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Welcome to Starfish Class

Meet the Team...

Miss Ratty

Miss McBride

Mrs Hoyland

Miss Tarran

Our Pupil committee members.

Rights Respecting Schools Representative is Casey

School Council Representative is Riley

Eco Council Representative is Savannah

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

Aadil

 

Casey

 

Bailey-Rae

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Evie

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 available on Education City every Friday, due in for the next 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.

Each child has been provided with a login.

http//www.bugclub.co.uk/

Curriculum

This term's topic is 'I'm in year 2...get me out of here!'

English

In English we will be exploring:

Poetry: we will be exploring the structure of poetry in the form of shape poems and calligrams.

Narrative: we will start the term by taking part in our whole school writing project based upon The Spider and The Fly, where we will be learning about persuasive writing.

Grammar: we will continue focusing on the Grammar for Writing in Year Two.

Monster Phonics – daily spelling  and reading activities.

We will also be reading a range of rich texts that link to our topic.

 

Maths

In our Maths lessons we will be focusing on...

We will be learning about written methods of addition and subtraction.

We will then use these methods to solve a variety of problems.

We will be exploring statistics and different ways to present and read information in graphs and charts.

our child has their own log on to Times Table Rock Stars. This website allows children to practise their times tables in a fun environment. Children are provided with an avatar which they are trying to get 'Rock Star' status for. With each question children get correct, they are able to earn coins which they can use to buy costumes for their avatars.

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

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/16622

 

Science

Our Science topic this half term is ‘Plants.’ We will be learning what different plants need to grow healthily. We will plant seeds and bulbs and explore which environments are best for them to grow in. We will learn how to observe the changes over time to our plants as they grow, measuring and recording our findings in different ways.

 Topic projects

 

Art: We will be exploring the artwork of Henri Matisse and the use of shapes to create jungle artwork. We will be exploring shade and tint and how to create these effects using paints.

Computing: We will be learning how to use ‘Stop Motion’ to create simple animations.

Geography: We will be exploring maps and compass points, learning how to navigate using a map. We will be creating our own maps with keys of the jungle.

PE

PE:  We will be developing our dance skills and choreographing a simple routine.

RE

RE:  We will be exploring how beginnings and endings are celebrated in different religions. We will learn how different religions celebrate and welcome new babies.

 

PSHE

We will be learning about ‘Celebrating Differences.’ We will be learning to understand it is good to be yourself and the importance of being kind to others.

 

 

 

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!