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Class 2

 

 

Hello and welcome to our class page. Here you will find lots of information about our learning, our important notices and details of the children's achievements. We hope you enjoy our page and check it regularly for updates. 

 

Class Teacher: Miss Williams

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Koulouri and Miss Brown

 

Lining up

 

Please could you encourage your child to line up on the playground in the mornings rather than wait at the class 2 door. We share our entrance with another class this year so it will help us to ensure that all the children get into school safely. 

 

Due to the lack of space outside our classroom, this year we will have our water cups and jugs inside our classroom. We have brought all new cups and jugs and children will have a numbered cup that belongs to them. We do not have space in the classroom to store any water bottles brought in from home so we request that, unless your child is at an after-school club, please leave water bottles at home.  

 

On Tuesday 26th September, Class 2 visited Bestwood Country Park for a Teddy Bear picnic. 

 

The children and their soft toys had a wonderful day. Not only did we all enjoy a picnic, the children also learnt about the essential elements needed for bears and wild life to survive in the woods. 

 

The children had a great time making a special bear tea from mud, leaves and things they found in the woods! We left the tea for the bears and hoped they enjoyed it once we had left. 

 

We also built our soft toys a den, explored the colours of the woods and played lots of games. 

 

The children were amazingly well behaved and impressed Kate and Neil with their knowledge and enthusiasm. 

Topic

 

 

This term's topic is The Great Fire of London. As always, we started our topic by asking the children what they would like to know.

 

The children want to find out;

 

Why did the fire start?

Why did the fire spread?

Why were the houses made out of wood?

What buildings did the fire burn?

When did the fire stop?

How long did the fire burn for?

How did people survive?

What time of day did it start?

Was it a big fire?

How did people feel?

 

Please see our topic web below for more details about our topic. 

Topic Web-Great Fire of London

 

This term's homework is about our topic, The Great Fire of London. We are really looking forward to seeing what the children create for their homework. This year, you can see the amazing homework we get by clicking on the homework star below. 

 

A copy of our homework letter can be found below. 

Homework: Great Fire of London

Reading

 

Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure. To support us in this, please could you read with your child at least 3 times a week. Please record your child's reading in their reading diary. Children that read 3 times a week will receive Snape Wood Pride points. 

 

When your child has reads 10, 20, 30 and 50 books, they will receive a certificate!

 

We like to change your child's reading book every week. Please could you send your child's reading book and diary into school every day. This will help us to ensure that children are reading a variety of books, moving through the reading stages and receiving their certificates. When we change books, we will check that the children can tell us about their current book before we change it.  

 

 

 

 

In class 2, we love to celebrate your child's achievements. We do this in lots of ways, including;

 

  • Sending messages home via Class Dojo.
  • Awarding children with Snape Wood pride points which the children can save and spend in our pride points shop.
  • Awarding children with stickers or certificates.

 

 

 

Snape Wood Pride Points

 

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This year, our children will be awarded Snape Wood Pride Points which will be replacing Superpoints. Children can earn Pride Points in the same way as Superpoints and they will be able to exchange their points for prizes in our newly stocked Pride Points shop. 

 

Children will be awarded points for the following;

 

Positive Attitude

Respect

Inquisitive

Determination

Empathy

 

 

 

 

This year, we are using Class Dojo to keep you up to date with our learning. We are also recording your child's Pride points on Class Dojo so parents and carers can see individual achievements. 

 

We have already awarded lots of points and hope you enjoy staying up to date on class 2. 

 

PE is on Tuesday this term.

 

If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a PE day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our PE lessons. 

 

Please send your child with a labelled PE kit, including plimsolls or trainers. If you put your child's name in their kit, it really helps us to find any missing items.

 

 

 

 

Head Lice

 

 

We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat if necessary.

Behaviour

 

In class 2, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on greenIf a child breaks one of our school rules, they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour, we move the child's name to orange. If there is still no improvement, the child's name is moved to red.

Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system at every stage and we encourage children to work their way back up to greenIf a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.

 

Red Cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please sign and return the card.

 

Green Cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look froward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.

