Welcome to Class 2's Page!
Class Teachers: Mrs K Comb & Miss L Larham
Support Staff: Mrs S Fowler & Miss S Whitmore
Autumn Term 1
CRASH! What’s that in the playground? Let’s go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone—it looks like a UFO has crash-landed!
Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. Create a ‘Welcome to Earth’ box for an alien explorer. What can you put in it to help explain what life is like on our planet?
Would you like to be an astronaut? You’ll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Start off small by making a four-wheeled space buggy….WHOOSH! How far can you make it travel?
Find out the names of the planets. There’s Mercury, Neptune, Mars and...do you know any others? I’ve forgotten the rest!
Then, an alien is found...can you help him get home?
It’s got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn't know what to do!
Are you ready for lift off Key Stage 1?
Hold tight… 5-4-3-2-1...LIFT OFF!
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.
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 weekly 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.
Every half term the children are also given take home tasks which are linked to their topic. 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, as the SATs approach extra tasks may be introduced so that they are fully prepared for the tests.
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 Thursday, 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.