Welcome to Class 5!
Class teacher: Mrs Barker
Teaching Assistant: Miss Wade, Mrs Wilson & Miss Van Niekerk
What a fantastic start to Year 2! The children in Class 5 have settled in excellently and we have learned so much already! Our class teacher is Mrs Barker but we also have the pleasure of Mrs Wilson’s help in some of our lessons. We will also be taught by Mr Llewellyn, he is another Year 2 teacher. We have the extra support of two experts – Olly, our sports coach and Madame Gosney, our French teacher. We have P.E. and French on a Thursday which makes for a very fun afternoon!
In English our topic is Traditional Tales. We have already started reading ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs’ and we are enjoying the examining the evil character of the Queen and the wicked plans she hatches. We are excited to read ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ later on in the term, which will inspire our writing even more. We are also concentrating on improving our spellings through using Spelling Shed in school and at home.
Class 5 are well underway in their learning of place value. We have begun to explore reasoning and problem-solving activities in our lessons to ensure we gain a deeper understanding of the Maths topics we are introduced to. We are excited to learn about addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and money later on in the term. We will link some of our newfound mathematical knowledge to different subject areas, in order to apply our mathematical skills to real-life situations.
We are going to aim to improve our already amazing knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables in a fun and engaging way through using Times Table Rock Stars in school and at home. Class 5 love the competitiveness of practicing their times tables in this way, which is helping us to build fluency in our multiplication – a remarkable and important skill to have!
We are very excited to start learning about Our Local Area in Geography! We are going to explore our school, Wynyard Village and some of the surrounding areas in order to develop our ability to read and use maps successfully.
We have a very busy term ahead but we have all risen to the challenge of Year 2 so far and we are very excited for the year ahead!
Year 2 Long Term Planning
What’s been happening in Class 5?