Welcome to Class 2
Mrs Treadwell - Class Teacher
Mrs O'Brien - Learning Support Officer
Ms Powell -Learning Support Officer
Croeso i Dosbarth 2!
Our theme for Spring Term is:
January 2020 Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
Hope you have all had an exciting and restful holiday. Welcome back to the Spring Term! This term our topic is 'Space'.
Just a few reminders:
Registration Time - Please make sure your child is in class by 8.55am.
Reading Books - To bring in every day and read often at home.
Spellings - Spellings test every Thursday.
Times table Tests - We will also be introducing times table tests this term. Please help your child to learn their tables and Big Maths Learn Its as they form the foundation of all their future numeracy learning in KS2.
PE kits - Our PE lessons are held every Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure the children have their kits on those days.
Homework Books - Please record your child's progress in their homework books. (see Spring Homework Jigsaw).
We're looking forward to another fantastic term!
Mrs Treadwell, Mrs O'Brien & Mrs Powell
Our theme for Autumn Term is:
We have lots of fun, curriculum linked activities planned for this term based around the Dinosaur theme.
Autumn Term - ‘Dinosaurs’
Termly Topic –This term our topic is ‘Dinosaurs’. This topic contains lots of opportunities for your child to learn about the dinosaurs. Please see medium-term planning overview below for some examples of the learning that will be taking place. Further details of trips and visitors will be sent home later in the term. This terms home task is to create a card about an endangered animal. It must include a picture or drawing of your chosen animal at the front of the card and contain written or typed information about the animal inside. Children will have the opportunity to to talk about their chosen animal. Children will then sell the endangered animal cards in our 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' shop. As we are a Platinum Eco school, we are keen to look after our world and help protect the animals within it. Talk to your child about the possible reasons why their animal is at risk of extinction; just like the dinosaurs! You can be as creative as you wish 😊. We look forward to seeing your creations – Happy Creating.
Welcome to Class 2
As you can see from the photos, the children have participated in numerous indoor and outdoor activities already this term. I would like to give thanks to guest speakers and parents who have volunteered to enhance our learning, linking cross curricular activities with four core purposes.
Core purposes to support children to be:
- ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives
- enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work
- ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world
- healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
I appreciate parents who are supporting children at home. One of the main priorities in class 2 is reading at home.
Talking of reading...
Each child has a reading book. To support staff to know what books they have read you can just write the book title, add comments about how your child did or just squiggle your signature to confirm that daily reading is going on. We really appreciate your partnership here as it will accelerate your child's reading skill hugely if they share a book with you every day. Diolch yn fawr for your continued support.
For those parents who cannot attend the Foundation Phase Curriculum Support Meeting, the main priorities in class 2 to focus on are:
Reading – you to them, them to you- anything and everything! Read every day, little and often
Forming letters, starting from the correct starting points.
Learning Read Write Inc. sounds which will support your child’s ability to blend words. (use Fred Talk and Fingers to support blending and spelling- see RWI leaflet in class pack)
Learn to read then spell Reception and Year 1, high frequency words.
Counting on and back from different starting points.
Doubling and halving. (Year 1 numbers up to 10, Year 2 doubling multiples of 10.)
Further ways to help your child:
Children may have homework in addition to reading and spelling. Homework may reflect a curriculum focus or relate to our class topic. You will find details of homework tasks in your child’s homework book. Tasks over the term, may include a craft activity, Abacus maths games, ICT – exploring Purple Mash or completing challenges with friends or family. Children can explore games and activities on Purple Mash, Abacus and HWB at any time, using the logins and passwords at the front of their reading records.
If parents have any concerns, questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me before or after school or arrange an appointment.