Class 2



Welcome back to the Autumn term 2020! We've missed you.

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. 
Also joining us this year we have Mrs Jappy who was appointed as a Teaching Assistant in July. Mrs Jappy will be working with Class 1 and 2.
Mrs O'Grady, our Higher Level Teaching Assistant will also be spending a lot of time in Class 2. 

Mrs O'Grady will be taking the children for PE on Mondays and Fridays. Please make sure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days.

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


We want to reassure you that we are doing all that we can to keep your children safe in school.

We are asking your children to wash their hands regularly with soap and water.
We are keeping the children in class bubbles.
Desks are constantly being disinfected.
Each child has their own tray with their own pencils and crayons in.
We are talking to the children about what has been happening through our PSHE lessons. 

A note about reading books
Please return books on a Thursday so that we can quarantine them over the weekend ready for recirculation. 

Please make sure that your child has a pair of wellies left in school.


Our Topic this half term is Amazing Me.

We will be looking at our senses and exploring food from other countries, as well as lots of other exciting things.

We will be making a Feely board, see image below. Please bring in some materials to use. 


Should we need to resort to an online platform we will ensure that resources are available on our class page.

Below are a few of useful links.



https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/


https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bitesize-daily-schedules-teach/zdtwjhv



















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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Helen Sivyer,
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Mrs Wakeman,
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Mrs Wakeman,
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Helen Sivyer,
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