Class 2

Class 2

What we are up to and welcome

Welcome back! We hope you had a good half term break.

This half term our topic is ‘Incredible Islands’. In Literacy we will be reading a variety of books such as Handa’s Surprise, Lost and Found and Katie in London. We will be focusing on grammar and identifying adjectives and nouns in the stories we read and also using adjectives and nouns in our writing.

As part of our Topic work will be learning about the great explorer Christopher Columbus. In Geography we will be using atlases to help us find the North Pole, South Pole and the equator. We will also be learning about the features of hot and cold places and discussing what we would wear in these places and why. Continuing with our map work, we will then look at which countries make up the United Kingdom and identify the capital cities.

The year 1 team in Class 2 is:

Mrs Buckland (Teacher; Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Mrs Cranefield (Teacher; Mon, Tues)

Mrs Bull (Teaching Assistant; Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fri)



Our PE lessons will be on a Monday afternoon.

If your child wears earrings they must be removed for PE or if you are unable to remove them please send plasters so that we can cover them. This is for your child’s safety.

Home Learning and Reading

Thank you for all your support with Reading at home. It really does make a difference. Please try and hear your child read at home at least 3 times a week (if not more). Every Friday we will be counting your child’s home reads and moving them up the Reading Olympic Chart.

Bronze= 15 home reads

Silver= 25 home reads

Gold= 40 home reads

Ruby= 70 home reads

Diamond= 100 home reads.

Home learning will be given out weekly on a Friday, and we ask for it to be returned the following Thursday, so that we can mark it and share what the children have done. Your child will be given maths home learning each Friday – which always relates to what they been taught in class that week. The children will also be given new spellings every week and they will be tested on these spellings every Friday –  so please practise them at home. A Topic Home Learning Menu will also be sent out at the beginning of the term, which has 3 or 4 ideas relating to our topic. We love to share what the children have made so please send it into school once it is completed. Thank you for all your support and help with home learning!

Golden Time
Your child might have been talking about Golden time. Golden time is a whole school reward. During the week children earn time to then play and celebrate on a Friday afternoon. However, some children may earn more time than others depending on how well they meet our school rules.

The staff fill the classroom with a range of activities and games that the children enjoy freely playing with.