Welcome to Class 5's page. Here you can find out about all the topics we will be studying each term and any important notices. We will also upload lots of pictures for you to see of the children working hard and enjoying their learning. If you have any questions about Year 2, please don't hesitate to contact us or see us after school. Please read below about all of the exciting things we have planned for this term. Miss Wikeley.
Autumn Term - 2017-2018
In English we will be studying traditional tales. We will develop our understanding of how to plan and write our own stories and traditional tales using exciting descriptions. We will develop our vocabulary during our word level lessons and develop our grammar and punctuation. During our sentence level lessons this term we will be focusing on correct use of capital letters and full stops, question and exclamation marks as well as nouns, verbs and adjectives.
In Mathematics we will be focusing on developing our number skills. We will be learning to count forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from any given number. We will be using number lines and number squares. We will be partitioning and ordering two and three digit numbers. Later this term, we will use our knowledge of the five times table to record the time. We will learning how to apply a range of methods when using the four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Finally, we will be spending some time applying our knowledge when problem solving. Mental maths tests and times tables tests are every Tuesday. It is really important that the children learn their tables and have rapid recall. This skill will help them in all other areas of their Maths lessons. I will send the results of their tests home each week in their diaries along with their spelling tests results. Sometimes the children will also be set homework on My Maths which will also need to be completed as this will consolidate skills that they have learnt during the week. As well as this the children will be given a Maths practise book which will enable you to see what the children have been focusing on in class and give further practise to consolidate their understanding.
For Science this term we will study 'Habitats'. During this unit, the children will be studying a range of habitats from around the world. They will consider how these habitats vary and look at some of the animals that live in them. The children will look at the life cycle of various animals and will also study food chains. This is a really exciting topic that I'm sure the children will enjoy.
In RE our first unit of study will be 'The Bible'. During this unit of work the children will be learning about special books and about the Bible. The children will develop their understanding of why the Bible is important to Christians around the world and they will be considering some of their favourite Bible stories. The children will also learn about the different parts of the Bible. The Christian values linked to this unit of work are: Faith, Reverence and Respect.
We have French lessons every Monday. We will have a French teacher visit our class every week to teach us. Miss Wikeley will also be teaching us Music on a Monday afternoon.
On Wednesday, Mr. Hawthorne will be teaching Year 2 PE. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school and has their name clearly labelled on all items.
On Tuesdays, we will be taught by Mrs Moore as Miss Wikeley is teaching Music throughout Key Stage Two.
We are lucky to have three helpers in Year 2. They are: Miss Roberts, Mrs Bone and Mrs Roberts. They help us with our work and we love having them in class.
Important things to remember:
Homework is given every week. It will be sent home on Wednesday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday. On certain occasions we will set extra homework. This may be connected to our History or Geography topic or other topics of study.
We will have our spelling test and times tables test on Monday and new spellings for the next week are given on the same day. Therefore spelling diaries need to be in school every Monday to ensure your child has their spellings for the next test. We will also write your child's spelling test and times tables test result in their diary to inform you of their progress each week.
Reading books will be changed on Monday and Thursday. Reading books should be brought into school every day to allow your child to read during the day. You must also sign your child's reading card after reading with them at home. If their card is not signed, we will not be able to change their book.
The children are now allowed to choose their own library books on a Friday. These books are for the children to read at their own pace and leisure. Please make sure your child brings their book in if they want to change it.
If you have any problems or questions please see me at the end of the day or telephone the school and leave a message. I will return your call as soon as possible.
As you can see we have lots of things planned for this half term. Keep checking our class page for more information about our future topics and events.
PS. Monday is Choir in the Juniors. Miss Wikeley will see us all out on to the yard but has to dash off quickly to sing! If you'd like to see her, please try to catch her on another night or give school a call to arrange a meeting.
School Term Dates 2017/18
Autumn Term 2017
INSET: Monday 4th September 2017
INSET: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Starts: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Half Term: Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017
Ends: Thursday 21st December 2017
Spring Term 2018
Starts: Monday 8th January 2018
Half Term: Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018
Ends: Friday 23rd March 2018
Summer Term 2018
Starts: Monday 9th April 2018
May Day: Monday 7th May 2018
Half Term: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
INSET: Monday 4th June 2018
Ends: Friday 20th July 2018
INSET: Monday 23rd July 2018
INSET: Tuesday 24th July 2018