Welcome to St Mary class page
Class teacher: Mrs Milton
Teaching assistant: Mrs Cook
At All Saints, we teach a creative curriculum which is taught through termly themes. In KS1, English and all foundation subjects (history, geography, art and DT) are taught through our themes. Each theme begins with a super starter activity and ends with a fantastic finisher. This could be dressing up, going on a trip, creative activities or even a medieval banquet! The children love this way of learning and are brilliant at finding out lots of extra facts and information about the theme at home. Maths, RE, PE, Computing and French are taught discretely.
St Mary class are expected to follow the School’s Golden rules at all times and are encouraged and rewarded for being ‘green to go’.
The Golden Rules are:
- Do Listen – Don’t interrupt
- Do be gentle – Don’t hurt others
- Do be kind and helpful – Don’t hurt other people’s feelings
- Do be honest – Don’t cover up the truth
- Do look after property – Don’t waste or damage things
- Do work hard – Don’t waste yours or others’ time
If, after a reminder, a child continues to break a rule, their name will be moved on our class traffic lights. Each colour (yellow, orange and red) has a number of possible consequences, such as loss of play time.
If a child has to move their name, they given the opportunity to earn their way back to green by sticking to the golden rules and showing “green to go” behaviour. If, at lunch time and home time, all the children in the class are “green to go” they earn a gold star. Each term, the children choose a treat and a number of stars to work towards. During each day, Children are also rewarded with stickers and raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are placed into the class box and a draw is done at the end of each day. Winners pick take a prize from the class treasure chest!
Homework in Year 2
Due to current restrictions, homework is not being sent home with the children. Children are expected to read and to practise and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables every night.
There are also links to a number of websites which will help children practise times tables.
Children may also wish to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic.
Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for any extra study. The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed.
Our school priorities this year are maths, writing and challenge.
Children will be given opportunities to complete a maths challenge each day during their maths lesson. The children are also able to do our weekly maths ‘chocolate challenge’.
Children will be given at least one designated writing session each week to develop this skill and their ability to write for long periods of time. Each week for writing, we have a ‘vocabulary ninja’ for children who use exciting vocabulary in their writing.
Children are also encouraged to complete homework challenges and to complete termly curriculum challenges.
PE takes place on a Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit in school on this day. We will be outside so please ensure your children have suitable clothing. Children may need jogging bottoms if we are outside as the weather changes. Children must be able to take out their ear rings before the lesson and are responsible for looking after these. If your child is unable to remove their ear rings, they must come to school with tape on their ears or you can show your child how to apply the tape themselves before the lesson.
Supporting learning at home
Where possible, we encourage children to learn at home through everyday experiences. Linking family days out to our theme is a brilliant way to do this and children love coming into school and telling the class what they’ve learnt.