Letters

 

Your child will bring home letters, newsletters, homework and spellings throughout this term. If you need another copy of any of our letters, please let us know. If your child is off sick, we will put their letters in their tray ready for their return to school. 

 

 

KS1 Newsletters

 

Newsletters will be uploaded when available 

 

 

Please put your child's name on all of their uniform, including jumpers and cardigans.

Reading diaries and books should be in school everyday.

Children should not bring toys into school as they may get damaged or lost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things you can do at home

 

Read together 

Spend time talking about what your child is learning at school

Help your child to learn their weekly spellings

Practice 2, 5, 10 times tables

Practice writing 

Play phonics games

Practice writing and ordering numbers

Have fun together smiley

Thank you for your support

 

Miss Williams

 

Mrs Koulouri

Miss Brown 

Hello and welcome to Class 2's page!

 

Welcome to Class 2’s page. Here you can see photos of the children’s fun activities and learning. You can also find information such as termly newsletters and topic webs and homework. We hope you come back regularly for updates.

 

Miss Verity - Class Teacher

 

Miss Dean - Class Teaching Assistant

 

Sports Day

 

This half term, Sports Day will be held on 11th July. We look forward to seeing you there to support your child/ren and their team/s.

Wollaton Camp Trip

 

This half term, we will be going to Wollaton Hall Camp on Wednesday 21st June to Thursday 22nd June. The Wednesday will involve a tour of the hall and opportunities to take part in a range of outdoor activities including walking around the lake, outdoor games and den building.

 

We will be leaving school at 9:30am on Wednesday and returning at 10:30am the next morning. Children will need to wear appropriate clothes and shoes and have a coat. They will also need to have a water bottle and something for breakfast (for example a cereal bar and fruit juice). The camp will be providing lunch and dinner.

 

Thank you.

Swimming

 

 

Class 2 start their Swimming Lessons on Tuesday 18th April and will go until the end of the school year.

Boys need swimming trunks (not long loose shorts) and a towel.

Girls need a swimming costume (not two-pieces) and a towel.

Long hair needs to be in a bobble and earrings should not be worn.

Staff are unable to remove earrings for children due to health and safety. For this reason, please ensure your child's earrings are removed before they come to school.

The pool staff may not allow children to participate if they do not follow these guidelines.

Summer 2

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

 

 

Throughout this half term, we are going to be reading ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.

This topic will allow the children to answer lots of questions, including:

 

What is a lighthouse for?

What is the British Isles?

What is it like living on a small island compared to the mainland?

How big are oceans?

Do all beaches look the same?

 

Hopefully the children will be very excited about our Topic sessions. We look forward to answering the children’s questions and hearing their stories they have related to this topic.

 

To see more about what we will be learning this topic, please see the topic web further down.

Summer 1

Geography - The Lion King

Africa - Contrast to UK

 

 

This half term we will be looking at the contrast between the UK and Africa, learning about the nature in both countries. We will write stories in African settings and information texts about African animals. Our topic learning will be based on these key questions:

 

What are the 5 groups of animal classification?

What animals are found in the African Savannah?

Where is Africa on the World Map?

What space, shelter etc. do African animals need?

What mammals are found in the UK?

How do we care and look after mammals in the UK?

 

We will be looking at the art work of Eric Carle and his pictures of lions and elephants. We will make our own collages, masks and 3D sculptures of these animals.

 

Watch this space for photos of our learning in our Class 2 Photo Gallery on this page.

Spring 2 Topic

History - Rule Britannia

 

 

In this half term, we will be learning about past monarchs of Britain and British values. We will be making collages, symbols and portraits using Elizabethan and Victorian images whilst we learn about these periods. We will also be learning about British values, including different cultural traditions, different families’ stories, our own family’s story and cultural traditions and celebrating each other’s uniqueness. The children will also be creating shields to capture something of their own identity and family tradition. Watch this space for pictures of work throughout the half term!

Class 2 have been reciting and rehearsing a performance of dramas for assembly.

Watch the videos below to see our dress rehearsal!

