Class 2

Welcome to Class 2- This term our topic is Rio De Vida!

What we will be doing: Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party in Rio! To start the term, we will be composing carnival poetry and retelling Brazilian legends and Myths. In geography, we will be studying maps and globes to locate Brazil and decide what it would be like to live there. Later in the term, we will be following recipes to make Brazilian carnival treats and scour non-fiction books for fascinating facts. We will finish the topic by hosting our own Brazilian carnival and showing off our work to our peers. 

Try this at home:

Reading: Alongside their daily reading, please read a variety of myths and legends from any topic to enable pupils to make links between texts they have read.  

Maths: Year 1 pupils will be learning to count and write numbers up to 50, then they will be moving onto length, height, weight and volume. Year 2 pupils will be finishing their division topic, afterwards they will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes.  Please discuss these topics with your child and complete additional practice at home.

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, finger spaces and correct handwriting. Pupils should be organising their ideas to ensure their writing makes sense and is cohesive.  

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.  

Spelling: Continue to check pupils spelling scores written in their reading records. We will now be giving Lego cards to pupils that get full marks! 

Maths: Every pupil has been given a Mathletics log in to practice maths at home. Please encourage pupils to do this weekly.

Beat the clock: Beat the clock will continue to take place on Fridays. This is a 10 minute race against the clock where children will answer a range of times table questions. Children start on stage 1 and if they mange to correctly answer all questions and beat the clock they move on to the next stage. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home where possible