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      Welcome to Class 2      

Welcome back to a new year, new class and new teachers! It has been lovely getting to know the children, and some of you, across our first couple of weeks! Hopefully, those first week nerves have settled and we are looking forward to the half term ahead! Just look what we have in store...
Our topic this half term is a scientific one but, we will be making links with learning about people who help us in the community.
Maths - We will be securing our knowledge of place value before starting to look at addition and subtraction.
English - Across the first couple of weeks, we have been looking at lists, labels and captions. For the rest of the half term, we are basing our writing on Florence Nightingale and the book Traction Man, before moving onto writing list poems and letters.
Science - Animals including humans is the basis for our Science learning this half term. We will be learning about all the things animals and humans need to survive and be healthy.
History - We will also be looking back to find out about some famous ‘people who help us’ throughout history, like Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.   
Geography - This half term, we are getting to grips with maps of our local area and also looking at some aerial photographs.
RE - We will be focusing on ‘Sacred books’ this half term and looking at some of the stories from the Bible.
PE - Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. This half term, we will be practising games skills with Mrs Preston, and gymnastics with Mrs. Clay. Please may we ask for all items of outdoor and indoor kit to be named so that the children can be independent in caring for their things? If any of you have old sets of PE kit that we may use as spares, we would really appreciate any donations :)
Art and DT - We are really excited to be looking at comic and pop art this half term, focusing on famous artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
Mrs. Preston all day
Mrs. Preston all day
Mrs. Preston (AM) and Mrs. Fowler (PM)
Mrs. Preston (until break) and then Mrs. Fowler.
Mrs. Fowler all day
Support Staff
Mrs. Shorrocks works with us each morning.
Miss King is a student teacher on placement until late November.
Wellies on Wednesdays
This year, we will be taking part in outdoor learning every Wednesday for the afternoon. Please may we ask that children have ready each Wednesday (or left in school if you wish): warm/waterproof trousers to change into, a waterproof coat which you don’t mind getting muddy and of course, a pair of wellies! May we politely remind you that all belongings should be named to save on loss of items.
Reading - children are expected to read with a grown up and have their diary signed at least three times a week.  The children will be rewarded for reading three or more times by receiving tickets for a reading raffle. Diaries will be checked when they read with an adult for guided reading – please make sure these are signed so we know to change their reading books and they receive their rewards! We thank you for your support with this.
Weekly - Our focus with extra learning at home continues to be reading and spelling. Each week, your child will have a list of spellings in their ‘busy bee’ book. Alongside this, maths games will be assigned for them to practise skills we have worked on in class that week. Times Table Rockstars is another fantastic resource to use at home to support maths learning. We will be in touch when we have log-ins for these websites! Homework books will be given out on Fridays and expected back in on Wednesdays. Again, your support is invaluable!
Key Dates
24th – Fun Run
30th – Parent Consultations
1st – Parent Consultations
18th - Open Classroom (9.10 - 10.15am)
25th – Break up for Half Term
4th – Back to school
7th – Visit to Preston Park
9th – Nativity performance (6.30pm)
10th – Nativity performance (1.45pm)
18th – Christmas Party
20th – Break up for Christmas (2.30pm closure)
Helpers - If we have any lovely adults who would like to volunteer in school, please just let one of us know!
Getting in touch - If you need to contact us to discuss anything, we are always happy to help. Please feel free to catch us on the yard, make an appointment or email us:
Thank you for your support,
Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Fowler