We’re looking forward to the coming two terms and the exciting things we have to do! Lots to pack in so I hope the following will give you a flavour of the learning that is going to take place in Class 2 over the next few months!
We’re really pleased that Mrs Brosch will be teaching Maths (with a focus on the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and Grammar and Punctuation in English every Wednesday morning. She is very much looking forward to working with Class 2 and vice versa!
Our overall topic is Hot, Hot, Hot! It is cross curricular as far as possible but please note for the coming 2 Terms our Science works stands alone,
Our Science topic is ‘Animals Including Humans’ which will involve a range of life cycles, healthy eating and the importance of exercise!
Within our Geography topic this term, the children will be focussing on hot areas of the world. Within this topic we will be looking at South Africa investigating both the Human and Physical key features of the country.
During the next couple of months we shall be finding out about the cause and the effects of a significant historical event, The Great Fire of London. We shall write eye witness accounts of what it may have been like to experience such an event and looking at the diary entries of Samuel Pepys.
Our Art sessions this term will based on ‘Tinga Tinga’ Art and the artist who developed this style of painting, Edward Said Tingatinga. We shall be recreating paintings of African animals in the Tinga Tinga style.
Our DT work will be linked to both our science work and our Hot, Hot, Hot topic. In science we shall be putting our culinary skills to practice by creating some healthy snacks and in the Hot, Hot, Hot topic we shall be designing and making buildings for The Great Fire of London topic.
Our unit of work for the Spring terms is ‘Why Are Some People Leaders’. Within this unit of work we shall be thinking about what attributes make a good leader and who de we think make good leaders!
PE sessions with George, our sports coach, will be gymnastics in the school hall each Friday between 11:00 -11:45 am. Our second PE session will be on a Wednesday afternoon and the focus will be Dance led by Mrs Fitch. The themes for our dance sessions will be based on The Great Fire of London. It would be extremely helpful if your child’s indoor PE kit is in school at all times (white tee shirt and blue shorts and please note gymnastics and dance are performed with bare feet). It is also essential that long hair is tied back for safety reasons for both PE sessions.
In order to make our topic work even more exciting I am hoping to arrange a visit by the Fire Brigade and to have a ‘hands on’ topic day on The Great Fire of London to bring this historical event to life!
With regards to homework, the routines have changed slightly due to the fact we no longer have swimming on a Monday.
Mondays – Spellings and multiplication tables will be set to be learned for a test on the following Monday.
Daily – Reading books will continue to be checked on a daily basis and will be change as and when required. Please could you hear your child read aloud as often as you can, preferably every day, discussing the book together? There is no need to read the whole book, just 3/4 pages would be fine, recording in the yellow reading record book the pages your child has read and any notes that you would like to make. These books are checked on a daily basis.
A reminder of our class values that help to form our attitudes and approach in everything we do:
Always Try Your Best
Listen Carefully All of The Time
Be Kind To Each Other
A always, I am always very happy to discuss any concerns or queries you or your child may have, so if this is ever the case, feel free to pop in and see me after school or arrange a particular time for meeting.
Many thanks for your continued support.