TO CLASS 2 ~CREATORS
Hello and welcome back Class 2! We have so many new and exciting things happening this year! We are warning you- this is going to get messy!. Our theme for this term is Muck, Mess and Mixtures! Muck and mess is good! In fact, it’s mega-marvellous!
This half term, we’ll have a messy morning to investigate mixtures, from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam. We’ll enjoy the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, leaflets, lists and stories of our own. We’ll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, understand why mixtures freeze and melt, how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately. Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We’ll create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes, model clay into exciting shapes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages.
At the end of our project, we’ll turn our classroom into a gallery and invite everyone to view our exhibition!
We have some fantastic sports coaches coming in to work with all classes- so that no one misses out, please make sure children have their appropriate PE kits in school everyday. We ask that you provide outdoor trainers for activities on the field.
Our Class Target is to aim for all the children to read at least 3-5 times a week, practice their spelling and times tables appropriate to their age group. On occasion, I may ask for children to complete a numeracy or literacy assignment, this will be communicated through Class Dojo.
Muck and mixtures can be messy and magical! Why not make a variety of fun recipes to reveal how mixtures can come together and change? Trifle, gooey cookies and bread would all be good to try. You could also invent a new soft drink. Mix, shake and stir a range of fruit juices, cordials and sparkling water together and taste each one. Pick the best and give it a groovy name. Alternatively, take a look at our list of home learning ideas below. Children will be awarded dojos for any project homework they bring in to share with the class.
Our Reading Champions encourages children to read for pleasure. In addition to our DEAR time in the classroom, children are asked to read at least 3-5 times a week at home. Reading diaries will be checked on a Friday. They will be rewarded 2 dojos for reading 3 or more times, 3 dojos for reading more than 5 times a week. Special award stickers will be given when children have read 10, 30 or 50 books!
Big thank you to all our parents for supporting your child to read at home.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice to help build confidence and knowledge of multiplication tables. In class, we will practice 3-4 times a week with a quiz on Friday mornings. All children will start on automatic training mode and can now log in to TTRS. Their usernames and passwords can be found in their reading diaries.