Little Dewchurch Primary School

Little Dewchurch Primary School

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Class 2

Class 2 have started the Autumn term brilliantly.  They are happy, funny and eager to learn new things.  They have settled quickly into their new classroom and routines.

Should you have any queries, concerns or anything you would like to discuss

Reading in Class 2

Reading is a big focus for children in Year 1 and 2.  Not only do we encourage children to continue to build on the skills they acquired in Reception or Year 1 in terms of blending, segmenting and becoming fluent readers, we also spend a lot of time exploring, discussing and understanding the meaning of what we read.  Please help your child by spending a few minutes regularly hearing

English             

In English, we will start by using texts familiar to the children in order to build confidence and independence and will then be using ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl for the majority of our English and Reading for Meaning lessons.  Children will explore the text and retell it, write letters, recounts, diary entries and instructions throughout the term.  We will work hard to develop  grammar, punctuation and handwriting skills through daily activities too.

Spelling               

Your child will receive spellings every Friday to be tested the following Friday. A few minutes a night spent on these, really helps children retain information for longer. Year 1 and Year 2 children will not receive the same spellings as they will be based on the common exception words or phonic spelling patterns for each year group.

Maths 

There will be an emphasis on number work this term in maths. We will be focusing on place value and number facts- children will be encouraged to apply their knowledge and use it in context. Year 2 children will begin their times table learning throughout the year.  By the end of Year 2, they should be able to recall at speed and out of sequence the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. 

Helping your child to learn their times tables will greatly benefit them.

Our topic work this term will centre around where we live, involving lots of map work such as following and drawing maps with simple keys.  We will be exploring the story of the Gruffalo in order to draw simple maps of where he lives.  

In Science, we will be learning about animals, including humans.  Here we will consider different animals and their life-cycles and also look at how humans can stay fit and healthy. 

PE will take place on Thursday (outside) and Friday (inside).

Don't forget that on Thursday 3rd October we will be visiting Queenswood!