Welcome to Class 2's page!
Our class teacher is Mrs Hooper; other adults who support us are Mrs Duckworth, Mrs Friend, Mrs Grime and Mrs Bebbington.
Our topic for the first part of the Summer Term is called 'Globe Trotters'
Our English this half term will mostly be through the book 'Meerkat Mail', written by Emily Gravett. It is a story of self-exploration, of believing that the grass is greener, of leaving home and coming back again… Sunny the meerkat lives with his extended family in the Kalahari Desert and is fed up with two things – the place where he lives and the people (or meerkats!) he lives with. It’s time to move on, so he packs his suitcase, writes a note and starts his search for a better place to eat his ice-creams. We join him on his search, along with a hungry jackal who is always close behind him, as he travels from one global family member to another. Needless to say, each place seems to have its own set of problems and Sunny finally arrives at the eternal message ‘there is no place like home’.
This half term we have changed the way we set homework in line with our new 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 19th May.
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 class read this half term is 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton. It is the first story in the amazing 'Magic Faraway Tree' collection. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. However, when they discover the Faraway Tree, that is the beginning of many magical adventures!
We will also be reading lots of picture books linked to animals and other countries from around the world.
It is going be fantastic sharing these topic linked stories together.
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!