Welcome to Class 2
'Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it'~ Proverbs 22:6
Dear Parents/ Carers
Welcome to Class 2, I am looking forward to a great year and I hope your children are too. We have, as usual here at St Mary's, a packed and motivating year to help your children develop through this step on their primary school journey. Communication is key to getting the best out of the children, I will communicate with parents as often as I can and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Here is an overview of our first half term:
Our topic is 'Home Sweet Home'. We will be looking at our wonderful local area. Your children will learn how to read and navigate simple maps.
Literacy - This half term the children will be learning about non-chronological reports and writing their own based on the school. We will also be looking at traditional fairy tales and adding a twist.
Art- Drawing skills and using these in first-hand observations.
Science- We will be exploring the different seasons and how they change throughout the year.
Religious Education - We will be focussing on relationships and family of God
Computing- We are logging onto Purple Mash and completing little tasks.
Numeracy- We will be focussing on number and place value.
P.E is now on a Tuesday please can you ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their P.E kit.
Reading- is very important it not only develops a love of reading but also develops imagination which is essential for story writing and also their ability to communicate effectively. Please read with your child for around 20min every day.
Spelling-spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Time tables(Year 2) Number bonds to 10 and 20 (Year 1) - Both of these are important to help build fluency within Maths.
The Class 2 Team
Mr Kellett– Class Teacher
Miss Thornber – Teaching Assistant
Please make sure that all belongings are clearly labelled with your child's full name as we are getting a number of items left daily that are unclaimed or are taken home by other children in error. Many thanks for your help with this.
Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions throughout the year.