Welcome to Maple Class!
We are ready for our Year 2 adventure after a wonderful year in Year 1.
This term, we are exploring the word: changes, looking at what can change in our day to day lives as well as changes that have taken place in history. Take a look at our newsletter to find out the types of things we’ll be learning about.
What we’re reading in class
The book we’re reading in class is Warrior Monkeys and the Volcano Adventure
The story involves a group of monkeys solving an interesting mystery.
In our English lessons we’ll be reading Zeraffa Giraffa, exploring the emotions felt by the characters as well as how the author helps to tell the story through their choice of illustrations and vocabulary.
In our writing lessons, we’ll be learning how to write invitations and stories, taking inspiration from good examples and then applying these skills to our own writing.
P.E days will be on Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child is wearing their P.E kit with a pair of trainers at school to wear.
Be sure to check Google Classroom each week to see what the homework tasks are for each week.
We have a number of online resources that you can use at home to help your children.
Bug Club Reading
Information regarding your child’s Bug Club login details can be found inside their yellow reading diaries. Please visit www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login
This site allows children to practise their handwriting and spelling.
Refer to emailed school newsletters for log in details.
We use Purple Mash for teaching computing, but is also contains games sections for practising English & Maths at home. All children have their own individual log-in, which is printed inside their yellow reading diary if they cannot remember it.
PIXL Times Table App:
All Year 2 pupils have an individual log-in for the times table app – please speak to class teachers if they cannot remember this.
Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pixl-times-tables/id1300608796
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.matthewwoodfine.timestables&hl=en_GB
This site has some good games and activities in the “Free phonics play” section to help your child practise phonics and tricky words we have been learning in class.