Welcome to Wrekin Class!
Wrekin class is taught by Miss Fox and is supported by Mrs Al-Sadek and Miss Storey.
Welcome to Wrekin class - we hope you are ready to start the year as a year 2!
Our topic this term is ‘take one picture’ and within this we are exploring journeys. We will take a visit to a local river boat with the possibility of taking a journey on one – how exciting!
We have a very exciting start to English this term. As we are looking at journeys, we will begin by exploring the journey of a postcard that we will be sending to a school in China as part of an ongoing link. The postcard will be ‘all about me’ so the children will be able to compare life in the UK with life in China. Following this, we will start to look at the journey Jack takes in Jack and the Beanstalk. This will lead us on to writing our own stories about a journey based on the traditional tale.
In Maths this term we are focusing on place value. The children are learning about 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.
Our topic this term is based around a picture as it is titled ‘Take one picture’. As we begin to unpick this picture, we will look into different types of journeys we can go on. We will start by looking at local journeys and then move onto journeys further away. In History we will compare mechanical journeys and journeys taken by horse power and start to think about how travel has changed. Thinks links to our Art lessons as we will be creating clay horses with a horse drawn cart.
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.
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 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 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.
24.10.19 - Parents Evening
25.10.19 - PD day
28.10.19 - Half term
5.11.19 - Bonfire Lunch
29.11.19 - Christmas Fair
12.12.19 - KS1 Nativity
16.12.19 - Dear Santa visit EYFS/KS1
18.12.19 - Christmas dinner
20.12.19 - Non-uniform day/last day