Welcome to Wrekin Class!
Wrekin class is taught by Miss Fox and is supported by Mrs Al-Sadek and Mrs Clorley.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are ready to begin the New Year. This term our topic is Achievements and Legacies and we will be focusing on people from the past who have left a legacy and achieved something significant in their life time. During the first half of the term we will be exploring the achievement of astronauts including Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake and Helen Sharman and learning about space. We have set up our role play area as a rocket so the children can continue their learning through exploration and play.
To start off the year we will focus on recounts and what grammatical features we will need for these including: conjunctions, exciting sentence openers, adjectives and adverbs. We will then move onto exploring report writing and explanation texts about exciting experiences in our class! We will also be reading some books about space which will continue to build our knowledge about the topic so we can use relevant information in our work.
In Maths this term we will start by focusing on multiplication and division. The children will learn about how they can make equal groups of numbers through the use of physical equipment and pictorial representations. We will then move onto exploring properties of shape and grouping them in different ways. In the second half of the spring term we will start to look at fractions in a practical way using real life objects such as cakes, pizzas and pieces of fruit.
We will start our topic by reading the book ‘Whatever Next’, a story full of imagination and humour. The children will use this to discuss what they would do in space. This will also link to the children's D&T work as they will be creating moving pictures. Following this we will explore timelines of our own lives and link them to significant events involving space which is when we will begin to think about famous astronauts.
All children will bring home a reading book every night. They will be given the opportunity to change this book during our guided reading sessions. Children who read their book each night will be entered into a raffle to win prizes each week!
In school, the focus of our guided reading sessions will be to develop comprehension skills by using a separate book to the one sent home. During these sessions we will ask the children questions to stimulate their understanding of the book.
To support your child with their reading at home, it would be great if you could question them about the book, the author and the events.
For example; why do you think that character is feeling like that? What type of word is that? Can you think of another word for that? What does that mean? What might happen next? What does the front cover tell you about the story?
Please continue to support your child by listening to them read each night and supporting them in practicing their spellings that will be sent home. It is clear to see when children are working really hard at home too so thank you!
Children also have number facts books and we would be grateful if you could help them learn their number facts. These include: counting in multiples, key facts about numbers, dividing etc.
Online maths homework will be set using our online tool ‘My Maths’. We have also introduced 'Times Table Rockstars' which is a fun and exciting way to support your child with their times tables.
Please ask me (Miss Fox) if you would like to be reminded of your child's log in details.
Please see the document attached to the bottom of this page for further information about how to log in.
If you have any problems please get in touch with myself (Miss Fox).
- Reading books (every day).
- Spelling books (every day).
- Number fact books (every day).
- PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Forest School - official forest school sessions have began. They take place on a Tuesday afternoon. All children will need to bring an appropriate Forest School kit with them. This could include, clothes that you wouldn't mind getting muddy, wellies or boots and a warm coat.
5th February - Chinese New Year lunch
14th February - Parent’s Evening
15th February - Non-Uniform charity fundraising
18th February - Half term
7th March - World Book day
15th March - Year 2 assembly
12th April - Easter lunch
15th April - Easter holidays
29th April - Children return to school
2nd May - Year 2 ASSESSMENT period begins