TO CLASS 2
Hello and welcome back after the Summer break. I am sure you all had a brilliant time over the holidays and now are ready to learn some new and exciting things this term. Here are a few things that you can look forward to covering this term, as well as some important dates and events.
This Autumn term, our topic is Chocolate. In our Literacy sessions we will be reading Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children will be looking at character analysis, setting descriptons, dilemmas and endings. They will also be planning and writing their own adventure story. In Maths, we will be covering place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, time and measure. In Foundation subjects, children will be learning about the works of famous artist Quentin Blake; designing their own chocolate bar and packaging; where chocolate comes from; the Mayans and the history of chocolate.
The children have two sessions of PE this term, Sports Club and Gymnastics, in addition to Karate and Football. They will be learning games skills, but also self-discipline and socialization skills from martial arts. PE Kits can be kept in school for the half term and will need to be in school every day. Please can you ensure that your child has the correct PE kit and a tracksuit and trainers for the beginning of term when the weather is still chilly. Our coach has also requested that children wear proper trainers for Football, for their own safety, as their usual plimsoles are not strong enough.
A Maths or Literacy homework will be given out each Friday and will need to be handed in on Wednesday. During half term an activity booklet will be given. For Year 1 and 2, a Spelling list will be given that relates to our Phonics lessons from that week. Year 3 will be following the No Nonsense Spelling scheme that we use for Key Stage 2. Words will be given by Monday at the latest and we will complete a spelling test on the Friday.
Reading daily to young children can help with language acquisition and literacy skills; spark a child's imagination and stimulate curiousity. To help foster a love of reading in our pupils, we encourage them to read a minimum of three times a week. 3 Dojo points will be awarded to our Reading Champions, those children that have read five times or more in a week. We have created a welcoming space in our classroom, where children can read and recommend books to others, and will be incorporating DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read) into our timetable. We ask that reading books and diaries are in school every day, please can you ensure that you sign your child's reading diary.
Star of the Week
Our star of the week was Elouise, for her fantastic attitude to learning. She tackles her work with such a positive attitude and always aims to challenge herself. She always tries her best and encourages the same from those around her.