I am delighted to say that all children in class 2 had a wonderful first half term and have really started to show me how hard they can work and what fun they can have!


Who is Who?

Class 2 is a busy class room with 30 year 1/2 children.

Teacher: Mrs Lockhart

PPA Teacher: Mrs Zuger (soon to be full time class teacher)

1:1 Teaching Assistant: Miss Ashwin

Student Teacher: Miss Rowland.

Please feel free to talk to any of the above adults about your  child and their progress.

Seesaw

Both the children and staff regularly put information, celebrate work and give feedback to parents on school activities via seesaw learning journal. Please ensure you are connected to your child's page so you can see all of our exciting activities!!! We also regularly update our class page on dojo. What a busy class we are! J

 

Topic- This half term we will be continuing our project around journeys but looking in particular at Artic Adventures. Hopefully we will also get time to look at some hotter countries and the animals that live there in comparison.

Where possible we  try to follow a cross-curricular approach but below are some of the key skills we will be looking  at:

History

  • Traditional Inuit way of life and their changes over time.
  • Artic explorers

Geography

  • The arctic circle
  • Artic climate
  • Physical features of the Artic
  • Artic animals
  • Comparing an Artic town to a warmer  climate

Science

  • Group Artic animals and explore their characteristic
  • Artic animal adaptations
  • Ice and its properties
  • Iceberg experiment

 

Art

  • Colours in Artic landscapes
  • Aurora Borealis formations

DT

Making ice-lollies and  freezing fruit in water to make flavoured ice cubes

Music

Inuit throat singing and music

 

 

 

Reading in Class 2...

Children take part in reading opportunities most days however will be formally heard read at least once per week. In order to support your child's progress it is essential that they read as much as possible at home. We do expect to see at least 3 comments per week in their reading records and for these to be signed weekly. Children are given the opportunity to change their book after their guided reading session but if parents want to change these more regularly then they are welcome to after school.  In the morning children should put their reading records into the correct basket.

Children also have access to our online reading program bug club. This is another perfect opportunity for your child to read even more. Children can access this program both in school and at home and new books are allocated when finished. Many of the children love the bright colours and interactive ideas behind these books and don't feel like it is homework at all. If you do not have a login or unsure how to access the account please speak to either your child's teacher or our resident bug club expert- Mrs Hunt!

Children in Year 1/2 also have many high frequency words and common exception words which they need to learn to read and spell in order to further improve their English. Every Wednesday we will check how many words your child can read and once they can complete them all will be given a new list. Once the children can read all the words we will practise spelling them. Please spend 5 minutes daily going over these words and make sure the wallets and lists are in their bags every week.


Useful websites:

 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk – for games and support materials in phonics.

www.topmarks.co.uk – for games and support materials in maths and literacy.

www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ - for short educational clips.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ - online learning activities and resources for all subjects.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com – For resources and information about phonics.

 

Useful Documents


High Frequency Words List

Yr1 table mats

High frequency word ludo

Common exception words and phase words yr 1

Year 2 homework expectations

Homework Guidance

 

Year 1/2 Homework Grid – Autumn Term