Welcome to Year 2!
Class 2’s project for the autumn term is ‘How can you change the world?’
We will begin with our amazing hook days designing and making sculpted Olympic and Paralympic medals, painting portraits of significant people from history and creating our own class timeline.
Our class novels include the fantastic, ‘Koala Who Could’, ‘When I Grow Up’ and ‘Perfectly Norman’. We will also read an exciting range of non-fiction texts to learn about famous people in history such as: Rosa Parks, the Wright Brothers and Ellie Simmonds.
We will be learning much more about significant people who have changed the world and impact upon society and much, much more!
We will continue to experience our ‘51 things to do at Southwold’ and will be sharing our adventures on Class Dojo.
As always, we love to share and celebrate our pupil’s amazing project homework in our exhibition corner. Please remember that your child must complete 3 Project Homework tasks over the term in addition to their weekly homework.
Please ask if your child needs any help or resources.
‘The more you read, the more you learn!’
Please aim to listen to your child read 5 times a week and record every time you read with them in their reading diaries so we can keep a record. Children get a tick or stamp on their reading bookmark every time they read at home. When a bookmark is completed, your child will receive a prize then moves to the next colour of bookmark.
Spellings and Maths Homework
Your child will be given a spelling, maths madness and a times table test every Thursday morning, so they need to be practising these throughout the week. Your child can also practise their times tables online using Times Table Rockstars at https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
Children receive house and Dojo’s points either for effort, making progress or full marks in spellings and passing their times table and maths madness test.
Your child is given homework to complete every Friday and this will need to be returned to school the following Thursday if not before.
PE and Swimming
PE lessons will take place on:
- Wednesday Autumn 1 ( 2.09.21 –15.10.21)
- Monday Autumn 2 (1.11-21 – 17.12.21)
Please make sure that your child comes to school dressed in the correct PE kit on PE days only.
Swimming lessons will take place every Friday morning. Please send your child to school ‘swim’ ready, (wearing the correct swimming garment under their school uniform). This will help them to get changed more quickly and ensure maximum swimming time. If you wish for your child to wear swimming goggles, please send a permission letter to their class teacher.
If you need to know anything else or need to speak with a member of staff, please do not hesitate to come and see us.
Mrs Slater-Evans, Mrs Salmeron and Miss Benton