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Hartland Primary School

Live, learn, enjoy and achieve

Class 2

 

 

 

Welcome to the Spring Term Class 2!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas Holiday and have enjoyed spending time at home with your family and friends. 

This half term we’re excited to announce our topic will be Tails, Talons and Teeth! We will be learning all about the seven continents of the World and the animals that live in them. Our Science will be linked to this and we will be learning about animals and the habitats they live in. In art we will be looking at animal footprints and patterns and will create some of our own animal patterns. We also have a visit from Appledore Arts group where we will be making animal masks! 

Homework this term will include spellings to learn linked to the phonics or KS1 common exception words, and children will also have a list of topic based projects they can choose from to carry out throughout the term.  Year 2 children will also have times tables to practice.  Homework will be given out on Fridays to all children and must be handed in on Wednesdays.  They will have a spelling test every week on the spellings they have been learning, along with a number test for Year 1 children and a times table test for Year 2 children on a Friday.

Children will also bring home reading books every day.  Learning to read is one of the most important things your child is learning at the moment – it means they can access any information, not just in school but in general life.  Please read with your child daily; 10 minutes a day is much better than a long session a week.  Children who read regularly will be entered into the school ‘Reading Raffle’.  This term we are expecting the children to take responsibility for changing their own reading when they need to. They have been told when they can do this and are reminded throughout the day. Please can you ensure that you also remind your child if their reading book needs changing until this practice becomes embedded. 

We will be continuing the Daily Run this term so please ensure children have either black trainers as school shoes or trainers to change into.  Children will need PE kits in for normal PE lessons; please leave these in school during term time. PE lessons will be on a Friday. 

We are looking forward to another fun packed term with you!

Thank you,

Mrs Brown and Mrs Bye

 

 Phonics games

We will be working through Phase 5 and 6 throughout the year.
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm
http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/
http://www.ictgames.com/dinosaurEggs_phonics/