Welcome to class 2G!
This term our connector is 'A Walk on the Wild Side'.
This connector will be filled with lots of exciting activities that will help stimulate the children's learning. We will begin by exploring the book 'The Gruffalo' and using this as a stimulus to write our own character descriptions. Children will be learning about where animals live and what they need to survive in their habitats. We will be using this knowledge to write a non-chronological report. We will be making a textile picture of a woodland scene using different materials.
Library books and reading books are changed weekly. Please make sure your child has their book as they enjoy choosing new books. Please make it a habit to read with your child and to ask them open-ended questions such as 'why do you think...?' so that your child can really elaborate on their answer and you can also see how much your child has understood the text.
Daily arithmetic sessions will continue to focus on the four operations. We will be using this knowledge to solve a range of problems. We will also be focusing on measures this half term, looking at how to tell the time and how to read a range of different scales.
There are lots of ways of supporting your child in maths. Below are a few examples:
·Children can count anything: sweets, cars, trees, pennies, … Encourage them to count objects wherever they are!
·Give them mini tasks at the supermarket e.g. putting six carrots in a bag; 3 tins in the basket; …
·Look at the pattern of house numbers as you walk along. Are they odd or even? What number will be next?
We have found that children who have the opportunity to practise their learning at home, make the most significant progress.
This term, our PE sessions are on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit, so that your child can participate.
Homework will go out on a Friday and we will expect it to be in by Wednesday.
Looking forward to an action packed, fun term in 2G!