Welcome to Class 2
Class 2 is Year 1 and Year 2 and our teacher’s name is Mrs Belton.
Learning in Class 2
The curriculum is delivered through a combination of whole class activities, adult led group activities and child led activities. Find out more about our Long Term Plans and Curriculum on our website.
Spring Term 2019
Welcome back and may I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you had a relaxing break over the Christmas holidays and the children are feeling refreshed and ready for a busy half term – as usual. An overview of our curriculum is outlined below.
- Geometry – 2d and 3d shapes;
- Measurement – length, height, mass;
- Measurement – capacity and temperature;
- Ongoing arithmetic.
In our English lessons we will be exploring some poetry and non-fiction units linked to our topic, ‘Florence Nightingale.’
We will continue to develop our sentence structures and grammar awareness by building on existing and new punctuation and different grammatical elements.
It is important that we encourage the children to read at home as often as possible. I hope that every child will read a little bit of their reading book each evening and I kindly ask a parent or guardian to comment and sign your child’s reading record on a weekly basis.
Please return books, as and when needed, and I will do my best to get them changed on the same day.
Guided reading sessions are embedded in our curriculum giving the children the chance to read in a group, allowing for explicit instruction in reading fluency and comprehension.
For our spellings each week, we will study a spelling rule in class. The children will then be given six words, including two challenge words, which follow the rule to learn at home.
Children will be given their spellings on a Friday and will have a week to learn them; when they will be tested in class on the following Friday.
We will be starting a new topic, Electricity.
During this topic we will identify common appliances which use electricity, describe the dangers associated with electricity, construct and make a simple circuit, and be able to identify why some circuits work and others do not.
We should also be receiving a visit from Captain Chemistry who will be helping us out!
This term we will firstly be studying the topic, Local Church with the theme of ‘Special People,’ in which we explore special people in the parish. Our second topic of Eucharist centres around the theme, ‘Meals,’ where we will discover how Mass is Jesus’ special meal. Additionally – we will focus on various aspects of the Islamic faith in-line with our curriculum. Please see the RE overview for the dates.
PE sessions will take place every week and PE kits should remain in school all week, as extra opportunities for PE may arise. Please ensure your child has a full, named, PE kit and please ensure your child’s earrings are removed before PE days.
As well as a PE session delivered by specialist coaches, we will also be beginning to choreograph and work on a dance routine ready for a performance at the Gala Theatre in March!
The children will now receive a weekly grammar and maths activity to complete in their homework books (instead of alternative weeks).
Thank you to all parents and carers for your support and encouragement of your child(ren) in relation to completion of homework and ensuring it is returned to school on time – and on many occasions early!
Homework diaries are to be brought into school every day; please check your child’s homework diary, as this will contain information about your child’s weekly achievements.
I ask that each child must have their own water bottle in school daily and that all uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name to ensure they do not get mixed up.
Finally, we will have a different student teacher, Miss Carpenter, based in class with us for the next 10 weeks. Miss Carpenter is already a dedicated professional who is passionate about delivering high standards in education and I’m sure she will be a great asset to Class 2.
Should you have any questions regarding your child’s education please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Ruth Belton.