Welcome to Class 2
My name is Miss Dobson and Class 2 is made up of our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils. Miss Morris, Mrs Hurton and Miss James work in our class as teaching assistants at different times of the week.
This spring term Class 2 will be studying ‘Ancient Egypt’. Our class novels will be ‘Made by Raffi’ by Craig Pomranz and then ‘The Minpins’ by Roald Dahl. We will use the texts as a basis for lots of exciting and interesting writing experiences including; diary entries, letters, non-chronological reports and newspaper articles.
Please find further information about our curriculum topics below:
PE – Class 2 have P.E. lessons on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Children need to bring their PE kit into school on Monday morning and leave it in school until Friday. PE kit consists of blue shorts and a gold T-shirt. For outdoor PE, children need to have grey or blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers or plimsolls. As well as the regular weekly 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 Tuesday. 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 ‘wildcard’ 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. 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 day. Could parents please make comments in their child’s reading record book. Each child should complete one reading journal each week, which should be completed by a Wednesday. Children will have some time to complete this is in class and the rest should be completed as part of their homework.
We also have a time tables test on a Friday 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.
Watch the slideshow below to see what we have been doing so far this academic year.
Websites to support home learning:
- BBC Bitesize
- ICT games – literacy and numeracy
- Times Tables Rockstars
- Purple Mash
- Topics Research
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