Welcome to Class 2!
I would like to say how fantastically well your children have started the new school year and I have been overwhelmed by the way they have settled back in with such a happy and enthusiastic approach to all aspects of their learning. It is hard to believe that the Reception children have only just started, such is their independence and confidence. It is a real pleasure and privilege for me to have the opportunity to work with you all until Mrs Brown’s return to school.
Our topic this half term is ‘An Island Home’. We will be exploring the theme of islands through the tales of Katie Morag in Literacy. We will develop our geographical knowledge about the countries of the UK and the islands that surround it. We will be designing and making our own island. In Science we are looking at ‘Ourselves’ and will be identifying parts of the human body and investigating the senses.
We will continue with ‘share a story’ on a Thursday morning. This is a lovely opportunity for you to stay and read stories with the children for the first part of the morning until 9.15.
Please make sure your child has a pair of indoor pumps to wear in school and their PE kit. Please name everything- it makes it much easier to reunite items with owners!
As always, if there is anything you want to know, please do not hesitate to see Mrs Birks or myself, either at the beginning or at the end of the day.
Please refer to your Home Learning Packs, that have been posted, which you will hopefully enjoy doing together.
Here are some links and other suggestions which you may also find useful.
Remember to also look on the Home Learning Page.
The Magical Muddle eBook
The Boy Who Cried Wolf eBook
Tale of Two Feathers eBook
The Runaway Iceberg eBook
The Old Toy Room eBook
Links to help with your 5th Home Learning Pack
Wow! Look how well George's sunflowers are growing!
Just one of the Months of work that Ted has emailed to us. Truly superb! What a star!
Look at this wonderful work!
Clever boy Coen! Using real money to do his Home Learning
Lydia and Hayden have been using binoculars on their Nature Walks.
Jack has made a Plop the Owl book with amazing illustrations
Links and videos to go with your 4th Home Learning Pack
Tips to help develop Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Class 2 - Division Powerpoint
Links to go with you 3rd Home Learning pack
These are the links to go with individual home learning letters 1st May
PhonicsPlay is a great site which is free to use during school closure period. Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
BBC Early Years Resources https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/early-years-teaching-resources/zhhf92p?dm_i=3YNL,1452X,2M51XF,3X05J,1
BBC KS1 Primary Resources https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1/zn2n92p?dm_i=3YNL,144UA,2M51XF,3WZ0Z,1
Would you like to listen to a poem? New poems added every week
Another Poem for you
Sheep can read poems too!
Goldie wants to read you a poem today
How are you feeling today?
Little Lambs turn!
A Poem about Playtime
Have a wonderful Summer Holiday!
Class 2 (YR & Y1)
Teach your monster to read (app)
Learn high frequency sight words- available online.
Practise phonic phases 3 (YR) & 5(Y1).
Top Marks website games
Find out about & record in your ‘Home Learning’ book ‘signs of Spring.’
I would firstly like to say a very Happy New Year to you all and thank you very much for all the lovely parcels, you are all very kind. The children have come back in to school really well and have got back into the class routines with a lovely enthusiasm.
Our topic this ½ term will begin with ‘Winter’ before moving on to ‘Antarctica’. We will be looking at the animals and habitats of Antarctica through lovely stories such as the ‘Emperor’s Egg’ and ‘Fly Freddie Fly’ both penguin based!
We will be making papier-mâché penguins along with learning about instructions and how we can use these to make a hot chocolate to keep warm, as we pretend to be explorers of the Antarctica. We will be implementing diaries as well as hopefully interviewing each other as famous explorers!
We will be changing our PE slot to a Thursday afternoon and Forest Schools will continue on a Friday. Miss Wallis will also be continuing to teach science on a Friday along with Show and tell. Please can you make sure the children have their kits back in school this week.
WOW! YR writing is coming on really well!
Reading in Class 2 - the Oxford Tree Reading Scheme.
The scheme of books begins with stories that reflect real life experiences. The first stage of the scheme concentrates on the language and the pre-reading skills that children need to become competent readers. It gives your child the opportunity to experience the stories and become familiar with the characters before moving on to the first story books with words at stage 2.
Stage One books tell a story through eight pages of lively, humorous illustrations, without any text. This will allow your child to learn how stories work, and the order and direction in which they read. The absence of any text will encourage your child to focus on the illustrations in order to find out what is happening in the story. By telling the story in their words they will be learning to use information they derive from the illustrations, and developing their oral skills.
When reading with your child, find a time that works for you both and keep sessions short. Don’t attempt to read with your child if they are feeling tired, but most importantly have fun! As always, please do not hesitate to come in and ask if there is anything you need to know.