Welcome to Class 2
Summer Term 2021
Wow! It is the Summer term already! The year is whizzing by! We hope you had a super Easter holiday and are raring to get going with your learning again.
This term our topic is called Brazil
We will be learning about what life is like in Brazil and how different it is to our life in the UK. We will be identifying Brazil on the map and exploring different places and most popular landmarks. We will be looking at the climate of Brazil and it's impact on plants and animals.
As part of the topic we will learn about the continents and oceans in Geography. In history, we will learn about the life of Romero Britto who is a painter and sculptor from Brazil. He creates light-hearted, happy artwork using simple shapes, bright colors and lots of patterns. I am sure you will love exploring his fantastic artwork!
Class 2 General Information
Curriculum Overview Documents 2020_2021
To find out more about Class 2 learning in Summer term, please click on the Curriculum Overview document below:
Class 2 children have collected an enormous amount of dojos and have really enjoyed Dojo Party when completing lots of creative activities and exploring our stick insects again. Next week is half term and we hope all children and families have a lovely rest. Fingers crossed for some sunshine and warmer temperature! ☀️
We have been learning about different layers of the rainforest. We have explored the stick insects and tried to work out which layer is the most suitable for them.
During series of our computing lessons we have been developing sequential algorithms to move different characters from one side of the maze to the characters or objects at the other side. To do this we have been stacking code blocks together in the linear sequences.
We have applied the programming concepts that we have learnt to different environments. We are continuing to develop sequential algorithm skills and starting to use the debugging process.
Today we have been using all of our senses to answer the scientific questions. We have really enjoyed gathering all the information and recording them on our sheets.
We have really enjoyed our Maths Day. We went outside to complete two challenges. First we had to solve different 10x table facts to find a hidden message and then we had to work out lots of doubles and do that number of an exercise such as double 6 star jumps and double 10 squats. We completed different activities on Numbots and played 'Doubles Aren't Troubles' game. We also performed a counting dance
During our Guided Reading lesson, have been exploring Julia Donaldson's story: 'Superworm'. We have been focusing on reading with expression and adding greater fluency into the text which we are familiar with. We have also been adding actions to our reading performance.
Spring Term 2021
We have been completing lots of lovely activities :-)
COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURES WORK JANUARY 2021
As the government have announced that schools must close for the majority of pupils, we find ourselves in a situation of home learning again.
We will continue to use Class Dojo to support the learning of pupils at home and you will receive a printed pack of work along with pencils, rulers and an exercise book to help you. Each day on Dojo we will upload video links and reminders to help you complete your activities.
We are also uploading an electronic copy of the packs you will receive here.
Please note there are different versions of the Daily Maths booklets- your child will receive the one which is at the appropriate level for them.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us through your child's Dojo portfolio.
Mrs Troupe and Mrs Otwinowska
Home Learning Packs Spring 2b
Home Learning Packs (From Monday 18.01.2021. To Friday 12.02.2021.)
Home Learning Packs (From Monday 4.01.2021. To Friday 15.01.2021)
Welcome back to school everyone! It seems very strange to think that the last time you were all together as a class was before Easter! We are so excited about starting the new school year even though some things may be a little different and take a little bit of getting used to. We hope that you had a lovely time over the summer and are refreshed and ready to start a new school year with new teachers and your friends. We are looking forward to getting to know you and finding out more about you as the term goes by. We have lots of interesting topics planned this year and know that we will all be working hard together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Class 2 has to offer! We are sure you are ready to start the new school year, so welcome to Class 2!
Mrs Troupe, Mrs Otwinowska and Mrs Killian.
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
In History, we have been listening to the story of 'Town is by the sea' and discussed what life was like for a miner. Then, we have been looking at and describing a variety of images showing people's lives in old mining villages.
We have been selecting pictures displayed on the carpet and creating a timeline showing the history of mining in County Durham. We have been talking about why coal was important in the past and passing a piece of coal around and then drawing pictures of steam engines. We have been also completing jigsaws of steam engines.
In PE this term, we have been mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. We have been participating in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
Also in Gymnastics, we have been exploring and performing gymnastic actions (pencil/straight, tuck, star, pike, dish and arch) and still shapes; moving confidently and safely in our own and general space, using change of speed and direction; copying, creating and linking movement phrases with beginnings, middles and ends; performing movement phrases using a range of body actions and body parts. We have found making our body tense, relaxed, stretched and curled quite challenging, however we did our best because it was lots of fun!