Base 4 - The Dolphins
In our year two class we have Mrs Muir, our class teacher, and Mrs Salter, our teaching assistant.
Homework for Literacy and Maths will be set on Purple Mash. It will be set on a Friday to be completed online for the following Wednesday. Spellings will also be set on Purple Mash.
Each child has a reading diary to record any reading they do, either in school or at home. It is important that children bring their reading diary to school every day so that reading in school can be logged. Children can record any books they read at home, not just their school reading books.
Communication books can be used to relay any messages/questions/concerns you might have for the class teachers. Responses will be recorded and returned the same day as received. Please remind children to pass on the communication book when they enter the classroom so messages are received promptly.
Our usual P.E sessions take place on Mondays and Fridays but P.E. kits can remain in school all week and will be sent home on Friday. Please ensure all P.E. kits and uniforms are clearly labelled to avoid misplacing them.
Value of the Month
Value of the month this month is Patience. In Base 4 we are going to be developing an understanding of what this means and importance of this value.
This half term our class topic is The Planet with the driver subject being Geography.
In Geography this term children will be learn to use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate countries and describe features studied. They will use aerial images and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic physical features. They will explain symbols on a key and why they are used. They will learn to name and locate the 7 continents, five oceans of the world on a World Map and the earths equator and poles. Finally, they will ask and answer geographical questions such as: What is this place like? What or who will I see in this place? What do people do in this place?
In Art we will be looking at the art element of Line and Pattern with a focus on Printing and Drawing. Children will experiment with a range of drawing techniques. Then they will learn the works of the artist Eileen Agar and write about the feelings they infer from her art. After that, they will explore the techniques used by Eileen Agar, practising in their own way, to create their own piece. Finally, they will use everything they’ve learnt to produce a final piece which they can critique, appraise and share.
In Science, we will continue our topic on Living things and their habitats. They will delve deeper into a range of habitats and microhabitats. Identifying and naming a variety of plants and animals in their habitats. Children will explore a range of microhabitats around the school grounds including the gardening club and forest school, searching for living things and discussing why these habitats are suited to the animals/minibeasts that live there. They will describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain.