TO CLASS 2 ~CREATORS
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Beasant
We would like to extend a very big and heartfelt thank you to Mr and Mrs Beasant for their very generous donation to our Reading Corner! We were in dire need of a place for all our new books and they really do add the finishing touch.
Left, right, left, right, here comes the marching band!
Hello and welcome back Class 2! Our theme for this term is Beat, Bang Boogie!
This half term, we’ll be stepping in time to the beat and learning all about music. We’ll listen to a music ensemble, identify pulse, rhythm and pitch, and move in time to the music. Leading and following instructions will help us make percussion instruments and we’ll also design our own. We’ll learn nursery rhymes including The Grand Old Duke of York and read the story of The Little Tin Soldier. Our bodies will turn into instruments as we try to master the art of body percussion. We’ll learn lots of new songs and write lyrics and tunes of our own. We’ll listen carefully to different sounds outdoors, test our sense of hearing and find out how far different sounds can travel. You will be invited to our special music and movement event at the end of our project. Practice will hopefully make perfect when we perform our songs and dances with confidence.
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.
Music is a universal language. Why not listen to a wide variety of music together? Make a list of the music you have enjoyed, and share it with others. You could also watch clips of brass bands online and listen to the sounds of different instruments. Alternatively, take a ‘sound walk’ around your local area. Listen for vehicles, voices and natural sounds to appreciate the background noises we often take for granted. 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.