Maple Class (Year 2)

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Welcome to Maple class where we love to learn in different ways. We will continue to develop our skills on how to be an independent learner. Maple will be a safe place where we can start to make connections with the wider world.

Maple class is taught by Mrs Leru. Miss Carolan is a supporting adult in the classroom Monday to Friday.

This term our topic is Homes where we will be answering the key question What makes a home? 

English

Our key texts this first half term will be:

Spelling and Phonics:

We will continue to use Spelling Shed for our Spellings. A new rule will be assigned every week from the 1st of October for the children to practise at home. We will then have a Hive Game on a Friday. Please encourage your child to log on every week. Click on the image below to take you to Spelling Shed

Reading: 

We love reading in Maple. We ask that you please listen to your child read and discuss their levelled reading book at least 3 times per week. As well as this, we encourage sharing stories, for example at bedtime. Please find some questions that you can ask your child while you are reading with them.

Comprehension-questions-Tips

There are websites you can go to for those who are keen to continue listening or reading. Scoop is a printed children’s magazine.  They will at times have free access to digital copies. This term they have a digital copy called ‘Activism’ for free.

Storyline Online is a free resource for children to access books that are animated and are read aloud to them.

An American online bank of interactive books.

Oxford Owl – Free eBook Library

Maths

This term we will be learning: Place Value and Addition & Subtraction. Children should have logins for these, but please message us if you misplaced them.

TT Rockstars – Times tables

Numbots

Numbots – This game helps develop your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.

Maths Shed – Includes maths facts and times tables

Science: This term we will be learning about everyday materials. We will be comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses as well as explaining why this is. We will also find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

PE: This term we will have PE every Thursday afternoon and it will be taught by Mr Hall. Please ensure your child has their PE bag in school and that all their belongings are labelled.

Every Friday for the first half term, children will take part in yoga and dance/drama, please ensure their PE kits are in as well on this day.

Forest School: Every Friday for the first half term, we will have Forest School with Carymoor in school. Please ensure your child has their wellies.