Purple 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Purple Class 2020-2021
We are a Year 2 class taught by Mrs Hornby and Mrs Buckley.
We always strive to "Be the best we can be" whilst having fun.
What Are We Learning in the Summer Term?
Maths: As mathematicians we will: Compare, describe and solve practical problems for lengths and heights, mass/weight, capacity and volume and compare, describe and solve practical problems for time. We will measure and begin to record lengths and heights, mass/weight, capacity and volume and time. Children will learn to recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes, sequence events in chronological order using appropriate language, recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years and will learn to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
Geometry - Position and Direction
We will describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns
Geometry - Properties of Shape
Children will learn to recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes.
Every day, first thing in the morning, we will complete Flashback questions related to the maths we have been learning in lesson time.
English: We will develop our English skills across a range of genres and text types. This term, our learning will centre around;
Fiction: Fantasy (Lost and Found, The Way Back Home)
Fiction: Author Study (various Anthony Browne books)
Non-Fiction: Information Texts (Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs)
Non-Fiction: Recounts (The Velveteen Rabbit)
Poetry: Poetic Language (range of poetry)
Reading books will be changed on
Wednesdays. Please send your child in with their books each day as they could be heard reading any day of the week.
Please continue to support the use of ‘Bug Club’ at home. This is a valuable resource in helping develop your child's reading and comprehension skills. We have found that children who regularly access ‘Bug Club’ books at home progress more quickly than those who don’t. Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school. We will also be using these books during guided reading. Your child has Bug Club login details in their diary. If you have any problems logging in please let one of us know.
Geography and History:
History: The Great Fire Of London – Our focus will be Samuel Pepys and on completing a local study on the Great Fire of Nantwich.
Geography: Sensational Safari - We will look at the key geographical features of Kenya, its wildlife, landscapes and culture.
DT: Vehicles: We will be using wheels, axels and chassis to make a moving vehicle.
Art: Fashion Design - As designers and artists we will be looking at the work of Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney and creating a class piece. We will also study the work of milliner Phillip Treacey to find inspiration for making our own fascinators and top hats.
Science: Living Things and Their Habitats will be our focus in the first half of the term and we will learn about Animals Including Humans after the holiday.
ICT: Using the Internet – Our learning will focus on Google and blogging on the school website and Using and Applying – Paint/GIMP 2, Powerpoint, Scratch.
RE: Places of Worship: Why do Christians go to Church or pray? Where would Christians say they belong? Will be some of the questions we will be answering during our learning about different places of worship.
Music: The children will be practising rhythms and patterns in songs.
PE: Indoor/Outdoor sessions on a Thursday afternoon will be athletics. The other session will be outdoor and will take place on Tuesday afternoons, delivered by coaches from Sports Coaching Ltd.
On these days, please send your child to school in their full PE kit. Please ensure that children have adequate PE kit in accordance with our uniform policy which can be found in the home school diaries. It is important, that in addition to their school PE kit, children wear a suitable tracksuit when the weather is not so good. Both sessions will be outdoors in all but severe weather conditions.
For both lessons it is essential that children with pierced ears have either plasters to cover their earrings or earrings be taken out.
PE kits to be worn to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on the day your child attends an after school sports club, even if it’s not our regular PE day.
Maths: If we feel your child needs to consolidate or finish their work, we will send a copy for you to complete with your child at home. In addition to any homework given, children can access maths games to help improve mathematical fluency and to engage and improve times table knowledge. All children have a login for Numbots. During the Summer term, we will be adding the weekly mini maths activities to ClassDojo on Mondays for your child to complete at home each day throughout the week.
English: Weekly spelling lists will go 'live' on Spelling Shed each Thursday and will accompany the spelling lesson the children will have in school each Thursday morning. The children will be tested on the spellings on the following Thursday. Spelling Shed logins are in the diaries. The expectation will be that your child works on a weekly spelling list of 10 spellings. There are activities and games on the website to support the learning of these spellings.
In the Summer term, we will be further focussing on improving our reading comprehension skills. Your child will have a short reading comprehension to complete at home following a lesson and guided reading session in school on Friday mornings. This homework is normally set on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. It will be posted on ClassDojo each Friday.
Children are expected to complete their homework to the same standard of presentation as would be expected in class.
We will continue to use Dojo for homework and remote learning, when/if necessary.
Spelling Shed logins have been placed in the diaries. The expectation will be that you child works on a weekly spelling list of 10 spellings. There are activities and games on the website to support the learning of these spellings. The spelling lists for Summer A have been sent to you via Class Dojo. The lists will also be available to view on this page.
Secrets of Success
In Purple Class we work hard to achieve the Secrets of Success. Throughout this year, we will be looking for ways to encourage the children to achieve success.
Try new things - If you never try, you’ll never know.
Work hard – Its not luck or looks that make you successful, its all about the effort.
Concentrate – Learn to focus, tune out distractions and be mindful.
Push yourself – Fight your fears and learn to push past doubts.
Imagine – Have ideas and don’t be scared of being wrong.
Improve – Keep advancing, bit by bit. Success never comes in one giant step.
Understand others – Learn to listen, listen to learn about others.
Don’t give up – Sir Winston Churchill said ‘Success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.’
Please see the Parent Information Leaflet for up to date information about Purple Class.
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