Carlton Miniott Primary Academy, Thirsk
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Class 2

Welcome to Class 2!

We had a very busy Autumn Term, here are a few of the highlights!  We loved hatching the chicks in our classroom.


We learnt all about toys in the past, and had a super trip to Preston Park.



We carefully stitched our stockings to hang up for Father Christmas!


And of course we performed our fantastic Christmas Show - A Wriggly Nativity.

Spring 2018


We are beginning the term exploring stories from other cultures.  We will be writing our own versions of traditional African tales.  Following our investigation of texts in different countries, we will be finding out about our favourite animals.  We will be writing reports to inform others about the animals we have learnt out about.  Our poetry topic is reading and learning poems that rhyme!

Maths
 Maths will involve estimation this term.  We will be able to check our answers, thinking carefully about whether they make sense.  We will be adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers, using 100 squares and base 10 equipment.  We will continue to focus on a Big Problem, to which we will apply our maths skills.  This term we will also be developing our multiplication and division skills.  We will test them out on our Rock Stars game!

Topic
We are very excited about our journey Around the World in 80 Days.  We shall be investigating the different continents we come across on the way!  Our Science learning will focus on Living Things and their Habitats.  We shall be exploring the Secret Garden to discover different habitats, as well as finding out about habitats in different places.  We will solve a Big Science Problem.  On Muddy Mondays we will be creating homes for bugs and encouraging them to live in our Secret Garden.

Dates for your Diary
Key dates and important information are always sent out via the school newsletter, but here are a few dates for the Spring Term.

Monday 22nd January       Class 2 Cake Stall
Wednesday 28th February 3pm    Class Assembly
Wednesday 7th March 9.10am Open Classroom    
 

Homework Arrangements
Reading is still incredibly important.  The children are becoming more independent and would benefit from questions and discussions about their reading books.  We will continue to send spellings home, and the words with a certain rule could be practised alongside the list of common exception words that the Year 2s need to learn.

We are also using Abacus maths games as homework.  
(If Internet access is difficult at home, provision can be made at school for these games to be completed.)