Welcome to Class 2's Page!
Our current topic is...
Heroes and Villains!
Our new topic is based upon fictional heroes and villains as well as historical figures and those who impact our lives today. We will discuss personal experiences and the similarities and differences between the various heroes.
Our main project this term will be to plan, design and make our own superhero mask, which we will showcase on Thursday 22nd March at 2pm! Parents are invited to attend, and we will also showcase all of the homework tasks you've been working on (see homework grid attached below for ideas).
A significant amount of our learning will be based around the book ‘Traction Man is Here’ by Mini Grey.
Questions we want to answer this term…
What are the similarities and differences
between historical superheroes and fictional ones?
Who is Roy Lichtenstein?
How can we make a mask that is aesthetically pleasing, functional and fit for purpose?
Who are the heroes and villains in the Bible and in other religions?
What makes a superhero?
Can we create and compose our own theme music to compliment our catwalk?
Can we write our own section of ‘Traction Man is Here’?
How do we live healthy lives?
‘Superhero School’ by Aaron Reynolds
‘Ladybug Girl’ by D, Soman and J, Davis
‘A Girl Named Helen Keller’ by Margo Lundell
‘Louis Braille’ by Tessa Porter
|Day||Teacher & Teaching Assistants|
|Monday||Mrs Cracknell, Mr Beddall & Mrs Fowler|
|Tuesday||Mrs Cracknell, Mr Beddall & Mrs Fowler|
|Wednesday||Mrs Cracknell (Mrs Robbins is in school during the morning), Mr Beddall & Mrs Fowler|
|Thursday||Mrs Robbins, Mr Beddall & Mrs Fowler|
|Friday||Mrs Robbins, Mrs Fowler & 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.