Welcome to Class 2!
Welcome to the Class 2 home page. Class two is home to Miss Taylor and Mrs Leitch.
We have been so impressed with how the children have developed into resilient and responsible Class 2 learners. This Autumn term we have been learning about 'Endangered animals'. Our first focus has been about hedgehogs and we have enjoyed this topic as it helped us to raise awareness of real life issues. It also helped others to think of ways to make a difference to our world.
We started our learning journey by reading about the troubles that face hedgehogs and we engaged with members of the community to help to bring about change. In Autumn 2 we have turned our focus on another endangered animals the orang-utan. We have been looking at this primate in the wider world and the effects deforestation and palm oil have on them.
Important note- Remember the SAT's tests will be taken any time throughout May. So please ensure that the children try to maintain their high attendance levels throughout this important time. If you have any questions on how you can further support your child please ask Miss Taylor or Mrs Leitch. Well done Class 2!
Home learning in Class 2
During our time in Class 2 it is extremely important to ensure that our learning continues beyond the classroom. Home learning can be seen in the form of participating in the reading challenge and doing weekly home learning challenges in our home learning books.
The children will continue work hard to achieve their next reading champions badges throughout this year. If you would like any more information about the reading champions and how you can support them at home then please come and see me. Additionally, please see the links at the bottom of the page for useful links and online games to help support your child's learning. The children's reading diaries are checked on a weekly basis by an adult leading their guided reading session so it is important to ensure that these are in school at all times.
Home learning books
Home learning will be sent home every Friday. This will have both a literacy and a maths focussed activity. The expectation is that the children will have completed their home learning and will need to have returned their home learning books to school by the next Tuesday. This is to ensure that Miss Taylor can assess their home learning and give the children their next weekly challenges. If you have any questions or would like support with the above do not hesitate to ask.
I have attached the home learning letter at the bottom of the page for extra information and this half terms weekly learning to access from home
Additional class information
PE days will be on Monday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure that the children have their PE kit in school all week as these days can change.
Children will continue to be offered fresh fruit during morning playtime and are able to bring their own healthy snack in accordance with our healthy school policy.
Any questions or queries please ask as we have an open door policy and will ensure that we are available to assist with any enquiries.
Thank you for your continued support and we are so looking forward to another successful and fun filled year!
Miss Taylor and Mrs Leitch
Home learning support-
Year 2 maths guide for parents.
I have created a document that consists of the teaching strategies used within class to support mathematical understanding. It covers the four operations: Addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Hopefully this will enable you to use the same teaching techniques at home when approaching home learning challenges as we do within the classroom. It is fully downloadable and also includes links to excellent learning websites for the children.
For further support I am going to be holding parents maths workshops on Monday evenings after school. The dates for these will be sent home in a letter. This will enable you to develop your confidence when approaching maths at home with the children and see which strategies they prefer to use.
I really do hope you find it useful