Welcome to Grasshopper Class.
Our teacher is Mr Andrews.
We are lucky enough to have a teaching assistant called Mrs Casey.
For several weeks Miss Eastwood will also be supporting us with our phonics, and Mrs Flewitt will be assisting those who may require additional reading intervention.
Welcome to our class page. Grasshoppers are keen learners and we always try our best. We are looking forward to lots of learning in Year 2.
This term our topic is "Out of this World"
We will be thinking about space travel and learning about the features of our solar system. In particular we will be studying the men and women who were significant in travelling to space, when they went and what it was like. Our Art this term will be based on colour mixing, paint and printing in a bid to recreate some of the beautiful images you would see through a telescope.
Our writing will begin with poetry then move towards imaginative stories about space and the term will finish with some fact files.
In Maths we will be calculating- adding and subtracting two 2 digit numbers. We shall use money to form some of our work on calculating.
Our Science work will be based on materials. We shall use the text "The Man on the Moon" by Simon Bartram to help us understand recycling.
We will continue tennis in PE and Mr Andrews has agreed to put the children through their paces in an astronaut training exercise!
We LOVE reading!
In Grasshopper Class we love listening to stories as well as reading with a friend or to ourselves. We will visit the school library on a weekly basis (Thursday) and the children are welcome to change their reading books daily. We also do Guided Reading and have a class text. We all must try to aim for 5 minutes of reading to a parent/ adult daily at home.
If you would like help supporting your child with reading, either because they're reluctant or because you are unsure of the best way to move them forward please get in touch with us. It is so important at this stage to foster a love of reading and get the children loving particular authors and we're happy to help.
How you can help at home.....
Currently the children should be learning to count in 10's, 2's and 5's.
Next they should be learning the two times tables by rote.
Thirdly they will be working on the ten and five times tables.
Our aim for the children is to get them to be writing in a legible, cursive style. All lower case letters should start on the line with a lead in and end with a controlled flick. We are happy to offer advice if required.