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      Welcome to Class 2      

 Happy New Year!  We hope you had a lovely Christmas, it is such a magical and busy time with children of this age.  Many thanks for the incredibly kind presents we were given at the end of term, these are much appreciated and we hope you have received your thank you notes.

We have an exciting term planned…..

Our English learning will be based around a range of fiction and non-fiction books linked to our topic, starting with traditional tales.  We will developing our joined handwriting this term.  It can look worse, before it looks better!  Children will be having guided reading twice a week, and will change their reading books on these days.  Regular reading at home has a huge impact on children’s progress, so please try to read with your child daily or at least 3 times a week and record in their reading diary.   We are continuing with our pirate reading challenge, where the children receive bronze, silver and gold coins and certificates as we track their home reading.  We are enjoying our class book The Christmasaurus, which we are reading together on the interactive whiteboard.

Our Maths learning will begin with a focus on multiplication and division.  The children will be encouraged to practise their 2x, 10x and 5x tables, including the division facts e.g. 6x5=30, 305=6.  The children will bring home times table rockstars log ins – this is a fun website to practise quick fire questions.  We will be doing a weekly challenge using our mental maths.

Our topic this half term is called ‘Grand Designs’.   We will be investigating different houses and homes.  We will also be finding out about Dr Barnardo, who helped children without homes.   

We will be trying to go outside into our Secret Garden for part of Wednesday afternoon.  So we will be having Wellies on Wednesday’ as often as possible, please check the class letter to see if we are planning an afternoon outside.  Please could the children bring named wellies or shoes that can get muddy and some trousers for gardening in on these days.  If anyone has any old tools we could have we would also be very grateful.

Organisation:

Day

Staff

Reminders

Monday

Mrs Preston

 

Tuesday

Mrs Preston

PE kit in school

Wednesday am

Mrs Preston

 

Wednesday pm

Mrs Fowler

Wellies in school

Thursday

Mrs Preston and Mrs Fowler

PE kit in school / Spelling test

Friday

Mrs Fowler

Spellings/Abacus games given out

Mrs Shorrocks every morning

 

We hope this has given you a flavour of some of the things we will be learning about this term.  Please come and ask any questions, or if you have any concerns over year.  We hope we are a very open and approachable team.

It is been a slightly disrupted start to term with Mrs Fowler being on jury service, but Mr Stevenson has enjoyed teaching the class.

If you would like to come in on a regular or one-off basis to help in the classroom, please let us know.  We always welcome volunteers!

We are looking forward to what will be an exciting 2020!

 
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:
h.preston@carltonminiottacademy.org
k.fowler@carltonminiottacademy.org
Thank you for your support,
Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Fowler