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.
Climbing the battlements or tunnelling in the ground, there’s a whole world of adventure and fun to be found!
This term, we will visit a real castle to explore the towers, battlements and maybe a secret tunnel or two! We’ll learn all about the different parts of a castle and describe how they have changed over time. Using a wide range of materials, we’ll build models of castles and test the strength of our structures. We’ll learn the stories of Rapunzel, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff and create models inspired by them. Maps and photographs will help us learn about the tallest buildings and the longest tunnels in the world. We’ll find out about the amazing Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and improve our PE skills by playing attacking and defending games.
At the end of our project, we’ll have so much to share! We’ll display our amazing structures and share our knowledge in a special question and answer session.
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.
Towers, tunnels and turrets are everywhere! Why not visit a skyscraper, big wheel or tower? Look at the materials the structure is made of to decide why the materials were chosen. You could also use blocks or stones to create tall towers. How high can you go? You could play Jenga together and see if you can work out how to make the tower stay strong, even when you have removed some of the blocks!
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.
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.
Creators will be trialing the Spelling Shed spelling scheme of work this term. Spelling Shed gives full coverage of the curriculum with each stage relating to its corresponding year, so stage 1 is for year 1. The scheme is broken down into weekly objectives, each of which has a word list, a learning activity and a practice sheet and also gives access to web and mobile games that put a creative spin on practice.
Children will be able to access the Spelling Shed Hub games from home! You can find their username and passwords in their Spelling books.