Welcome to Class 2
This term our topic is Dinosaurs. We will be using Dinosaur Island as our Mantle of the Expert theme and reading Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. If Mr Goldsworthy agrees, we will hopefully have a Pirate Day and create our own treasure maps linked to our geography as well as many other activities. The children will also be creating wanted posters, writing their own adventures for the dinosaurs and, time permitting, we will create our own fact files for our favourite dinosaur. I hope the children will be as excited as I am :-)
During the second part of the term we will be learning about the Great Fire of London- writing diaries in school and building our own Tudor/Stuart style house for homework, which we will burn to see how quickly the fire spreads.
Within maths we will be looking at number, partitioning, addition and subtraction. It would be helpful if you could continue to practise the 2,10, 5 ( year 1), 3 and 4 times tables with your children.
Just a few things you will need to know
Please read as much as possible with your child and fill in their reading records either by ticking the middle section or writing a note about their reading (minimum 4 x per week) . We will encourage them to change their books every week. Should your child reach four ticks on the inside of their Reading Log for the week they will receive a Class Dojo for reading. Reading logs need to be handed in on a Friday and I will return them on the Monday.
Homework and spellings will go online Fridays. Spelling Shed is for the children to be able to practise their spellings and maths will be through Mymaths. Passwords will be sent to you via ClassDojo. Children will get dojos if they do more than one activity on Mymaths in a week. They can also earn a dojo for their weekly spellings.
Library visits will be Friday mornings.
The children are allowed two books out at a time for a two week period.
PE is on a Monday afternoon. This term we will be looking at dance ( linked to our dinosaurs) and then ball skills . We will also be doing other physical activities when they will not necessarily need PE kits - please make sure children have tracksuits as well as shorts and trainers/plimsolls that fit (we will be going outside if its dry). PE kits are a white T shirt, green shorts and tracksuits can be blue, black, green or grey.
"Out and About" and Forest School will be confirmed when we have the details. Please ensure that your child comes suitably dressed for Forest School activities, bringing a spare change of clothes, water bottle and a snack. We strongly recommend that your child has waterproof trousers and wellies.
Links to help during school closure.
This is the Jolly phonics song that we sing to everyday-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2NYeVU-Me4 counting in 2,5,10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY - days of the week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw - months of the year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVgP3AZCfdU - shape song
I really like the "Have Fun" teaching songs. Just type it into Youtube and try them out.