Welcome to Class 2!
Dear children and parents,
Welcome back to school and welcome to Class Two!
We hope you’ve had a fantastic Summer and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!
I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you a little about the learning and routines that we are establishing in Class Two in this term and on into the year.
Homework will be given out on a Friday with spelling tests held on the following Friday.
Spellings will come from our phonics learning as well as containing high frequency words and common exception words. It’s hoped children will practice their spellings so they are ready and feel prepared for their test.
Alongside spellings, there will be maths homework based on the week’s learning and a comprehension activity and of course regular reading books.
Time is precious and therefore we make sure homework is pertinent to our learning in Class Two, please try to complete it every week!
Learning in class:
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be looking at ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ by Judith Kerr in our English lessons and in mathematics we begin with developing our understanding of Place Value. We will continue with our phonics learning and learn more about animals including ourselves in science.
Using ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ as our starting point, part of our Design and Technology learning will be to create a healthy and balanced tea party, looking at where we are in the world in comparison to wild tigers and looking at our world – what is special to where we live, why do tigers live where they do? We will look at animal prints in our art work and use our understanding of party invites to write an invite home. As well as learning the months of the year in English we’ll learn the months in French through a birthday song. Our key question in Religious Education will be, ‘What do Christians believe God is like?’
In Class Two, we check the diaries every morning. If there is a change in routine, or something we’d benefit from knowing, please note it in the diary. If there is a matter more pressing, please leave a message with the person on duty or call the school office and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Mrs Batley and I feel it’s important to celebrate the amazing things our class will do and will write home using the diaries to inform you of this.
We are really looking forward to getting to know all of the children in Class Two and are especially looking forward to seeing your child grow over the course of the year – though I’m sure we’ll all feel the year will pass too quickly!
Mrs Foster and Mrs Batley