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Welcome to Star Class - a vibrant group of 30 young pupils who are all eager and enthusiastic to grow, learn and have lots of fun together. My name is Mrs Howarth and I teach Year 2 alongside Miss Murphy. It is a privilege to teach, support and nurture each of the children to achieve their fullest potential whilst in Year Two.

 

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A warm welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely week off and the children are well rested. This term, we have a fabulous English unit to kick start our learning! Year 2 will explore Classical Poetry, particularly ‘The Owl and The Pussy Cat’. Throughout this unit, the children will recite a range of poems using appropriate intonation, recognise the use of repetitive language within a text or poem and discuss key vocabulary within the context of a text. Their key learning within writing will be to use sentences with different forms: statement; question; command; exclamation. We are sure they will WOW you with their own poems at the end of the unit.

 

In Maths, we will explore money, 2D/ 3D shapes and fractions. Throughout these lessons, the children will enjoy an array of practical and stimulating lessons to engage them in their learning and develop their mathematical skills. Morning maths will be a range of arithmetic and reasoning problems. There will also be a strong focus on learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables - look out for fun activities in your child's homework pack.

 

PSHE this term will continue with Health and Wellbeing. Within these lessons, children will engage in a number of various activities ranging from discussion, role play, debate and quizzes.

 

In RE, we will explore Easter. The children will develop their understanding of Lent and how the forty days of Lent is an opportunity for Christians to turn about from what is bad and to seek ways to do good by prayer and by doing something extra to prepare for the celebrate of Jesus’ Resurrection at Easter.

 

Within Computing, we will explore branching databases and the importance of online safety. Our Project Evolve sessions will be linked to the theme of Health and Wellbeing.

 

In DT, our theme is ‘Mechanisms’. Miss Murphy and I are sure the children will have lots of fun creating Ferris Wheels this term.

 

PE is on a Monday and Thursday. Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or black jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan and trainers of their choice).

 

Every Friday, children will be sent home with homework linked to learning in class. Please support your child in completing their work as this will benefit their learning and promote confidence in their application of new found skills. These packs need to be returned by the following Tuesday. Thank you.

 

Home reading books will be changed regularly. We kindly ask that your child reads their book at least three times across the week to enhance their comprehension skills. We do add book reviews and other tasks to promote comprehension – your child can earn house points for each comprehension task completed

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at chowarth@olsa.lancs.sch.uk  and I will respond at the earliest opportunity. 

ROUTINES IN CLASS

 

Break Time 

Morning break begins at 10:30am. If you wish to you can send your child in with a healthy snack please feel free otherwise the children will be able to choose from our class selection each day.  

 

Reading

We ask you to read with your child as much as possible to help with their learning. Once you have read with your child, please fill in their reading record to let us know. We will change books if you have noted they have been completed so please ensure your child’s reading record and books are in their school bag. We kindly ask that your child reads their home reading book with you at least three times to develop their comprehension skills. We have plenty of fun and engaging comprehension tasks for your child to complete - please ask for more if needed.

 

PE

PE is on a Monday and Thursday. Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or black jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan and trainers of their choice.).

 

Homework

Every Friday, children will be sent home with their homework pack which contains an activity sheet linked to their learning in class.  These packs need to be returned by the following Tuesday in order for them to be checked and refreshed for the following Friday. 

 

Please work through these words with your child, crossing off any they can read fluently and spell correctly.

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