Welcome to Class 2
My name is Mrs McCluskey and Class 2 is our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils.
Welcome to Spring Term 2018, this term Class 2 will be studying the Egyptians in history, where they will use the Internet to research who the Egyptians were, the importance of the River Nile, about daily life in Ancient Egypt and the traditions linked to their religion. As part of their topic the children will investigate hieroglyphics and create their own messages. In Art and Design the children will be making Egyptian mummies, canopic jars and pyramids. We are hoping to invite our parents to come and join us for an Egyptian Fun afternoon with interesting challenges like making the tallest pyramid and wrapping the best mummy. We hope you will join us.
In geography the children will be studying mapping skills and will learn how to follow routes on maps and to draw their own simple maps of familiar journeys.
Our class novel will be Julia Jarmin’s, The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess, we will use the text as a basis for writing diary entries, letters, non-chronological reports and newspaper articles.
Please find further information about our curriculum topics below:
PE – Class 2 have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and an inter-team P.E. challenge with the rest of KS2 on a Monday 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.
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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