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Welcome to Red Class’s Page,

 

 

Red class teachers are Mrs Terry and Mrs Reason. We both love teaching in Red Class because the children are all such keen and enthusiastic learners. We love to take their learning outside and enjoy adventuring and exploring our local environment. Miss Hyam is red class’s teaching assistant.

 

Mrs Terry’s favourite lessons to teach are Maths and Science because they are all about exploring different possibilities and proving your ideas. Mrs Reason's favourite lesson to teach is PE because she likes watching the children learn to use their new skills in a range of activities. She also enjoys guided reading because she is an avid reader herself and loves enjoying books with children. Miss Hyam's  favourite part of her job is supporting children’s learning and watching them grow in ability, confidence and pride.

 

Together we enjoy working as a team to support Red Class and having lots of fun together!

Term 1 Letter to Parents

 

Dear Red Class Parents,

Welcome to Red Class. The children have settled in well in their first few days in year 2. This is what we will be working on this term.

Maths

- Place value – tens and ones using numbers up to 100.

-Addition and subtraction – using concrete objects as well as introducing formal written methods.

-Money – identifying the value of all coins and notes, finding different ways to make a given amount and starting got use the 4 operations within money.

- Multiplication and division – using concrete objects as well as introducing formal written methods.

 

Literacy

We will begin this term by reading Julia Donaldson’s ‘The snail and the whale’. We will be focussing on setting and character description before writing our own stories about animals on a journey. Following that we will be reading ‘Zeraffa Giraffa’; we will be using this text as a stimulus for letter writing, setting descriptions and persuasion.

Science

Our topic this term is living things and their habitats. The children will get lots of opportunities for outdoor learning within this topic looking at the animals and plants around our school grounds and where they live. We will be looking at why they live in their habitats before creating our own habitat on a new planet considering everything that the animals will need to survive.

Art and DT

This term in art and DT we will be creating African jewellery using clay. The children will first research different patterns and shapes that can be found on African beads before designing, making and decorating their own.

Geography

In Geography this term we will be looking at the different continents around the world and specifically studying Africa. This topic fits in very nicely with our overarching theme of ‘near and far’ when the children will be making lots of comparisons between England and Kenya.

P.E

Miss Roots will be teaching Red Class P.E on Wednesdays where they will be focussing on moving and travelling. Mrs Reason will teach the other P.E session where the children will be developing a superhero dance. Please ensure that full P.E kits are in school on Wednesday and Thursday.

Computing

We will spend this term learning basic computer skills. This will include independently logging on, opening, saving and finding documents, using a search engine to find images and copying it into a document.

R.E.

In R.E. the children will be learning about the stories that Jesus told and the messages within them.

Music

Mrs Hurst will be teaching music to the children every Wednesday morning. They will be learning to play the ocarina.

We are looking forward to a busy and fun term. If you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to come and see us.

Mrs Reason and Mrs Terry

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