Welcome to Spring 1 term!
Class 2 are learning about Transport and Travel
As historians: We will be learning about the chronology of cars, trains and aeroplanes. We will use timelines and make comparisons between old and new. We will study significant individuals such as Amelia Earhart and the Wright brothers.
As Geographers: we will be learning about maps and exploring a range of local, national and global maps to locate countries, continents and oceans.We will learn how to 'view from above' using aerial photos to spot human and physical features, understand map symbols and follow compass directions.
As artists and designers : we will be using papier mache techniques to make hot air balloons
As scientists: we will learn about animals and humans. We will learn about basic needs, staying healthy and keeping clean.
The Green Gang
Following on from our Orangutan adoption in December, every Friday after lunch we will run an environment club called the Green Gang. The idea is to introduce class 2 to some of the ecological challenges that face the modern world. Children will undertake a range of practical activities that will challenge them to live more sustainable lives.
session 1 - What is climate change?
session 2 - Reduce, reuse, recycle
session 3 - Energy experts
session 4 - water wise
session 5 - endangered animals
session 6 - planning a plastic free picnic
PE will be taught on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has a full outdoor and indoor PE kit in school every day. An indoor PE kit should consist of a white t-shirt, blue shorts, trainers and a water bottle. Outdoor kit should consist of a tracksuit top and bottoms. As ever, jewellery should not be worn on PE days.
Teachers are unable to remove your child's earrings.
If your child has laced trainers, they should be able to fasten them independently. Alternatively, Velcro trainers are suitable
Please ensure that your child comes to school with a water bottle. The water bottle should be taken home each evening and brought in every morning already filled with water.
Reading: please read with your child every day for 10 minutes. If your child has a Lexia sign-on, then this can be either an addition or substitution for the reading session.
Mathletics - please try and do 15 minutes of mathletics each week.
As ever, we have an open door policy. Please do not hesitate to come and talk to us if you have any concerns or suggestions.
We use our class outdoor area almost everyday. The grassed area is often wet and muddy. This doesn't stop us! However, your child will need a pair of wellies in school to access the outdoor area. Wellies may remain in school. the need to be labelled and kept in the cloakroom area under the benches or in a named bag. Unfortunately, if your child doesn't have wellies in school, they will be unable to access the outdoor area.
We love to use the outdoor area to enhance the curriculum. Please make sure your child has wellies and a waterproof coat (with a hood) in school everyday.