Welcome to Class 2
My name is Mrs McCluskey and Class 2 is our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils.
This term Class 2 will be studying the Romans in history, where they will research who the Romans were, how they expanded their empire and their invasion and settling of England. They will look at what it would have been like for a Roman soldier living and working in England and what the legacy of the Roman invasion was for people living today. The class will be studying Europe in geography, they will locate the countries in Europe on maps and globes, find out about the physical and human geography of the UK and other European countries.
Please find further information about our curriculum topics below:
Class 2 began their Flat Stanley Project with schools in Australia in the summer term and will be continuing their letter exchange with the school in Perth and will begin exchanges with schools in Canada and France. During this project the children will write a report on living in Tow Law and the key features of the locality and find out about the localities of the other schools.
In literacy our class readers will be ‘The Minpins’ by Roald Dahl and ‘Funnybones’ by Allan Ahlberg. The children will explore the imaginary world created by Roald Dahl and will be writing their own adventure story including the main character. When studying ‘Funnybones’ the children will create their own characters and stories based around the picture books. They will imagine themselves as the main characters and write diaries, letters and poetry.
Mrs Chesters, our family support worker, is going to be working with all of the children in Class 2 on Tuesday afternoons to deliver the ‘Relaxed Kids’ programme, to support the children’s emotional development.
PE – Class 2 have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and an inter-team P.E. challenge with the rest of KS2 on a Friday afternoon. Children need to bring their PE kit (blue shorts and gold T-shirt, for outdoor PE children need to have grey or blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers or plimsolls) into school on Monday morning and leave it in school until Friday.
As well as the regular PE lessons the children take part in a daily mile, weather permitting, so will need to bring a pair of trainers that can be used outside.
Homework – Class 2 homework is sent out on a Thursday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Literacy homework will consist of a grid in which the pupils choose one of the activities to complete for that week. There is also a ‘wild card’ where the pupil can do a homework piece of their choice. We expect it to be around a full page for each piece and to the best of their ability. A copy of the grid can be accessed below.
Numeracy homework will be an activity linked to the work completed in class during the week. There is a homework club on Thursday after school. This is where parents can attend with their children to work alongside teaching staff to support the completion of homework.
Reading Books – Children should have their reading books in school every day and should practice reading each evening. Could parents please make comments in their child’s reading record book. Each child should complete one reading journal each week, which should be returned to school by Tuesday morning.
We also have a daily timetables test and the children need to learn their times tables as part of their homework, please come and see me if you don’t know your child’s current target.
8/9/17 – Welcome Back
It is really good to see all of the children back in school after the summer break. They have all returned with a positive frame of mind and are working really well in lessons. Can I please remind parents that the children should bring in their PE kit into school on Mondays and leave them in school until Friday.
The children should also be reading with an adult at home each evening and it would be much appreciated if parents could sign their reading record to show this.
Flat Stanley Project
Class 2 enjoyed our Harvest festival crafts.
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