In English we have written the most wonderful recounts of our day, adding details to our sentences using conjunctions and adjectives. We have been busy in maths too, working on dividing into equal groups and sharing fairly. Many of us spotted the link to our times tables too.   Please find an example of next week's fluency here.

We have been learning about the colour wheel in art and have been using paint. We have mixed primary colours to make secondary colours. Ask your children to tell you what the primary colours are and how they use them to make secondary colours. 

We are still enjoying our recorder sessions and continued to work on the note 'G' this week.  We are beginning to combine different notes to make short tunes and are becoming more confident with this.  

In RE, we thought about things that we would like to thank God for.  We wrote some beautiful prayers to say thank you and enjoyed sharing these at the end of the day on Thursday.  Our PSHE focus this week was good and not so good feelings.  We are able to identify a wide range of feelings and can suggest what to do if we (or others) are feeling this way.

In PE we had a great basketball session with Mr Moth. It was rather chilly and we were glad to have our tracksuits on. Next week, please could parents send in gloves as the children found their little fingers got very cold and it was really tricky to do all their buttons up with cold fingers.

This week some of the class have moved on a level in reading, well done to those children. We are going to be teaching reading in a slightly different way from now on; working as a whole class rather than in groups. As many of our children are now becoming more fluent and less reliant on using phonics to sound out words, we need to shift the focus towards teaching comprehension skills too. We will of course still be listening to children read their own reading books in class to check they are getting books at the right level. Please continue to listen to your child read at home as often as possible and write the title and page number in their planner when you do. 

Please ensure your child brings their planner to school each day and ensure they have full PE kit on Wednesdays and Fridays. Children need: a school PE t-shirt, a tracksuit, shorts and trainers. Girls who are wearing tights will need a pair of socks in their PE kit too.  

Please do endeavour to read with and to your child every day at home too, as the more practice they have, the quicker they will progress. The book marks attached to their planners should offer further guidance. On Friday the children will also bring home a book from our book corner. This is for reading for pleasure and may be beyond their own reading ability so read it to them and enjoy. Please return these books on Monday. 

Home learning

Here you will find our home learning menu. Please remember we expect the children to read every day. This should be recorded in the School Planner. Please use the Reading Menu to encourage your children to read a wider selection of books.

Spring Term 1 Home Learning menu.

Spellings

 

This week's spellings are words ending in ey:

key

donkey

monkey

chimney

valley

trolley

turkey

hockey 

Reading Menu

Here is the reading menu for this term.  They are for the children to work on at home and in school. If they complete a line or four corners,  they get a bookmark/sticker and once they complete a full house they get to choose a book from Mrs Hard's special box. We ask parents to sign to show that they have completed the challenge. 

We hope to encourage a wide reading diet and to support the children in reading daily and developing a good stamina for reading  in order to complete the whole menu by Easter.

Spring Term Reading Menu

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