Class Two

Dear Parents and Carers,

Class Two will continue to be taught by Mrs. Rutherford on Mondays and Tuesdays and myself for the remainder of the week. 
In maths we will be doing lots of practical work whilst we cover measuring in cm and m, capacity and weight. We will explore clockwise, anti-clockwise turns and begin learning to tell the time to five minute intervals.
In English we will be looking at different genres of writing through the wonderful story Meerkat Mail. Children will write letters, postcards and invitations whilst building on their grammar and vocabulary. We will move on to information texts and develop skills in order to write our own Meerkat information book. 
Our topic work will be geography based, themed around life in coastal regions. We will compare rural life in Northumberland with island life in the Scottish Hebrides. Our topic will include a trip to St Mary's lighthouse where we will explore the important role of lighthouse and study rock pool creatures in detail. 
Homework will continue to be given out on Fridays and are an opportunity to reinforce learning that has taken place that week. Weekly spellings also continue to go out on Fridays. 
We have introduced a new handwriting style across the school and children are already benefitting greatly from this. Our writing is now precursive and letter formation begins at the bottom of the line. We will be focusing on this and the overall presentation of our work throughout the term.
If you have any queries about Class Two, please see myself or Mrs. Rutherford.
Mrs. Aldridge.