Rule Britannia Assembly

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assembly part 3.mp4

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Spring 1 Topic

Science – Habitats

 

 

This half term we will be finding out about animal’s homes and writing our own animal stories, after enjoying lots of traditional tales involving animals. We will be creating an animal collage, as well as a model of an animal and its’ home. We will also be visiting our local environment, studying it and finding animal habitats! Keep your eyes peeled for photos being posted here throughout the half term!

Class 2's learning so far...

Autumn 1 and 2

 

We have already done lots of learning in Class 2 this year. In the first half term our topic was ‘The Great Fire of London’.

We sang ‘London’s Burning’, created fire engines and even made our own diaries, writing in character.

 

Last half term our topic was ‘Journeys in Space’. This allowed the children to create their own rockets and find out what it’s like when travelling in Space. They did some tremendous writing: silly alien poems, International Space Station reports and fantasy stories about aliens. We will be posting photos of the children’s work… watch this space!

Class 2 Photo Gallery

Topic Webs – Take a look!

 

These documents show in more detail what we have learnt and what we will be learning.

 

The homework this half term is based on our topic Science – Habitats. We really enjoy sharing the amazing projects you have helped them do at home. This half term’s pieces of homework are due in on the 27th January and 10th February... we can’t wait to see them!

 

Reading is very important for children. We wish for all children to enjoy reading and to become fluent readers. To encourage this, please take time to read with your child for at least five minutes each day and log this in their reading diary. When the children read 10, 20, 30, 50 books, they are rewarded with a certificate. Some children have already achieved these rewards and so will be receiving these certificates very soon.

 

This term we have The Book Worm Club, a reading club. This is a great chance for you to read with your child.

 

The club is on every Wednesday at:

8:30am until 8:50am and 3:15pm until 4:00pm.

 

Every child in KS1 has a RWI phonics lesson each day. Children are grouped according to their phonics ability. The children practise sounds, read story books and do writing activities in these sessions.

 

The children are given spellings on a Monday to learn at home, ready for a test on the Friday.

 

 

Behaviour

 

 

In each class, there is a traffic light system for behaviour. Every child begins the day on Green. If a child breaks a school rule, they are asked to think about their behaviour and are put on a reminder. If the child does not change their behaviour, they are moved down to an orange. If their behaviour is still not changed, they are moved down to a red. The child is given chance to move back up the traffic light system and we support the children in trying to work their way to a green. However, if the child’s behaviour does not change when they are on red, they are sent to another class for the remainder of that lesson.

 

Red Cards

 

If a child is on red at the end of the day or they have shown extreme behaviour, a red card will be sent home. Please take the time to speak with your child about this behaviour and sign and bring the card back to school if your child is given one.

 

Green Cards

 

Children that have shown good behaviour all week and have not been given a red card will be given a green card on a Friday. This is a chance for both you and school to encourage good behaviour. The children love being given the cards and are excited to take them home. They are entered into a prize draw when they bring in their card signed by you.

 

Rewards

 

 

We really enjoy rewarding your child for their achievements in school. Here are some of the rewards we give:

Superpoints which the children can spend in our Superpoints Shop

Stickers

Certificates

Marvellous Me badges and messages

 

Class 2 find it really exciting when they have a Marvellous Me sent home. Thank you to those parents/carers that have downloaded and use the app. If you require a new code for any reason, please let the school office know.

 

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, at break time they will be given milk. If you child is not eligible for Free School Meals but you would like them to have milk, it is available for £1 per week. This can be ordered and paid for weekly or half-termly at reception.

Letters

 

 

Your child will receive letters, newsletters, spellings and homework during the half term. If you need another copy of any of these, we have copies in the class room that your child can take.

Things You Can Do At Home

 

To support your child’s classroom learning, you could try and do the following at home:

 

Make time for a bed time story

Ask children what they have done/learnt at school each day

Encourage children to write – practising letter formation and joining their letters

Test children on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables

 

Please label your child's uniform, especially cardigans and jumpers. This helps with any forgotten/lost items being returned to our class.

Reading diaries need to be in school each day.

Swimming is on a Tuesday for Class 2.

PE is on a Wednesday for Class 2 – children should bring in their PE kits.

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