Welcome to Class 2G!
This term our connector is 'Shining Lights'.
This connector will involve learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We will be writing diary entries in role as these important nurses as well as writing a biography.
In History lessons we will be developing the children's understanding of the past using artefacts and photographs. Children will be creating timelines of Florence Nightingale's life.
During art lessons, we will be creating a sculpture of a lamp inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth.
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 developing their understanding of division and looking at how it relates with multiplication. Later on in the half term, we will be learning about pictograms, tally charts and bar charts.
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!