Class 2

Welcome to Class 2- This term our topic is Coastlines!

What we will be doing: To begin the Coastline project, we will use maps to learn about the location of the world’s seas and oceans. We will learn about the human and physical features of a coastline, including the effects of erosion and how to stay safe when visiting the coast. Additionally, we will be learning about the directions on a compass. Later in the topic, we will study the work of the RNLI and learn about the coastal town of Whitby, including how Captain Cook is linked to the town. We will finish the topic by designing our own coastline by researching the tourism industry and considering what features make a place a successful tourist destination.

Try this at home:

  • Reading: Alongside their daily reading, please non-fiction texts to provide pupils with a broad range of knowledge about the coast.
  • Maths: Year 1 pupils will continue to focus on place value but will shortly be moving onto adding numbers within 20. Year 2 pupils will be finishing the addition and subtraction module and will be moving onto learning about money.
  • Writing: Encourage your child to free-write when possible to promote a love of writing. Please remember, any writing completed at home should include all of the non-negotiables: Capital letters, full stops, writing on the line, writing at the start of the line and finger spaces.

Homework:

Each pupil will be given English or Maths homework each week on Wednesday to be completed by Monday. Homework given is always linked to the learning in class so please complete all homework promptly.

Reminders:

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.

Reading: If your child has access to the Lexia program, please encourage your child to use this regularly as this will support progress in reading- letters for this were given out this last term.

Spelling: Continue to check pupils spelling scores written in their reading records!