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Welcome to Wrekin Class!

Wrekin class is taught by Miss Fox and is supported by Mrs Al-Sadek, Mrs Garner and Miss Deacon. 

Autumn 2020           

Welcome to Wrekin class! I am so excited to have you in my class. We hope you are ready for an exciting term as we begin our topic ‘Let’s Remember’. We will launch this topic by exploring friends vs enemies around the world as we start to look into World War 1. We will think about life in the war, including life in the trenches and animals that helped in the war. We will then move on to think about who else helped in the war and how they helped. This will lead us into thinking about key historical dates in the past.

 

 

English

 

 In English this term, we will be exploring a range of texts linked to our theme. We will initially focus on non-fiction texts about ourselves and the people around us. We will then move on to fiction texts with a focus upon our inference skills and sentence structure. Later in the term, we will write letters and newspaper reports about Sergeant Stubby and other animals in the war. Using the same theme, we will create war poetry to share with others.

 

Please see the bottom of the page for the document which lists our vocabulary for the Autumn term.

 

 

Maths

 

In Maths this term, we are focusing on place value. The children will learn how they can pull numbers apart into tens and ones to support their addition and subtraction. We are also focusing on multiplication where the children will be learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We also have Times Table Rockstars and Numbots that the children can play at home. It aims to support their quick recall of multiplication facts and number facts. If your child needs a reminder of their log in, please speak to Miss Fox.

 

 

Topic

 

 During the first few weeks of the new term, we will think about our friends and times we may have fallen out with our friends. We will use this to begin to think about the war and how countries might have fallen out. Whilst exploring the war, we will look at life in the war, including in the trenches, and animals in the war. Following this we will research people who helped in the war, for example Edith Cavell. This will lead us into creating timelines which will include key historical dates. 

 

Reading

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.

 

This year we have created bookmarks for the children to use during the time they read with you at home. These bookmarks have examples of questions you could ask the children in order to support their understanding of the book. 

 

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?

 

For children who read every night, they will get reading buddies at the end of the week. For every night the children read, they will be entered into a raffle to win prizes at the end of the 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 similar to the ones on the bookmark.

 

In addition to this each class has devised a list of top 10 books. The children have access to these books to read as and when they choose. The books are also read by the adults in the class during story time. For this list of books please ask Miss Fox.

 

Homework

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. Some children may need to put their spellings into a sentence to support their understanding of the word. 

 

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. They will be tested on these key facts once a week. 

 

As I am sure you are all aware, we use  'Numbots' and 'Times Table Rockstars' which is a fun and exciting way to support your child with their number knowledge and times tables. This has proved to be very effective in building the foundations for children's maths skills. 

 


Please ask Miss Fox if you would like to be reminded of your child's log in details. 

 

TimesTable Rockstars:

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 Miss Fox. 

 

 

Don't forget!

  • Reading books (every day).
  • Spelling books (every day).
  • Number fact books (every day).
  • PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays - children will only need trainers OR pumps.
  • Forest school is on a Tuesday afternoon. Children are to come in their Forest School kit (clothes and shoes you don't mind them getting mucky). They will stay in these clothes all day so do not need to bring uniform. During the colder and wetter weather, please could you send your child in with a water proof coat and wellies.

 

For forest school the children are split into two groups. One week your child will do forest school and the following week they will do art, D&T and music. This is so the children get a longer session for these subjects. 

 

To save confusion, we are happy for you to send your child in their forest school clothes every Tuesday. 

 

 

 

Key dates​

18.09.2020 Jeans for Genes day (non-uniform day – wear denim)
22.10.2020 Non – uniform day and last day of term
23.10.2020 PD day
05.11.2020 Bonfire Lunch
13.11.2020 Children in need (non-uniform)
16.12.2020 Christmas dinner
18.12.2020 Class Christmas Party day (non-uniform)
03.01.2021 PD day

 

 

Home learning:

As a school we are using the online learning platform called 'seesaw'. You can access this by using the website https://web.seesaw.me/ 

or you can download the app from the app store which looks like this;

 

Everyone has been given a log in. Your child's log in is in their reading diary. If you have any problems with this, please let me (Miss Fox) know. 

Activities will be uploaded to seesaw for your child to complete if they are at home. 

 

If you cannot access seesaw here are some links you may find useful;

 

Year 2 vocabulary list Autumn 2020

Homework support documents

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