Purple 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Purple Class 2020-2021
We are a Year 2 class taught by Mrs Hornby, Mrs Buckley and Mr Richards.
We always strive to "Be the best we can be" whilst having fun.
What Are We Learning This Term?
Maths: Multiplication and division, Statistics, Length and height, Properties of shapes, Fractions.
English: We will develop our English skills across a range of genres and text types.
Fiction: Stories on a Theme (Fox, The Tin Forest, Whale’s Song)
Fiction: Traditional Tales (Jim and the Beanstalk)
Non-Fiction: Information Texts (Follow the Moon Home)
Non-Fiction: Recounts (Diary of a Wombat)
Poetry: Poems on a Theme (various monster themed poetry)
Reading books will be changed on Wednesdays. Please send your child in with their books each day as they could be heard reading any day of the week.
Please continue to support the use the ‘Bug Club’ at home. This is a valuable resource in helping develop your child's reading and comprehension skills. We have found that children who regularly access ‘Bug Club’ books at home progress more quickly than those who don’t. Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school. We will also be using these books during guided reading. Your child will be provided with new Bug Club login details for this year. If you have any problems logging in please let one of us know.
Geography and History: Kings and Queens
DT: Hammocks: We will be creating a mock hammock using a range of materials and investigating how to make it stronger. Then, we willcreate one in the Forest School area to support our own weight.
Science: In the first half of the term, we will be finding out about 'Scietists and Inventors' and we will be studying 'Plants' after the half term holiday.
RE: Special People – Special people in Christianity (Old Testament and New Testament)
Music: The children will be practising rhythms and patterns in songs.
PE: Indoor/Outdoor sessions on a Thursday afternoon will be Cricket, taught by a Cheshire Cricket Coach. Outdoor sessions will be on Tuesday afternoons and will be delivered by Mr Richards.
On these days, please send your child to school in their full PE kit. Please ensure children have adequate PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt. It is important, that in addition to their school PE kit, children wear a suitable tracksuit when the weather is not so good. Children must wear a PE kit in accordance with our uniform policy which can be found in the home school diaries. Football sessions will take place outdoors in all but severe weather conditions.
For both lessons it is essential that children with pierced ears have either plasters to cover their earrings or earrings be taken out.
PE kits to be worn to come to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on the days that children attend an after school sports club even if it is not their regular PE day.
Homework Maths: If we feel your child needs to consolidate or finish their work, we will send a copy for you to complete with your child at home. In addition to any homework given, children can access maths games to hep improve mathematical fluency and to engage and improve times table knowledge.
Homework English:. Weekly spelling lists will go 'live' on SpellingShed each Thursday and will accompany the spelling lesson the children will have in school each Thursday morning. The children will be tested on them on the following Thursday. In the Spring term, we will be focussing on improving our reading comprehension skills. Your child will bring home a short reading comprehension to complete at home following a lesson and guided reading session in school on Friday mornings. This homework is normally set on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.
Children are expected to complete their homework using the same standard of presentation as would be expected in class.
We will continue to use Dojo for homework and remote learning, when/if necessary. Children will be given details for how to access Dojo via the home school diaries.
Spelling Shed logins have been placed in the diaries. The expectation will be that you child works on a weekly spelling list of 10 spellings. There are activities and games on the website to support the learning of these spellings. The spelling lists for both half terms in the Spring term have been sent to you via Class Dojo. The list will also be available to view each week on this page.
Secrets of Success
In Purple Class we work hard to achieve the Secrets of Success. Throughout this year, we will be looking for ways to encourage the children to achieve success.
Try new things - If you never try, you’ll never know.
Work hard – Its not luck or looks that make you successful, its all about the effort.
Concentrate – Learn to focus, tune out distractions and be mindful.
Push yourself – Fight your fears and learn to push past doubts.
Imagine – Have ideas and don’t be scared of being wrong.
Improve – Keep advancing, bit by bit. Success never comes in one giant step.
Understand others – Learn to listen, listen to learn about others.
Don’t give up – Sir Winston Churchill said ‘Success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.’
Please see the Parent Information Leaflet for up to date information about Purple Class.
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