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Welcome to Class 2

Taught by Mr Hartley with Teaching Assistants Miss Edwards, Mrs Morris and Mrs Brooke.

Important Information for Class 2

  • P.E. – We have started swimming! We will swim every day from now until the end of Summer Term if possible. Please refer to the swimming letter for what you child needs to/can bring in for swimming.
  • Spellings – Our Spelling Tests are every Friday.
  • Show and Tell – Dates for Show and Tell to the end of term are: 3.5.19, 17.5.19, 7.6.19, 21.6.19, 5.7.19
  • Tuesdays afternoons – Summer Term: Mrs Booth will teach D&T, art or RE. This is because Mrs Broadhurst will be teaching in Class 4. 
  • Times Tables Rock StarsAll Class 2 parents now have login details for the website https://ttrockstars.com. What a brilliant website this is! I have carefully selected the times tables suitable for your children and the corresponding division facts. 


Our Class page is updated regularly and shows some of the things we have been learning about this academic year.

Summer Term

David Hockney Art week

The children have been learning about the life of Hockney and exploring his art work. Our favourite was definitely collaging photographs, which is what Hockney calls ‘Joiners’.

Harlow Carr educational visit

The children had a great time at Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate learning about minibeasts and habitats linked our current science topic Living things and their Habitats. The children spent time exploring the beautiful gardens as well as pond dipping, which was really fun! Thank you very much for all our parent/grandparent helpers who gave up their time to come with us.

Religious Education

The children have been exploring ideas about what God is like. We have been discussing God in different forms, including God being like a King!

Science

Class 2 have made the most of the lovely weather and been outside exploring micro habitats around our school grounds. The children then recorded what they found in a Pictogram.


General Information

Reading Book Scheme

The children  choose their own books from the correct colour book box and then ‘tick off’ the books they have read from a sheet with a partner to help them.

Listening to your child read on a regular basis, for example 3 or 4 times a week really helps them to progress and your help is greatly appreciated.

It will be very helpful if you could please continue to do the following:

  • Return the reading record to school each day with the books, even if they have not yet been read at home.
  • When you read with your child, enter the date and title of the book in the reading record and sign your name.
  • Feel free to comment on how your child has done, but please don’t feel that you must do this every time as just signing your name is fine.

Spellings

The test is every Friday. The children are tested on a specific phonic sound. For example, ‘igh’ in the word high. They may have already been tested on a specific sound before but we will revisit the sounds as they provide the children with good foundations of how to spell. On other occasions your children will receive ‘common exception’ words. These are just everyday words that children use when writing.

A quick reminder of good ways to practise learning spellings together:

  • Read the word together out loud 3 times.
  • Look, Cover, Write. Encourage your child to say the word by sounding it out, cover the word and then write the word, saying the sounds as they write.
  • You can practise maybe just 3 words at a time, rather than all at once.
  • If you are testing your child please say the words out of order or within a sentence.

Tests

On a weekly basis the children do BIG maths. This is a timed test and is a fun way to ‘speed up’ children’s arithmetic skills. They only compete against themselves to try and beat their own best score. Year 2 children will take their SATS tests in Spring 2019 and I will discuss this with parents at parents evening nearer the time.

SMIRFS

Your child is working on their SMIRF targets. You can find these in the front of their yellow reading record book.  Like last year, the aim for your child is to complete the targets to enable them to move onto the next planet. Instant recall of mental maths is really beneficial to your child’s understanding and further progress in maths.  Please encourage your child to practise these on a regular basis, just 5 minutes is perfect!

Times Tables Rockstars

This is a great website where the children practise their times tables (and the corresponding division facts). Each child has their own username and password to login (Year 1 children will be given their login details shortly). Hopefully all parents are aware of this site now but don’t worry if you’re not, just pop in and I’ll give you your child’s login details.


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Important Dates
  1. Bank Holiday moved

    May 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. New Bank Holiday Date

    May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm