Class Maple 2019-2020

Welcome to Maple Class
(Year 2)
A warm welcome from Mrs Hodgson, Mrs Calcutt and Mrs James
 
Class Information
 
Reading
We encourage you to read at home as much as posisble with you child to help develop their fluency, reading comprehsnion and love of books. Please record in your child's reading journal when you have listened to them read. We strongly promote reading for pleasure and enjoyment, so any type of reading you do with your child at home should be noted in their journal. 
Homework
Below you will find the homework challenges for the current term. These challenges are optional and are based on the learning in class. 
Each week your child will be set either a maths or English task, these tasks are compulsory and must be completed. If you need any support with this, please ask us.
homework is set on a Thursday and is due back in on Wednesday. 
Currently in Maple Class...….
Pom Pom making! 
In our English lessons we have been learning about instruction writing. So we decided to follow a set of instructions to find out how important clear instructions are. We didn't end up with any pom poms at the end of the lesson. HOWEVER, we did learn that perseverance and resilience are incredibly important and that whilst we may feel like giving up, we must keep trying! Stay tuned for a Pom Pom update!
Act it out! 
In RE we have been learning about the story of Passover. The story follows Moses. The story is full of important events for the Jewish religion and so to help us learn the story and the values, we acted the story out. 
Topics of Learning
Autumn Term One - Get Set Go! 
This term we have been focussing on our investigating skills in Science. We have used our science equipment to explore habitats in our school grounds and thought about classifying minibeasts. 
 
Autumn Term Two and Spring Term One - Health and Happiness!
As part of our learning over these two terms we have been thinking about the lives of significant people, especially those who have contributed to the health care system. In history we have been learning about Florence Nightingale and in Science, how to keep ourselves healthy.