Welcome to Class 2

Welcome to Class 2! Miss Longland is the class teacher and Mrs Devonish, Mrs Nisbett and Mrs Pontin provide learning support.

In our class, we believe that it is really important to always try our best with every piece of work that we do and we always strive to have a positive attitude towards our learning. We enjoy practical and stimulating lessons where we learn in a group with our friends or on our own through individual activities.

Weekly tasks:

1.) Spelling tests – once a week, children are tested on 20 spellings. Each week, children are given 5 new words to learn which they are tested on the following week along with the most recently learnt 15 spellings. The idea behind this is to allow children to learn a set of 5 words over 4 weeks which will support their learning of the spelling rule.

2.) Times tables tests – once a week, children are tested on the times tables they are currently working on. Children have to be able to complete the times tables in order, out of order and they also need to know the divisions for them before they are moved on to the next times table. The end of Key Stage 1 expectation is that children know their 2, 10 and 5 times tables so all children start with their 2 times table and then work progressively through them.

3.) Reading – we really value the importance of reading at this stage in children’s primary education to support their phonic knowledge and reading ability. We expect all children to read at least 3 times a week at home and we hear the children read throughout the week during school time as regularly as possible.

Topic for the term:

Our topic this term is 'Under the Sea'! In art we will be exploring the seascapes created by JMW Turner and the children will create their own using paint with salt mixed into it! The children will also create coral reef collages as well as making their own floating rafts. In music we will be singing and performing various sea related songs using instruments. In our geography lessons we will learn about the continents and oceans of the world and we will look closely at the seas that surround the UK. In history we will look at boats of the past (with a study on the Titanic), explore what life is like for people living at sea as well as learning about ship-to-ship communication!