Welcome to Wrekin Class!
Wrekin class is taught by Miss Fox and is supported by Mrs Al-Sadek and Miss Storey.
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic break over the Christmas period.
This term our topic is ‘World Kitchen’. We will begin the term by going for afternoon tea as later in the term we will prepare and host an afternoon tea for the most vulnerable and lonely in our local community. In class we will have an afternoon tea themed café for the children to explore at different opportunities in the term.
Linked to our lasting legacy of afternoon tea for the lonely, we will first explore books with a food theme such as ‘Giant Jam Sandwich’ and ‘Tiger that Came to Tea’. Whilst using these books as a starting point, we will complete instruction writing and story writing. We may even have to make our very own giant jam sandwich! The second half of the term will begin with explanation texts and looking at how flour is made. We will then look at sending invitations to people in the community to invite them to afternoon tea.
Please see the bottom of the page for the document which lists our vocabulary for the Spring term.
To start this term’s maths, we will revisit multiplication and division to ensure we are all confident with it. We will look at sharing and grouping and the difference between these concepts. Each day the children will be presented with a challenge, linked to the lesson, that aims to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. We will then explore shape, fractions and length and height within measurement. Within each of these topics we will revisit place value and addition and subtraction as these underpin everything we do in maths.
Our topic will begin with looking at where food comes from and how the changes in weather affects food crops. We will then start to look at harvesting, what it is, why and how we harvest and comparing harvesting in the past with current harvesting methods. We’ll then explore machinery used for harvesting and will put these on a timeline before we look at where our food goes before it reaches our plates.
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 see the bottom of the web page.
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.
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 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 Miss Fox.
- Reading books (every day).
- Spelling books (every day).
- Number fact books (every day).
- PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Forest school is on a Tuesday afternoon
Please note your child will need to come into school on a Tuesday in their uniform and bring with them a change of clothes for forest school.
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. This is so the children get a longer session for forest school and art. The dates each group will complete forest school sessions are below. To find out which group your child is in please look on the classroom window.
|Forest school group 1||Forest School group 2|
7th January 2020
21st January 2020
4th February 2020
25th February 2020
10th March 2020
24th March 2020
14th January 2020
28th January 2020
11th February 2020
3rd March 2020
17th March 2020
31st March 2020
06.01.20 PD day
08.01.20 New year lunch
13.01.20 After school clubs start
24.01.20 Chinese New Year lunch
07.02.20 Year 2 class assembly
13.02.20 Parent’s evening
14.02.20 Non-uniform day
17.02.20 Half term
05.03.20 World Book Day
27.03.20 After school clubs finish
02.04.20 Easter lunch
03.04.20 Non-uniform day
06.04.20 Easter holidays
20.04.20 Children return to school