Miss Brown's Class!
Welcome to Class 5!
A class of inspirational Year 2 children who work well as a team!
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We can't believe that this is the last half term of the year! It has gone by so quickly. However, it is a very full and fun half term! We cannot wait to see you all at the various events taking place over the next few weeks!
This half term in English, we will be writing in a range of styles. We will look at instructions and write our own set of instructions to follow a map. We will continue to develop our grammar and punctuation skills, focussing on using the past tense correctly. We will be looking at how to proof-read our own work, spot mistakes and make improvements. Please continue to help your child learn their spellings each week.
Please can all children have their reading books in school every day. You can help your child by listening to them read at home every night and then writing a comment in their green reading diary. They can change their books whenever they have finished them and can take a couple at a time if they are eager to do so.
Reading at home
Many of our children love books and thoroughly enjoy Reading For Pleasure. Let them enjoy reading books, curled up with a hot chocolate and their favourite teddy.
Take a look at the link below where there are 14 different reading challenges that you can try:
You can also access many of the schemes of books we have in school and read them online for free on the website https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. On the homepage, click My Class Login and use these log in details:
Once on the website, choose My Bookshelf and then you can choose books from different age ranges, series and themes.
In maths, we will continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills as well as becoming quicker with our multiplication and division facts. We will be problem solving and seeing if we can spot mistakes, continue patterns and finding the odd one out.
Here are some maths games that you can enjoy at home:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - To practice your 2, 5 and 10 times tables like a rockstar!
https://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician.html - Can you answer 20 questions in a minute? If you do you will get a certificate!
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button How quick can you answer the questions?
In Science, we will be looking plants. We will be growing our own seeds and bulbs and finding the best conditions for growth. We will also be finding the life cycle of a cacao plant.
Extra science activities
For some extra science activities, please check out this website: https://www.tigtagworld.com/hi/HLU8L1G6EIYB?next=/
During our History lessons, we will be answering the enquiry question, ‘Where does chocolate come from?’. We will look at the life of the explorer Christopher Columbus. We will be finding out where chocolate comes from and the history of chocolate.
Art and D.T.
This half term, we will involve children researching chocolate bars and designing their own. They will then make their new chocolate bar, think of a name for it and design a wrapper.
In P.E. this half term, we will be learning how to play Danish longball. This is a twist on rounders so the children will learn to throw, catch and hit a ball with a bat. They will also be completing athletic skills such as running, throwing, hurdles and skipping.
We have PE on Wednesday and Friday so please make sure you come to school wearing your P.E. kit.
- Plain T-Shirt the colour of your child’s House (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green)
- Plain tracksuit bottoms (light grey, dark grey, black)
- Plain hoodie / sweatshirt (light grey, dark grey, black)
- Shorts (light grey, dark grey, black)
- Suitable trainers
Please make sure that everything is labelled clearly with their names.
Children with long hair should have it tied up please!
P.E. Activities to try at home
Joe Wicks has many 'P.E. with Joe' sessions - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing has dance classes for kids, using songs from popular films such as Trolls, The Greatest Showman and Shrek! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g
Cosmic Yoga is brilliant for mindfulness and relaxation. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Here is a link to some PE activities you can do at home: Home PE Activities
Maths homework, Comprehension homework and spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and are to be handed back in by the following Monday. Spellings will be tested on a Monday.
Please make sure that all of your child's uniform is clearly labelled, especially their jumper and their coat as they are the the items of clothing most likely to get lost! Thank you.
Look at the Year 2 curriculum map here to see what we will be learning about in our other lessons this half term.