We are Holly Class!
Welcome to Spring Term!
Our topic for this half-term is:
Where does chocolate come from?
We will be learning all about chocolate this half-term. We will be starting with learning where chocolate comes from and how is it made? We will also be finding out about the Cadbury family and the history of Bournville as well as a trip to Cadbury World!
We will be continuing to develop our English skills, solidifying what has already been learnt and developing our skills. We will be producing an instructional piece on making chocolate cake and then we will be concentrating on writing a persuasive letter.
Our class book this half-term will be:
We noticed a drop in the number of children reading 4 times a week last half-term which had a knock on effect on their fluency. Please make sure you are reading as often as possible as this will really benefit your children. Please make sure you are working on your fluency, prosody and comprehension skills.
It is really important that we continue to improve our comprehension skills. In order to help with your children's reading please also ask them some comprehension questions to ensure they understand what they have read and start to think deeper about the text. Examples of questions you could ask are:
- What is your favourite word/phrase and why?
- What other word could you use that has the same meaning?
- Predict what you think might happen next.
- Predict how the story might end.
- How do you think the character is feeling and why?
- What do you think the character is thinking and why?
Here are some books you could read for pleasure! We will be reading some of these in school too:
Like always, please bring in any of your favourite books to share with the rest of the class.
As we are following a new Year 2 Little Wandle programme, you won't have any spellings sent home but you will still need to practice your Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words. . This is something that as a whole class we are struggling with so the more you can practice the easier it will become!
We will be following White Rose Maths scheme. In Spring Term we will be covering:
- Multiplication and Division
- Length and Height
- Mass, Capacity and Temperature
We will also be testing our 2, 5 and 10 timetables. Our aim is to be able to recall both the multiplication and division facts fluently. Similarly to everything else, the only way to do this is to PRACTICE! You will be expected to practise these at least twice a week on TTRS. You will find your login in your planner.
We will be investigating 'Plants' this term.
We will observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow and finding out why plants need water, light and suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
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