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.
We will begin the term with Place Value, identifying what each digit represents and showing this in different ways. We will use this knowledge to add and subtract 2 digit numbers.
We will begin this term by reading Ben’s magic telescope by Brian Patten. We will focus on setting descriptions before using our text to create diary entries, fact files and some persuasive writing.
Our topic this term is plants. We will learn how they grow and what they need to stay alive. We will be growing some plants testing out lots of the children’s ideas and seeing what happens!
Art and DT
This term in art and DT we will be studying globes in order to create our own paper mache globes which we will decorate and add our own detail to.
Our is ‘The World around us’. The children will learn to name the countries in the UK and all the continents and oceans on Earth. They will also compare a European and non-European capital city.
Miss Roots will teach Red Class P.E on Wednesdays where the children will be focussing on moving and travelling. Mrs Terry will teach P.E on Tuesdays where they will be developing a superhero dance. Please ensure that full P.E kits are in school on both days and that earrings are removed.
We will spend this term learning how to present a story in different ways using our Purple Mash programme for computing.
In R.E. the children will be learning about the stories that Jesus told and the messages within them.
We will continue to play the glockenspiel and begin to understand simple notation.
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
Red Class Reading Raffle
In Red class we have introduced a strategy to encourage reading at home. If a child is heard read by an adult (parent, grandparent, childminder etc.) and it is recorded/signed in their reading record at least 4 times a week the child will receive a raffle ticket. This raffle will be drawn on a Friday at random and the winner of the draw will get to select a prize from a lucky dip bag.
Red Class Team