Welcome to Brook Class 2020-21
We are taught by Mrs Turner.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Hussain.
This is a Key Stage One class of Year 2 pupils.
Autumn Term Second Half Topic Resources
Please click on the picture link to find a selection of topic resources for our children in Brook Class.
The resources are a great and fun way to support and supplement your child's learning in school, develop their knowledge of the topic and encourage their love of learning.
|Animal Life Cycles|
Our timetable may change occasionally according to needs. We begin our day with whole class guided reading (RIC). The children are given the opportunity to respond to a piece of stimulus and ask/answer questions about it. This maybe in the form of a piece of narrative, poem, information text or video clip.
We undertake phonics/SPAG each day which helps us continue to improve our writing and reading skills. English and Maths takes place daily in the morning. We use a range of texts in our English teaching and follow the National curriculum objectives for our year group. We begin Maths with our “maths meetings”. These help us revisit work already covered. We then continue with our maths lessons working in groups, in pairs or independently.
Topic including, Science, Geography and History is undertaken in the afternoon along with Religious Education, PE, Art and Computing. This year in music Brook Class have been given the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele. This is being provided by the Oldham Music Centre.
Reading Books: Children are provided with a reading book and Reading Record. Please encourage your child to read a little each night and please sign in their reading record. READING BOOKS TO BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY PLEASE. Your child will read 1:1 with an adult fortnightly. However, children can change their reading book at other times during the week if needed as we encourage ‘Reading for Pleasure.’ Please keep in the plastic bag we have provided. Further/replacement bags 50p each.
Library Books: Your child will have a library session each week and can choose a book to read in their own time, please help them to remember to return their book each week.
Maths is also taught on a daily basis and the emphasis on mathematics teaching throughout the term will be on children using and applying their mathematical knowledge, promoting their ability to solve problems. This is increasing children’s awareness of how acquiring mathematical understanding can help them solve problems that are relevant to their daily lives. There are a number of areas to be covered over the course of the term during class time. However it would be really useful if key skills such as times tables, number bonds, counting on and back in 10’s and 100’s, telling the time both using analogue and digital clocks and working out amount of time passed or needed between 2 activities or events could be revised and reinforced at home.
|Year 2 Maths Curriculum.pdf||[pdf 258KB]|
Literacy is taught on a daily basis with an emphasis on oral storytelling in order to improve the quality of children’s writing. Oral storytelling develops the children’s self-confidence as storytellers, providing a bank of possibilities to draw upon and encouraged the flow of story language and patterns that they can use when writing. If a child knows a story really well, when they sit down to write, it makes the task of writing easier because the brain does not have to compose at the same time as tackling handwriting, spelling and punctuation.
|KS1 Year 2 English Objectives.pdf||[pdf 256KB]|
|Year 1 and 2 English Texts and Overview.pdf||[pdf 569KB]|
New homework challenges have been set this half term in relation to our Science, History and RE topics. This should be completed in their journal. Please ensure you child aims to complete 100 points this half term. The journals are also used for collective worship in school, therefore it is very important that children bring their journals into school every day.
Reading, Spellings and Journals
This term we will be working on becoming independent readers. This will improve the children’s reading and writing. It is essential that you listen to your child read for 5 minutes daily. Please write a comment to let us know how they are doing and look out for key
words for children to practise reading and spelling.
Things to Remember - Autumn Half Term
We kindly ask for a voluntary contribution of £1.00 which will be used to enhance the curriculum. Please make sure your child brings their reading book to school every day. Remember it is part of their school uniform.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday for a spelling test the following Friday.
Reflection books to be brought into school every day as they are used as part of collective worship on Thursdays and Fridays.
This half term, PE is on a Wednesday (please ensure your child comes into school wearing their kit on this day).