Welcome to Class 2G!
This term our connector is 'What can you see?'
Using the story "The Window" by Jeannie Baker, we will be focusing on setting descriptions, using a range of descriptive techniques. We will also be using lists, labels and captions linked to our work in Geography which is all about hot and cold places.
Within Art, we will be experimenting with colour and learning how to make different tones by adding black or white. Children will have the opportunity to use this knowledge when creating their own work of art.
During Science lessons, children will be investigating how solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, twisting, bending and stretching.
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 the four operations and rapid recall of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will also consolidate our knowledge of finding fractions of amounts. Within maths lessons, children will be exploring how to use the bar model when solving missing number problems and word problems. We will also be estimating and checking answers and learning how to divide using the number line.
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!