Class 2 is a mixed class of year 2 and 3 children. The teaching team of Mrs Lewis and Mrs Crewdson provide a positive and creative learning environment that supports all children to reach their true potential.
In Class 2 we work hard to be Super Learners! We all know that we can teach others and help them develop their skills and through this we consolidate our own learning and understanding.
Our classroom is a safe and happy place which we take pride in. It is a place to explore our capabilities, a place to create and a place where we can be happy to make mistakes.
We are all responsible members of our class family and set examples to each other in our actions.
We always treat each other kindly and work towards our school values of friendship, forgiveness, responsibility, respect and trust.
This term, our learning experience is going to be focusing on citizenship and English as our main subjects. The whole school will be learning skills from these two areas of the curriculum, culminating in an English outcome.
At Berry Pomeroy, we are working closely with the Mare and Foal Sanctuary at Coombe Park to answer the question, ‘What is charity?’ Furthermore, class 2 are considering how we can raise awareness of the needs of a charity. In order to gather knowledge, the children will meet with fundraisers from different charities to find out what promotional ideas and activities are best for supporting a charity. The children will then set up a fund raising and information sharing point to show others what the needs of the local charity are and what we can do to meet them. This will be shared with our families and school community at our outcome event on 11th October held at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary.
During the first term, we will be working hard on place value and calculation in year 2. These areas of learning and extremely important in maths as they provide the foundations to the rest of their maths work.
The following skills and facts will be practised and daily to secure the children’s mathematical understanding:
Understanding the value of the digits in 2 and 3 digit numbers.
Counting forwards and backwards in steps of 1,2,5,10 and 3
Mental methods of calculating.
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods.
Explaining and reasoning.
Problem solving to ensure thorough understanding.
At key stage 1 children investigate and consider the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally. They
make connections between different aspects of religion and belief and consider different forms of religious expression;
consider the beliefs, teachings, practices and ways of life central to religion;
learn about sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings;
learn and use use specialist vocabulary;
communicate their ideas clearly, recognising other people’s viewpoints;
consider their own beliefs and values and those of others in the light of their learning in religious education.
At key stage 1 children learn in depth about aspects of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
For class 2, PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays although it is a good idea to have PE kit in school at all times. They will be practising tag rugby skills with the sports coach and dodgeball with Mrs Bartlett.
What can you do to help your child in Year 2?
Try to read with your child as often as possible . They do not need to read for hours at a time! Ten to fifteen minutes every night is fantastic. Please use the opportunity to ask questions about the story and characters.
Please support them with any homework tasks. Written homework is set on Friday, it will be related to learning in the classroom.
Please take any opportunity to practise spellings and times table facts.
Try to encourage children to take responsibility for their own belongings, this helps them to become more independent.
You will find links to the Autumn Term Updates below: