Welcome to St Mary class page
Class teacher: Mrs Milton
Teaching assistant: Mrs Cook
Teacher email: email@example.com
Over the year, the children will learn many things through our topics and for Term 1 and 2, our topic will be 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures'. The children will dive in and get their hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint, play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. We will write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems – there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures.
At the beginning of each new term, children will take home a 'Knowledge Organiser'. This contains relevant information about the current topic. It also has three key questions which the children will aim to answer by the end of the topic. 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.
Core Subject Priorities
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 challenge to further develop their maths skills.
Children will be given at least one designated writing session each week to develop writing skills and to develop their ability to write for long periods of time. Children are also encouraged to complete termly curriculum challenges.
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:
- We respect and follow our school values.
- We work hard to achieve and shine brightly.
- We listen carefully and follow instructions.
- We are kind, gentle. inclusive and supportive.
- We look after property.
- We are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy school.
If, after a reminder, a child continues to break a rule, their name will be moved on our class traffic lights. All children begin each day on green and each subsequent 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.
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 a prize from the class treasure chest! Also, each term, the children choose a treat and, working as a class, they aim to collect a number of stars to earn the class reward. This term the children voted to have a pyjama party and watch a movie.
Homework in Year 2
Homework will be sent home on a Friday. There will be a maths and a literacy task for the children to complete. Homework should be returned to school by the following Thursday. In addition, children are expected to read their book, sent home from school, and to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables every night. Click on the yellow maths games star below to find a number of links to websites which will help children practise times tables and other maths skills. Children will have a daily spelling test in their RWI group and there is a link below to the common exception words which children are expected to be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.
In Year 2, the children will do PE twice a week on Monday and Thursday. Children should bring their PE kit into school at the beginning of term and it will be sent home at the end of term .We will be outside on Thursday so please ensure your child has suitable clothing. Children may need jogging bottoms if we are outside as the weather changes. Children must be able to take out their earrings before the lesson and are responsible for looking after these. If your child is unable to remove their earrings, 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.
If your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the home learning links to meet their requirements attached to this link. Thank you.