Miss Gibbons and Miss Newbury
Welcome to Beech’s Class Page!
What a great start to the year! Beech class have settled in really well to Year 2 already and I am very excited for the year ahead. Let’s keep up the good work.
Our topic for this term is ‘Sailing the Seven Seas’. We have had a really fun start to the topic. We been on adventures, become pirates, found buried treasure, located continents, investigated the UKs countries and major cities and made our own compasses and treasure chests. It is safe to say that Beech Class are pirate experts now!
This term we are studying the book “Pirates love Underpants”. We received a letter from the Captain and his crew asking for our help! They needed a recipe for their favourite Fish Blood Sandwiches so we thought it would be best to make them first (they were yummy) and then write them the instructions. Now Beech Class knows the structure of an instruction text, imperative verbs, adverbs and coordinating conjunctions. Great work!
We started off the term learning about place value. We have been representing numbers in a variety of ways, ordering and comparing numbers, and counting up in 2s, 5s and 10s. You can practice these times tables at home using your Times Tables Rock Stars login. Next we’ll be going onto addition and subtraction and using lots more resources to help us with our learning.
Homework, reading and spellings
Homework is handed out every Friday and should be completed and handed back in the following Wednesday.
Reading books will be changed every Wednesday. Children are expected to read at home 4 times a week and will be rewarded with Dojos if they have. After listening to your child read, please put a short comment in their reading record so we know they have read.
Spellings are handed out on Fridays too. Please take the time to learn and practice them at home ready for their spelling test the following Friday.
Our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. PE kit should be in school every day as this can change. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit with their name. PE kit consists of:
- White t-shirt
- Black shorts or trousers
- Plimsolls or trainers
www.ttrockstars.com - times tables games
www.topmarks.co.uk - maths game