Happy New Year and welcome back to our swell class!
2018 promises to be jam packed full of exciting learning and memory making: I know the children are already excited about their May residential!
In English, our main texts are ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davis and ‘Malala’s Magic Pencil’ by Malala Yousafzai. Meanwhile in Maths, we will continue to build upon our knowledge and confidence of addition and subtraction. This term KS2 are studying World War Two and I will be leading this teaching across Class 2 and 3. WW2 is an exciting topic which will be explored not only in allocated topic time but also in Creative Curriculum and English. This term Class 2 are swimming and this PE will take place on Thursday afternoons.
The term our whole school value is ‘Courage’. This will be our focus in whole school and class worship. We will be defining what courage is, how can be courageous and how this value helps shape us into Godly, global citizens.
Please can you ensure that your child has their labelled PE kit in school every day, as we will be making the most of any good weather (!) and going to the field as often as we can. PE kits should contain a blue PE t-shirt, shorts, joggers, a jumper, socks and appropriate footwear.
Every morning Class 2 enjoy two different morning activities. Firstly, I have a task on the interactive whiteboard which they complete in their orange morning books. These tasks are designed to wake up their brains ready for the busy day ahead. They then progress onto their creative morning activity:
Monday: Mindful Colouring
Tuesday: Spelling spree
Wednesday: Mindful Maths
Thursday: Creative Cursive
Friday: Mindful Colouring and ‘What Stuck?’
Please join us in our class room on Friday mornings from 8:45 – 9:00 and explore our classroom. Much has changed in Class 2 since my arrival and the children are benefitting from and enjoying our vibrant displays and engaging content. Mrs Coleman and I continue to dedicate time and effort into our room to ensure that it remains an exciting and inviting learning hub!
Homework will alternate between Maths and English and will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Friday. Spellings will be sent home every Friday and tested the following Friday.
Please ensure that your child reads for at least 15 minutes every day, either to somebody else or independently. Reading records will be checked throughout the week to monitor progress.
Each member of Class 2 is given a ‘Daily Do’s’ folder in which to keep their Spelling book, reading record and reading book. These need to be brought into school every morning and return home with children at the end of the school day.
Please remember that my door is always open for any concerns or compliments !
Our new school year has certainly begun with a BANG! We celebrated our amazing shooting star winner from last term for their fantastic behaviour and good effort. She won a whole bag of delicious sweets! In English, we have been continuing to do our Diary's of the book called 'The Promise', it is a interesting book because everything is dull but then the streets become bright. We then joined the whole school in our Fizz Pop Science taster session, Max and Henry were lucky enough to be chosen as volunteers! They had lots of fun and we did to. The Fizz Pop Science man was very funny . We had lots of laughter during Fizz Pop Science! So we said a big THANK YOU for all that laughter ! ~ Julia and Mia