Welcome to Class 2's page!
Our class teacher is Mrs Hooper; other adults who support us are Miss Coole and Miss Bebbington.
Our topic for the first part of the Autumn Term is called 'Can We Fix It?' We will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. We will also be finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching
Our first English text will be 'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.'
The classic fight between pigs and wolves as you’ve never seen it before! It is a subversive and hilarious take on the well-loved fairy tale.The three little wolves erect first a solid brick house. The big bad pig comes along and when huffing and puffing fails to work, he uses a sledgehammer to bring the house down. Next they build a home of concrete: The pig demolishes it with his pneumatic drill. The three little wolves choose an even stronger design next time round: They erect a house, made of steel, barbed wire, armor plates and video entry system, but the pig finds a way to demolish it too. It is only when the wolves construct a rather fragile house made of cherry blossoms, daffodils, pink roses, and marigolds that the pig has a change of heart .
Our class read this half term is 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl. Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits, once and for all . . .
We will also be reading lots of picture books linked to materials and stories with familiar settings.
It is going be fantastic sharing these topic linked stories together.
In maths we will be really focusing on number, particularly place value, addition and subtraction. We will be using a variety of different methods and resources to support our learning. Please have a look at our calculation policy for some of these methods.
This half term we will set homework in line with our homework policy. The expectation is that each week the children complete the MyMaths activities set on the MyMaths website and one of the English tasks from the homework grid in their homework book. There are also additional maths activities to complete if you are unable to access MyMaths or would like some extra tasks to complete with your child – these are completely optional.
On the homework grid there are 2 types of topic tasks – one for the children to complete independently if they wish or one for them to complete with support. At least one of these topic tasks needs to be completed each half term (either independently or supported). We will then display these topic tasks in the classroom to show case at the end of the half term. Please could they be completed and in school by Friday 21st July.
Learning can be recorded in any format in addition to your homework book (e.g photos, models etc). A copy of the homework grid can also be found in the Year 2 home learning section on the website.
Our online blog page will be kept as up-to-date as possible, with photographs uploaded so you can see what we are getting up to! Please feel free to also have a look at our half-term overview and weekly timetable (in the curriculum section).
If you have any questions, queries or problems throughout the year then please feel free to come and see me or a member of our team at the end of the school day.
Thank you for your support!