TO CLASS 2 ~CREATORS
We’re warning you; this is going to get messy!
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, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We’ll learn how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately.
Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills! We’ll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, 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.
Let's get messy!
Grab your Magnifying glass and change your name to Sherlock!
This way or that way? Where should we go?
Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to our school or maybe they worked in the baker’s shop?
This term children will make maps and plans of the streets around our favourite Market Town. Answering questions: What can you see? What can we find? Whereabouts do you live? Do you know your address? Our class will learn how to write instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times.
When the Lord Mayor writes and asks us to help make our streets a better place, it’s time to get our thinking caps on and paintbrushes at the ready. Ready to roll, Street Detectives? Get your clipboards and cameras – it’s time we start investigating!
Please make sure children have their appropriate PE kits in school at the start of the week. We ask that you provide outdoor trainers for activities on the field.
**With warmer months approaching we will be outdoors as much as possible, but we still recommend layers for those chilly days. **
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, try making different bubble mixtures to see which make the biggest bubbles!
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. There is also a home learning workbook that you can work through over the term.
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 have the added incentive of earning 2 dojos for reading more than 3 times and 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.
We believe that tables fluency can be an essential step towards both confidence and ability. Sumdog makes it easy for children to work on these tables while playing their favourite Sumdog games. When your children first use Sumdog they will automatically take a diagnostic test to place them at the right level. Their usernames and passwords can be found in their reading diaries.
Sumdog will be used as our home learning tool, with children being assigned key math skills relevant to that weeks learning as home work. We ask that they log in at least 3 times a week and dojos will be awarded to those completing their work.