Class 2


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Welcome Class 2 and to the start of a new decade!
Spring i 2020

Mrs. Sivyer and Mrs. Wakeman teach in Class 2.
Mrs Sivyer: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs. Wakeman: Thursday and Friday 

Mrs Hornby is our Teaching Assistant. 
We have Mrs O'Grady and Mr Davis helping us throughout the week.

Class 2 is made up of year one and two children.



We have PE on a Monday and Friday please make sure that your child has their PE in school all week, even on non PE days.


Don't forget to look at the rest of our class page, it has information and links to our current topic, a link to 
High Frequency Words, and other useful websites. 
We will also have our class half termly letters available at the bottom of the page.

Our topic this term is called
Life in the Freezer





Please look at our class newsletter to see what we will be doing this half term.






Each week the Class 2 teachers will set a small section of the Knowledge Organiser to be learnt for homework. Please note that children do not have to learn the exact wording! Just the gist of the definitions and facts included. They will have a little quiz on a Friday morning and House Points will be awarded for correct answers.


The best way to use the Knowledge Organiser at home is as follows:


  • Child reads, with adult support if needed, the information from the section to be learnt

  • They then try to recall the information either verbally or in writing

  • This is repeated over the week

  • It is important that the children keep revising the information that has already been learnt in previous weeks, so as to keep it fresh in their memory.


We are confident that these Knowledge Organisers will help our children to develop knowledge on a wide range of topics and will significantly improve their vocabulary. This, in turn, will make them more confident in class and help to develop their reading and writing skills.


Challenge questions



 Please help your child to learn their spellings. Spellings will be marked as incorrect if a capital letter is missing in a proper noun, eg. days of the week. Every half term your child will be assessed to ensure that they are in the appropriate spelling group.

The spellings for this half term will be tested on a Friday. 




Below is a list of common exception words that children in Key Stage 1 need to know. 


Writing expectations at the end of Year 2


Here are some of the recipes we have used in Class 2






















We are still focusing on developing a Growth Mindset in our school



We want our children to have a Growth Mindset not a Fixed Mindset.

We will be growing our brains by taking a different attitude to our learning. Instead of saying 'I can't do it,' we will be saying 'I can't do it YET.' We will be reading lots of stories about growing our brains and finding out that the only way we can improve is to make mistakes and learn from them.
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Handwriting

http://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/handwriting-cursive-letter-joins.html



Over the nex
t half term we will be focussing on handwriting. We want all of Class 2 to be using cursive handwriting. There are several benefits to teaching joined-up writing, these include speeding up their writing (if they learn to print first a
nd then learn to join it's like learning two different languages), cursive script also helps with spelling as you develop a muscle memory of the movements of each word.
Click the above link to visit the handwriting site.  

Questions you might have:
What's the best implement for cursive writing? 
Although we usually write in pencil in school, writing with gel pens and felt tips have a nice fluid delivery of ink. Softer B pencils are generally easier to write with and ones that are triangular as we hold pencils with a tripod grip and larger barrelled pencils reduce strain on the fingers.
Lined or plain or plain paper? 
Lined paper can help children achieve uniformity, but they can also be constraining. Also don't just stick to writing on paper, practice in the air, in sand, on a tray with flour on - this feels nice too!
My child is left handed, is this a problem? 
Left handers may have more difficulty as they push the pencil across the paper. A writing slope may be useful as it helps them see their writing.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_lMoa9qeWEcPW4uoHSfGtxfQoyPkLVvJBVKZj32a4PQ/edit
Click on the image above to open the handwriting booklet

     

Useful stuff!

High Frequency Words
https://sites.google.com/a/barnhambroomprimaryschool.co.uk/public/high-frequency-word-lists
Click on the ball of High Frequency Words or click on the links below




http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading-owl/reading    

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/index.htm





  

Look what we have been doing




 








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Mrs Wakeman,
29 Oct 2019, 05:30
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Mrs Wakeman,
15 Jan 2020, 04:37