WELCOME TO CLASS 2's WEBPAGE! Summer 2019
Above - our representatives on the School Council
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Class teacher: Mrs. Percival
Teaching assistant: Mrs Kelsall
PE: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning
Miss Newton teaches on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Class 2
Mrs Barker teaches on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in Class 2.
Here are some important dates for the 1st half of the Summer Term;-
Monday 15th April - School reopens for the Summer Term.
Wednesday 17th April - Friends of Chesham - 'Easter Eggstravaganza', 3.30pm-5.00pm.
Thursday 18th April - School closes for the Easter weekend.
Tuesday 23rd April - School reopens.
Monday 6th May - School closed for Bank Holiday.
Tuesday 7th May - School reopens.
Friday 24th May - School closes for half-term.
Class 2 Curriculum Summary Summer 1 2019
This term the children will have lots of fun studying ‘The Seaside’. The children will be finding out about the geography of seaside towns and how seaside holidays have changed through history.
This is also a very busy term as we shall be preparing for the Year 2 SATs which take place in May and for the Year 1 Phonics test which takes place in June.
- Comparing the living, dead and things that have never been alive
- Exploring habitats and how animals are suited to their environment
- Finding out about micro habitats and how animals and plants depend on each other
- Studying food chains
- Identifying human and physical features of seaside locations
- Identifying landmarks and key features from aerial images
- Making maps
- Using compass directions
- Asking questions about the past
- Using sources of evidence to find out about seaside holidays in the past
- Comparing seaside holidays then and now
- Using language to describe the passing of time
Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)
- SEAL topic - Changes
- Recognising that some changes are easy to make whilst others take more time
- Identifying different ways to help us learn
- Cooperating with others in a group
Religious Education (RE)
- Comparing the Jewish and Christian faiths
- Finding out about ‘The Torah’ as a special book
- Exploring how Jews celebrate Shabbat
- Games – Developing ball skills including throwing and catching and simple competitive games
- Gymnastics – Exploring ways to move on the floor and using apparatus. Developing rolling techniques.
- Art and craft activities linked the seaside/nature
- Studying the work of the artist William Morris
- Making puppets
William Morris (1834-1896)
- Using 2animate to make a moving picture
- Using text and multimedia
- Singing songs Linked to our topic
- Exploring rhythm, beat, tempo and volume
- Playing instruments to accompany songs
- Counting on and back in ones, two, threes, fives and tens from different starting numbers
- Understanding the value of a digit e.g. in 14 the 1 has a value of 10
- Addition strategies e.g counting on from the biggest number (Y1), adding tens then ones (Y2)
- Subtraction – finding the difference by counting on (Y1) subtracting tens then ones (Y2)
- Understanding the relationship between addition and subtraction
- Solving missing number problems
- Solving multiplication and division problems
- Telling the time to the quarter hour (Y1) 5 minute interval (Y2)
- Measuring – reading a scale
- Recognising all coins, totalling coins (Y1) giving change (Y2)
- Finding ½ and ¼ of a number of objects (Y1) finding ¾ 1/3 2/3 of a shape or number (Y2)
- Describing turns – ¼ ½ ¾ turns clockwise and anticlockwise, right angle turns (Y2)
- Identifying vertical symmetry
- Reading texts relating to ‘The Great Fire of London’ and ‘Seaside Holidays’
- Inferring meaning when reading; answering questions about what we read.
- Writing descriptions of settings
- Writing in role of characters – letters, diaries
- Writing non-chronological reports
- Phonics- different ways of representing vowel sounds
- Handwriting – forming all letters correctly including capital letters(Y1). Joining letters (Y2)
- Grammar & Punctuation –Using the past tense correctly. Spelling words ending with ing, er and est. Exploring time connectives used in stories and recounts. Using conjunctions ‘and’ ‘so’ ‘but’ ‘because’ ‘if’ and ‘that’ to extend sentences. Identifying and using adverbs.
I hope you find this information useful, please come and speak to me if you need any help or further advice.
Thanking you for your support
Below - 3 views of out terrific 'Great Fire of London' corridor & classroom displays from the Spring Term