Welcome to Class 2G!
Our connector is 'Here and There'!
This will focus on comparing our local environment to a remote Scottish island. Children will learn about the points of a compass and how to describe where places are in relation to each other, within the United Kingdom. We will be using maps, atlases and computer mapping to locate countries and to describe their human and physical features. Children will then use this knowledge to write an information text.
We will be reading the Katie Morag stories which depict life in a remote Scottish island. Children will be writing an informal letter, using subordination and applying their knowledge of question marks.
In science we will be finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival. We will also be looking at the life cycle of different animals. In art we will be learning how to build a repeating pattern using a variety of materials and our focus in computing will be on how children can keep safe online.
In maths we will be consolidating our understanding of addition and subtraction and using this to solve problems. We will be exploring money and how different combinations of coins can be used to make a particular value. We will also be developing our understanding of multiplication. Daily arithmetic sessions will focus on x2 multiplication facts, odd and even numbers and counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from 0.
Library books and reading books are changed weekly. Please make sure your child has these books in school every day. Please make it a habit to read with your child daily 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.
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 session is on a Monday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit, including tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, jumper and a change of shoes, 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!