Class 2

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2017

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

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 Superheroes and Christmas!

We are also going to be 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.


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.
Click on the image above to open the handwriting booklet


Useful stuff!

High Frequency Words
Click on the ball of High Frequency Words or click on the links below


Look what we have been doing

We have been investigating the properties of shapes

We are growing our brains. We are not afraid of challenges.
We were looking for tessellating shapes and making pictures.
We pretended to be birds to get a birds eye view of 3D shapes.

Yasmeen Wakeman,
19 Sep 2017, 03:49
Helen Sivyer,
9 Nov 2017, 12:57
Helen Sivyer,
12 Sep 2017, 10:21