Class 2




Welcome to Summer Term i

Mrs. Sivyer and Mrs. Wakeman teach in Class 2.
Mrs. Sivyer: Monday to Wednesday and Mrs. Wakeman: Thursday and Friday.
Mrs Hornby is our Teaching Assistant.

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


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 also have our class half termly letters available.

Our topic this half term our topic is 
Jungles

We asked the class what they would like to find out and together we will attempt to answer as many questions as possible! We will also be looking at at rainforests, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rumble in the Jungle as well as finding out about the artist Henri Rousseau - Tigers in a Tropical Storm.

As part of our art focus we will be visiting the Sainsbury's Centre where we will have workshops on sculpture.

Towards the end of this half term the Year 2 children will complete the SATs tests. Year 2 children are assessed continually by Mrs Sivyer and Mrs Wakeman and this is just another means of assessing where the children are. We tend to call the tests a special quiz to alleviate any worries. Please come in and see us if you have any questions or concerns.




The spellings for this half term will be given on Friday and they will also be on our class page. The date indicates the day in which the spellings are set not the day of the test.
Please remember to bring your spelling books into school.

You can view spellings below for Summer term i.



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






















We are still focussing 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
March

We have been measuring using non standard and standard measures.
We used different objects from around the classroom and discussed why it was useful to use standard units of measurement.
We celebrated World Thinking Day on Thursday 22nd February.
Our topic is about the Arctic and Antarctic. We created pictures of the Aurora Borealis.  







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