Welcome To Turtle Class Page
We are really excited to tell you all about the amazing learning we will be doing over this term.
In our team you will find our fantastic, hard-working and ambitious children alongside our teacher Mrs Robinson and our teaching assistant Miss Allwood.
PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. Children will need to bring their indoor PE kit to school Monday morning in a separate bag. Children will need a top, shorts and trainers/plimsols. The children’s PE kit will remain at school overnight and children will be sent home with it on Tuesday.
Children will receive their spellings on a Friday in their red reading diary to be practiced at home the upcoming week. Children will take part in the spelling quiz the following Friday where a new set of spellings will be given.
Children will be set English and Maths homework on a Friday via Seesaw. Children will upload their homework online.
Our topic this term focuses on exploring the world around us whilst answering the question...
Would you rather live in Mansfield or Mombasa?
As part of our fascinating topic the children will be investigating how their life in Mansfield differs from the everyday lives of other children that live many miles away. We will be focusing on the geographical differences as a basis of our learning using maps, atlases and globes to locate Mansfield and Mombasa and investigating how our world is divided up into continents.
We are going to be identifying the physical and human features of these places and exploring the differences and similarities between the weather conditions, school life, the wildlife found there, what houses look like and many more interesting discoveries that crop up along the way!
In English, the children will begin by focusing on the text ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett. We will be introduced to the brave and courageous character ‘Sunny’ the meerkat. We will be having lots of fun using our story maps to recite postcards and learn more about nouns and adjectives within simple sentences; we can include these in some very exciting writing opportunities that we have coming up!
In Year 2 our reading begins by looking at the story Lila and the Secret of Rain which complements our topic. We will be using our VIPERS to start predicting, retrieving information for the text, sequencing the story and inferring what we have read. We will discuss new vocabulary and explain why we like reading a particular text and what other texts it reminds us of.
Our maths topics this term are place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and money. We will be doing lots of practical activities to support our learning. We will be making sure we have a solid understanding of 2 digit numbers. Also, we will be practising counting in different multiples and beginning to learn our 5 and 10 times tables.