Class Teacher Mrs A Mellor.

Teaching Assistant Mrs D Maskery.

Welcome to the 2M page of the Eaton Park Academy website. Our classroom can be found opposite the main Key Stage One entrance – Look for our 2M sign on the door. Inside our classroom the learning environment is bright and stimulating and all learning that takes place is purposeful.

There are 30 children in our class and we are all very excited about the year ahead. When you enter 2M, you will see a room full of smartly dressed, well-mannered children who are all very hard working and want to achieve their best.

You will also find two teachers who are very proud of each individual super star.

Please do come in and visit us as we love to share our learning with our friends and family!

What we are learning.

During this Autumn term, our first topic is ‘Town Mouse Country Mouse’. This topic introduces the pupils to different habitats and looking at the similarities and differences between living in the city and living in the country. Our next topic is ‘Flying High’ where we will find out about the Wright Brothers and the invention of flight.

In English, we get the opportunity to discover lots of different writing styles over the academic year. To help stimulate and engage us to write, we will read and explore the events and characters in a variety of picture and story books. We will be working hard to write interesting sentences using perfect punctuation for KS1, introducing co-ordinating conjunctions and using expanded noun phrases.

Handwriting is really important in our class and the children in 2M are working hard to improve their own. The children are looking forward to taking part in ‘Handwriting Parades’ where they can showcase their super writing, letter formation and application of the new joins to their peers.

In Mathematics, our learning focus is Number. We are beginning the year reinforcing our understanding of place value. This will give us a solid platform for development over the academic year. Following this, we will begin to solve calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using the different methods we learn. When we are secure with the methods, we will deepen our understanding by applying and reasoning our learning in many different ways.

As well as this, we work extremely hard to make sure we can recall our 2, 5 and 10 times tables as these are at the foundation of Mathematics and can help us in many different ways. Because we like to work our mathematician brains, we will also learn our 3 times tables early.

Because of all our hard work during our lessons, we have a whole school celebration assembly on a Friday morning. In 2M we love to share each other’s achievements and enjoy being able to celebrate our success with both our parents and fellow peers. Mrs Mellor will inform parents through dojo when their child is receiving an award.

Helping us at home!

You can help us at home by hearing us read, logging onto our bug club account, testing us on our mental maths and practising our weekly spellings with us.

For our topic homework, we have four choices and we must complete two. The children are very enthusiastic about the independence the homework choices create, but sometimes might need a little help!

Our teachers love to communicate with our parents through our Class Dojo page. Please continue to check the class page for important information, photographs of what we are doing in school and look at how many class dojo points the children have collected each week.