Welcome to Class 2S

Teacher: Mrs Smith                 TA: Mrs James                 HLTA: Mrs Maskery

Our classroom is situated off the Key Stage One playground. It is a beautiful and bright classroom which supports the children’s learning. We currently have 21 happy children in our class. We come to school every day looking very smart in our uniforms.

Our mornings are spent focusing on developing our reading, writing and spelling skills. In an afternoon we complete our topic work which includes Science, History. Geography, Art, PE and RE.

What we are learning.

During this spring term our topic is ‘Sowing and Growing’. This topic introduces the pupils to sowing and growing their own food from seeds. In science, they will grow cress and beans and will find out about the conditions these seeds need to grow. To learn to think more scientifically they will observe their seed carefully and record the changes they see.

Our summer term topics are ‘National Celebration’ and ‘Trading Places’. During these two topics the children learn about the history of the royal family, celebrations that happen as a country and compare the two Queens. In our final topic the children compare and contract two countries.

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, both co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions and expanded noun phrases.

Handwriting is really important in our class and the children 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, we are now beginning to consolidate all of the mathematical skills we have learnt so far. There will be a high focus for mental and written methods for addition and subtraction. Alongside this, we will be applying the children’s understanding of all areas to solve and reason with problems across the curriculum. All of the above will support and prepare the children.

As well 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 2S we love to share each other’s achievements and

Class Dojo

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. enjoy being able to celebrate our success with both our parents and fellow peers.

Helping your child at home.

You can support your child’s progress by reading with them frequently at home. This can either be using the book that your child is provided with, or reading online using the fabulous Bug Club Reading resource. We also send weekly spelling and mental maths homework for the children to practise at home. Every topic has a corresponding homework pack. The children can choose two tasks to complete for each topic.