Earth Class – Year 2

Welcome to Earth Class! 

My name is Miss Grant and I am your child’s class teacher. In our class, the children will have Mrs Hobden supporting them with their work.

In Topic, we are looking at a variety of History, Geography, Art and D&T topics. For example, we will begin by looking at different fairy tales and thinking about storytelling and using words from the past. We will then be looking at the history of the Wright Brothers and the development of planes. We will learn about the history of the Fire of London, life on the Home Front during World War Two and famous inventors.

In Music, we will be singing daily at the end of the day. On a Thursday, we will also be learning to play the recorder and following music.

In English, we will be looking at the features of different text types, such as stories, information texts, Newspaper articles, recounts and many more. Children will be continuing to work hard on their handwriting and they will focus on writing sentences using a range of grammar and spelling rules.

We will be working to create a writing portfolio of our best work for the end of Key Stage 1.

In Maths we will consolidate children’s understanding of arithmetic, such as using all four operations. We will also be looking at reasoning, such as using our arithmetic knowledge to solve problems in real life situations. For example, using money, measures, time, shape and data.

A few helpful Reminders:

Our class timetable is displayed in the class window and in children’s reading records.

We have PE twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday. Children must have their PE kit for both days. Children must read and have their reading record signed every night. If this isn’t completed more than twice in a week then our child will miss playtime to read.

Please could you make sure that your child has a water bottle in school so they can keep hydrated throughout the day. Children will continue to have fruit time daily in class.

Homework is due on Wednesday and new homework will be given out on Thursday.

Please collect your child from the classroom at the end of the day.