Welcome to Class 2G!
This term our connector is 'Go Wild'.
This connector will focus on woodlands and the animals that live there.
Our text this half term will be 'The Owl who was afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. We will be writing a character description of the main character 'Plop' and a set of instructions. These will involve making simple additions, revisions and corrections.
Within Science lessons, we will be exploring and comparings things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. We will also be learning how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different animals and plants, including how they depend on each other.
In Design and Technology, we will be making our own bird feeders. This will involve generating ideas through drawings, selecting and using a range of tools and evaluating our final products.
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.
Daily arithmetic sessions will focus on rapid recall of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Within maths lessons, children will be finding fractions of shapes and quantities. We will also be identifying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
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!