Welcome to Wrekin Class!
Wrekin class is taught by Miss Fox and is supported by Mrs Al-Sadek and Mrs Clorley.
Summer 2019 Vocabulary List
Welcome back! We hope you all had a restful Easter holiday. This term our topic is Location, Location, Location and we will be focussing on the differences between life in South America and life in the UK. During the first half of the term we will be exploring animals in the rainforest, specifically Orang-utans. After half term we will be comparing living in Shrewsbury with living in Brazil and looking at similarities and differences between the two areas. We have also set up a role play area of a travel agents to encourage the children to explore different areas of the world through their play.
To start the term we will focus on non-chronological reports based on orang-utans following a look at the advert There’s a Rang-tan in my Bedroom. We will explore their habitats, diet and dangers in the wild. This will then lead into story writing based on the traditional tale of The Three Little Bears. We will create our own story based on this traditional tale but including endangered rainforest animals instead.
Maths this term will be slightly different than other terms. We will begin by revisiting concepts we learnt at the beginning of the year to refresh our knowledge and skills of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and place value. Within the second half of the term we will explore shape, position and direction and patterns with numbers and shapes.
As stated in the English section we will begin out topic by watching the advert There’s a Rang-tan in my Bedroom. This will stimulate an in-depth discussion about Orang-utans including where they live in the world and what dangers they face such as discussion around deforestation and palm oil. The second half of the term we will look into amazing places in South America, Brazil and compare them to the UK.
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 ‘Mathster' when the set up is complete and the children are familiar with the system. We also have 'Times Table Rockstars' which is a fun and exciting way to support your child with their times tables. This has proved to be very effective in building the foundations for children's maths skills.
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.
Please note there will be no Forest School for the first half term. It will resume in the second half of the Summer term. Therefore your child will not need a Forest School kit for the first half term.
06.05.19 Bank holiday
07.05.19 Year 2 assessment period begins
24.05.19 Football lunch and non-uniform fundraising
27.05.19 Half term
03.06.19 PD day
19.06.19 Sports Day
21.06.19 Year 2 class assembly
01.07.19 Class move up day
10.07.19 Reports sent home
11.07.19 Parents open evening