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.
Let’s put on our capes and discover our superpowers as we search for an answer to the question, ‘What is a superhero?’
This half term, we’ll describe our favourite superheroes, create fact files, read a range of comic books and write our own. Learning about real-life heroes from organisations such as the RNLI or RSPCA and from the past, including Florence Nightingale and David Livingstone, will allow us to appreciate human bravery. As part of this project, we’ll explore our senses of smell, touch, taste, hearing and sight and investigate different foods. We’ll also test our superpowers by climbing, running, jumping and moving to music, as well as opportunities for us to create superhero works of art.
We’ll have plenty to share at the end of our project. We’ll design colourful posters to show how ‘superkids’ should behave around school and create an exciting, whole-class superhero performance.
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.
Superheroes are fantastic! Why don’t you visit the ‘Featured characters’ page on the Marvel website and read about famous superheroes together? You could also work collaboratively to invent a superhero. Draw a picture, make a costume or write a story together featuring the new superhero. Alternatively, read a children’s comic together. Talk about the characters and how they behave. Are any of them superheroes?
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.