Welcome to Ash Class!
Year 2 Team
Ash Class Timetable
What’s happening in Autumn Term 2...
A warm welcome back to the second half of the autumn term here in Ash Class. I cannot believe that Christmas is just around the corner!
As mentioned previously, this year all of our topics in Ash Class are based around film and theatre and this half term our topic is ‘The Polar Express’!
‘One Christmas Eve many years ago, a boy lies in bed, listening hard for the bells of Santa’s sleigh, which he has been told by a friend do not exist. Later that night he hears not bells but a very different sound. He looks out his window and is astounded to see a steam engine parked in front of his house! The conductor invites him to board the Polar Express, a train filled with children on their way to the North Pole...’
We are going to be entering a magical world full of all things Christmas. Of course our topic will begin by watching ‘The Polar Express’ in our pyjamas and slippers with some delicious hot chocolate and cookies. We will then be handed our golden tickets to ‘board the train’ on our journey of learning. We will be exploring books all about the Arctic and Antarctic and learning traditional Christmas poems such as ‘Twas the night before Christmas’. Meanwhile in history we will be exploring the works of George Stevenson and the amazing input he had when it came to trains. In Science we will be learning all about the environment where the class will be introduced to climate change and the melting of the polar ice caps and what we can do to help the earth. All in all, a very exciting topic that everyone looks forward to getting stuck into during the festive season!
If you have any items or books that may be useful for our topic then please bring them in
PE kits and days
We will be having two hours of PE a week every Monday and Tuesday. It is very important that your child has a suitable indoor and outdoor PE kit with trainers. Please make sure that your child's PE kit is clearly named.
Homework is very important as it helps your child to revise what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed of their progress and the current topics in the classroom. Here's how we set homework in our class:
Spellings are set weekly and children will be tested on Fridays.
Maths homework is also given out on Fridays and collected in the following week.
Daily reading is also essential.
Things we need
Ash is full of amazing children and we want to celebrate every success and achievement during this year both inside and outside of school. We would love to hear about all the amazing things your child does, so please do come in and tell us about them.
As a team, we are always here for you. If you need to discuss anything, please do come in and have a chat. If however, you would like a longer session to talk about your child’s needs, please make an appointment so we can discuss your child without feeling rushed. If you need any other information, please do not hesitate to ask.
Many thanks for your continued support,
What have we been up to?
Please check the video resource centre for some brilliant videos of everything that we have been up to just lately.
Active Learn Primary
Bug Club (e-books) and exciting maths games. Please see me if you wish to use this at home and you need your child's username and password. A great resource!
Free eBook library for children aged 3-11 years.
Phonics is very important as this comes into every lesson and every subject. www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/
Play these fun maths games: number facts, bridging through 10, counting, money, addition, subtraction, time, odd and even, shape and measure, place value, more or less, multiplication and rounding, equivalence and time.
Safer Computing: Hectors World
Watch these videos to see how to stay safe on the internet.
Fantastic exploration games for Year 2 such as health and growth, plants and animals in their local environment, variation, grouping and changing materials, forces and movement and using electricity:
Find out about other places that Barnaby Bear has visited!
Remember, if you have access to an iPad or tablet, there are lots of fantastic educational apps that can also help your child with their learning in lots of fun ways! If you are unsure of any good apps to use then feel free to come in and have a chat.