Welcome to Caterpillar class

Our topic this term is Where My Wellies Take Me…

We will be learning all about forests, fairytales and more! As Year 2 will be joining Dragonfly class for some afternoons they will also be learning about The Battle of Hastings.

Take a look at our topic overviews to find out more about what we will be learning this term.

Term 4 Reception and Year 1 Topic Web

Term 4 Year 2 Topic Web

Below is a copy of our Long Term Plan covering our topics for the year. Please note that areas of this plan could be subject to change.

Cycle B Long Term Plan

Phonics

Please view the video below for an introduction to the Phase 2 sounds that reception will be learning and their matching actions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVyry9jpVjI

Class Dojo

This year we will be using Class Dojo to keep you connected with your child’s learning and upcoming events. You have been given a letter with your child’s code to join our class page. All you need to do is download the App and register as a parent (instructions are on the letter).

We encourage you to upload your own photographs of home learning and any experiences you would like to share with us and the rest of the class.

If you’re having trouble getting connected or have any questions then please feel free to pop in and ask.

 

Reading

Read with your child as often as you can but a minimum of 4 times a week. Please sign your child’s reading record when you have read and we will change their reading book.

If your child is in Reception, now is a great time to set up or continue your reading routine and enjoy sharing a book together.

Stuck for a good book? Take a look at the top 100 books for KS1 below…

100 Books KS1 1

100 Books KS1 2

100 Books KS1 3

100 Books KS1 4

100 Books KS1 5

 

Spellings – Year 2 only

Spelling tests for Year 2 will take place every Monday. New spellings will be added to their red spelling practise books but you may choose to use paper or an alternative method. The children will learn these spellings each week in school. Each of the spelling lists contain a particular spelling pattern included in the Year 2 National Curriculum.

 

Times tables  – Year 2 only

Year 2’s have started to learn their two times tables. They will have a test every Thursday. The test will contain 20 questions up to 12 x the times table they are learning. The children will move through the levels at a pace that suits them and a note will be written in their times table book to inform you which tables they should learn for the following week. Please note, they made spend several weeks on one level until they are recalling those tables from memory at a good speed. If you would like any support with practising, please do pop in and ask!