Class 2

Welcome to Class 2.

What we will be doing and why we will be doing it

Our learning journey this term is titled ‘Planet Earth SOS.’

In Geography the children will focus on aspects of the world including the continents and oceans. They will learn about key physical features such as beach, coast, forest, hill, vegetation and weather. There will be a strong link between Geography and Science where we will look at seasonal changes as well as Living things and their habitats that will include a visit to the wildlife area in the grounds of Trinity Church next door to the school. Our Computing focus will be sorting items by different criteria with a strong maths link as well as using computer programmes. Art and DT will link to Planet Earth SOS and developing collage skills.

In English we will be writing instructions, reading a selection of poems about the natural world, writing poems about nature, reading books and writing about saving our planet.

In Maths this term we will be consolidating our knowledge of place value and solving problems involving addition and subtraction, some also involving money. We will also be learning how to tell the time.

Spellings: All children will have daily Phonics lessons in groups. The childrenwill receive a list of spellings on a Monday and they will be tested on these on the Friday of that week. Please support your child in learning their spellings and in clarifying the meaning of any unfamiliar words. There are many fun ways to practise spellings, such as writing the words in lots of different colours and playing snap.

Reading: Please try to read with your child regularly at home. Lots of reading is important to help support the children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum. We expect children to read most nights at home, and they should focus on building their speed, their expression, and their understanding of what they are reading. We will aim to change the books two or three times a week. If your child has access to the Lexia program, encouraging your child to use this regularly will also support progress in reading.

Homework: English or Maths homework will be set on a Wednesday to be handed in the following Monday. If your child completes any extra work, please do encourage them to bring it in to show me. Homework should always be completed in pencil or black ink. We may also send home handwriting practice or letter sounds/words to learn. All children also have access to the online Mathletics program – login details in Reading Records.

PE: Please make sure your child has a full and named PE kit in school every day and remember to return it to school if your child has attended an after school club.