Welcome to Ash Class!
Year 2 Team
Ash Class Timetable
What’s happening in Summer Term...
A warm welcome back to the summer term in Ash Class, I hope that you all had a lovely Easter break.
As you know, this year all of our topics in Ash Class are based around film and theatre and this half term our topic is ‘The Lion King’!
Disney’s award winning musical and film ‘The Lion King’ will engage pupils and act as a splendid catalyst to learning. Introducing spectacular music and lyrics by Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M and others, the show and film features wonderful characters to study in depth – from the proud Mufasa to the wicked Scar.
We will be taking a trip to Africa and heading on a sensational safari, where we will be learning all about Kenya, national parks, wonderful wildlife, African animals and the marvellous Massai. When discovering the Massai we will be making necklaces, mud huts, African bead jewellery and African drums. We will even be learning a Maasai jumping dance! We will be creating a large map through the dark cave and then learning how to programme the Bee Bots to get to the water hole and back safely, without being caught by any predators! We will continue our learning about ‘the circle of life’ and life cycles and reinforcing the importance of recycling. The story of The Lion King provides a wonderful opportunity for the children to think about friendships and understanding that friendships are important; thinking about who and what is important to us and why. This will be a unique and inspiring learning experience for all pupils and once again we are all very excited to learn through such an imaginative film!
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!
Every Friday we do the 'Times Tables Challenge'. The times tables in the booklet go in this order:
Batman- 2x, 5x, 10x
Hawk Girl- 3x, 4x
Thor- 6x, 7x, 8x
Black Widow- 9x, 11x, 12x
Times tables are all about speed, so practice your speed using the following websites:
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.