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 ‘Marvellous Machines’.

In English we will be writing letters and also writing an adventure story about robots.

In Maths this term we will be working on place value within 50, data handling and position and direction to link to our learning about robots.

Art and DT will link to Mechanisms by focusing on making robots through using junk.

In Geography children will use simple compass directions and locational language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Our Computing focus will be to understand what is meant by ‘technology’. • The children will explore types of technology used in school and out of school.

Our focus in science will be learning about different ways of changing the shapes of objects made from different materials. They will identify materials that can be changed by the actions of squashing, bending, twisting and stretching, and link these actions with the properties of the materials that allow them to be changed. They will discover that some materials have different properties according to how they are shaped and what they are made into, and choose materials for uses according to their properties. They will also learn that pushes and pulls can cause movement or a change in shape. The children will apply their knowledge by making catapults!

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 lots of 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.

Next Term our Learning Journey will be ‘Planet Earth SOS.’