Welcome to Roald Dahl Class – Year 2 & 3
Class Teachers: Mrs Quinton, Mrs Sharp & Mrs Summers
Roald Dahl class is the Year 2 and Year 3 class at St James. We are always busy learning both inside and outside our classroom. We especially love going to Forest School!
In the morning Year 2 and Year 3 are taught separately. Mrs Summers teaches Year 3 every morning. Mrs Quinton teaches Year 2 on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Sharp teaches Year 2 on a Thursday and Friday. In the afternoons we all learn together with Mrs Quinton and Mrs Sharp.
Welcome to Term 4!
This term our humanities topic is Superheroes. The children have already started designing their own superhero outfits. We will be finding out about each other’s favourite superheroes and thinking about who our real- life superheroes are. We will create our own superhero comics and theme tunes. Tuesday March 7th will be superhero open afternoon where children have an opportunity to bring in a model or picture of their favourite superhero and give a short presentation about them. More details on this to follow.
In science this term we will be investigating different materials, what they are used for and what properties they have. We will be investigating what materials are best to use for different purposes such as mops or bags. The school will also be taking part in Science Week 2017 (13th -18th March), doing hands on activities about changes in materials, making slime, rubber balls and rockets!
In English Year 2 will be focusing on the work of the author and illustrator Mini Grey. We are lucky enough to have a visit from Mini arranged for the second week of term. We will be focusing on the text Traction Man and using it as inspiration for our own superhero stories and information texts about superheroes.
In Maths Year 2 and 3 are concentrating on number skills using the Big Maths method. Both year groups are expected to work on their CLIC challenge maths sheets for homework. Please help your child with this.
Both year groups are expected to learn spellings at home. In Year 2 children will continue to have five words to learn each week. Children who practice their spellings daily at home are making excellent progress. Please help your child to learn their spellings. It is vital that children can spell all of the Year 1/2 common exception words, spell words in their contracted form (eg. don’t), add suffixes to spell words correctly and use their phonic knowledge to spell most other words correctly in order to reach Year 2 expectations. This term Year 2 will have their spellings sent home and tested on a Friday. For Year 3 weekly spelling homework sheets will be given out on a Friday as before and need to be returned before the test the following Friday.
We love being active in Roald Dahl class! Please make sure PE kits are in school each day. This term Year 3 are swimming on a Wednesday afternoon and Year 2 will be walking down to the village tennis courts for specialist coaching- what great opportunities.
Each child has their own locker in class for their belongings. Everything that your child needs to bring to school will fit in their locker. Children need their PE kits, coats and book bags. Please do not send in big backpacks. We do not have the space to store them.
Please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions- after school is always better than at the start of the day when it is very busy.
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