Welcome to Class 2's Page!
Our topic for the Summer Term is...
Questions we want to answer this term…
· How do seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants?
· Why do plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy?
· Why do trees have leaves?
· How can we programme electronic devices to perform simple tasks?
· Why should we care for the earth?
· Who is David Hockney?
· What is canal art?
· Where does water come from?
· How can we be safe around water?
· Why is water such a precious resource?
Please see the leaflet below to find out more information about our topic!
|Wednesday||Mrs Cracknell (Mrs Robbins is in school during the morning)|
Mrs Fowler, Mr Beddall, Miss Canale & Mr Burnapp
Our Science Week really went off with a bang this week! The week began with a workshop with Sublime Science were all children made slime. Throughout the week we worked on Science experiments such as 'Plastic milk' where we essentially made cheese from milk. On Friday we had a visit from Mrs Joy, a midwife, who gave us lots of demonstrations and information about how she uses Science in her job. We visited the Science Fair in the hall and saw all of the wonderful Science work that children were showcasing. A big thank you to Miss (S) Williams for organising such an inspiring week of Science.
We were so impressed with everyone's World Book Day costumes! We focused on the author Dr. Seuss. The children loved his rhyming, tongue-twisting books! For ideas on how to support your child at home, please download the 'Share a Story' leaflet below. Happy reading everyone!
All of the children in Year 1 and 2 made us so proud during our trip to Mead Open Farm this term. Their behaviour, manners and engagement with the animals, staff and activities was outstanding. We enjoyed so many experiences with animals including handling rabbits, feeding sheep, goats and alpacas. We visited the Elf Academy theatre show, watched a 3D Christmas movie, walked through a winter wonderland where we made reindeer food, and then visited Santa. Each child was given a Golden Ticket which entitled them to any present of their choice from a huge toy shop! To top this all off we had a lovely playtime in the soft play area.
We're so glad that all the children had an amazing experience that they won't forget!
In Class 2 we encourage the children to become gradually more independent. In school they will be responsible for looking after their own belongings. On a daily basis they will need to bring their book bags containing everything they need for the day (reading book, reading diary and spelling book). As part of our daily routine they will practise their reading and spellings and so it is absolutely essential that they are prepared for the day.
Forest Schools takes place on a Monday afternoon.
In order to best support your child with their learning we ask that you hear them read daily (10 minutes or thereabouts). Reading books will be changed when we feel that they can read it fluently and talk about different aspects of the book when prompted. A brief note of how they are doing should be made in their reading record. However, if you have a particular concern about your child's learning please come in and talk to us straight away so that we can address this as soon as possible.
Spellings are tested every Friday and a new set of words is sent home. We ask that you practise these words a few times a week as this helps to remember them in the long term.
A homework grid is set each term with a wide variety of learning tasks. We encourage the children to present their learning in a style that suits them. We hope that parents and children alike will find these tasks enjoyable and valuable!
In addition to this, a homework folder has been introduced during the Spring term in response to feedback that parents and carers would like to know more about the work we are doing at school so that they can support this at home. Children are rewarded with house points for returning their homework by Friday. A new piece will be sent home each Friday.
Children will also need to have a complete PE kit in school (clearly labelled with your child's name). PE takes place on a Wednesday and Friday, and in most weather so children will need a tracksuit or similar appropriate warm clothing as it turns chillier. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should either be removed or taped up for safety purposes.
We do not encourage bringing toys to school as this often causes difficulties when they become lost or broken. Trading cards are not allowed in school to ensure that they are not misplaced.
Here is a selection of resources which may be helpful for supporting your child's learning at home.