Teacher: Miss Fowler-Hill

TA: Mrs James

Hello and welcome to our class page! This year we are lucky to have transformed from 1F-H to 2F-H, not only have we grown taller but we have come back with the brightest smiles. We now have Mrs James as our teaching assistant and Mr Obada as our student teacher. Together, we make an enthusiastic, positive and resilient class, ready to take on the challenges of Year 2 with determination.

In our classroom, we have lots of interactive displays, fabulous work on show and a ‘Rainbow Reading Area’. The children love to choose a book and relax in there, ensuring that reading is seen as a pleasurable activity. We are currently sharing a class novel, ‘Matilda’. Together, we are working on a real love for reading and all the children are showing great eagerness to share their reading skills aloud to the class.

During this year, we will be continuing with our ESB. In year 2, we will be completing our ‘Junior Introductory Certificate’, where the children have to speak for 2 minutes about a special item or event, memorise and recite a poem and read aloud 100 words from a favourite text. We cannot wait to develop our orating skills!

We will continue to make our lessons creative and interactive in 2F-H. We love to be off our seats! When we can, we take our learning outside and do lots of practical investigations, to further our knowledge and experiences. We also love using ICT and are always keen to use IPad’s and laptops in our lessons. We are hoping to use the green screen and the 4D room, with the help of Mr Johnson, to create a news report based the text ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in Autumn 2.

Our current Topic is, ‘Land Ahoy’. We will be exploring the different seas and who used to travel on them. We will be looking at the adventures of Captain Cook and the exploits of Blackbeard the famous pirate who loved treasure. In science, we will be looking at different materials and deciding how and what we are going to build a boat out of. Do you think we can make one that will float? In Art, we are working on our sketching ability and have already completed some outstanding sketches of the Titanic.

Important Information:
 PE this half term in on a Thursday;
 Spellings and Mental Mathematics will be sent on a Friday and tested on the following Friday;
 Topic homework will be sent once every half term and the children can choose two of the tasks;
 Children are expected to read 3 times a week at minimum and book changed days will be a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Thank you for the hard work you and your children already put in, Miss Fowler-Hill, Mrs James and Mr Obada.