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Starfish Class

Meet the Team...

Mrs O'Regan

Mrs Lansbury

Mrs Huntley-Peck

Miss McBride

Our Pupil committee members.

Rights Respecting Schools Representative is Jayme.

School Council Representative is Michelle.

Eco Council Representative is Reegan. 

We take our roles very seriously and inform the class of all the latest news and events. We attend weekly meetings and sometimes we lead assemblies. 

AWARDS

Star of the week is Tife

Star reader is Isabelle

Star Mathematician is Lottie

Star for Lunchtime is Jack

Our classroom

Wednesday Workshops!

The whole Year 2 team hopes you can join us on a Wednesday morning, if possible, until 9:15 am to share in your child's learning. There will be a range of tabletop activities running each week if you are able to pop in.

Homework

There will be a piece of homework to complete each week. It will be handed out on a Friday and expected in for marking on a Thursday.

Reading and spellings

Please read with your child every day for 10 minutes and sign in their Monkey Reading Record.

Children will be receiving spellings every Friday, which will be tested the following Thursday. Spelling lists will be linked to each child's daily phonics lessons, which focus on a sound or rule, and spellings will be put into context, so please help your child to put their words into a sentence.

Please play phonics games with your child to help retain the different sounds. There are free games and resources on:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

We also have books set on Bug Club which have been tailored to each individual child. We are in the process of providing each child with their login which will be coming home shortly.  

http//www.bugclub.co.uk/

Curriculum

This term's topic is Dinosaurs.

 

In English, we will be exploring a diverse range of dinosaurs and generating descriptions of them. We will also be applying our knowledge of how to take care of ourselves and animals, in order to creat a dinosaur careplan.

In Maths we are learning about fractions. We will be learning to identify half, quarter and thirds. We will be continuing to challenge ourselves in weekly Big Maths activities, trying to beat our best score each time. We will also be learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Keep using TTRockstars to practise! Here is a link to log onto TTRockstars with your child.

https://ttrockstars.com/login

In Science, we are learning all about plants and living things this term. We will be exploring different plants and trees. We will also be observing how plants and trees grow and change, we will be spending some time outside to investigate this. We will also be learning to recognise the different parts of both plants and trees.


In Computing, we will be learning how to write and read an algorithim. We will be learning the shortcuts for forwards and backwards, as well as working with our partners to move in different ways. We will be learning to create a dinosaur dance!

In Topic we will be learning all about the Dinosaurs, we will be learning about the History and Geography that surround this.

In PE we will be learning to improve our gymnastic skills.

 

In RE we will be learning about how beginnings and endings are celebrated in different religions. 

In PSHE we will be learning about how to achieve our dreams and goals. We will be exploring ways to be resilient and how to persevere when challenges are difficult. 

In Art, we will be learning to mix different shades of paint to create a picture

In Music, we will be learning to play the ocarina.

In Spanish, we will be learning to greet each other while taking the register.

 

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Every day, we take on different reading challenges in our BIG Reading sessions. We have different characters who remind us how to be an effective reader: how to retrieve information, explore a text, analyse features and detect clues. Each week your child will be given a target for their reading during their guided reading session. Please help us to reach these targets through questioning when reading at home.

 

We will continue to try to beat our score in Big Maths! We do Big Maths every Friday and some of us are now trying to answer 15 questions in 20 seconds!

 

Please encourage your children to challenge themselves and practise their learning at home by visiting:

http//www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/homophones-games/homophones-game.html

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://http//us.educationcity.com/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

Notices

All children should have a pair of INDOOR shoes to change into from their OUTDOOR shoes. Please check PE kits are complete, with all items clearly named and labelled.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

 On Tuesday, Starfish Class were excited to take part in our Teddy Bears Picnic.

In the morning, we all brought our teddys to school for the day, where they were able to see our classroom and watch our learning. We are very proud of our learning and enjoyed sharing our knowledge with our teddys.

The afternoon came and the excitement for the Teddy Bears Picnic was mounting. We had a brilliant time with our teddys; to begin with, we spent some time getting to know all of the teddys in Starfish Class. After we had got to know the teddys, we had lots of scrumptious snacks and drinks before we went outside to play games with our teddy bears.

 We all had a fabulous time at the Teddy Bears Picnic!

Here are some images of what we have been getting up in Starfish! 

Career's Day

On Friday 18th January, we had a career's day. Starfish class came to school dressed as the careers that they would like to have in the future. What an exciting range of careers we have in our class!