Welcome to Class 2!
Class 2 is a Reception class, Mrs Donnelly is the teacher and Mrs Waters, Mrs Noble and Miss Boner are the teaching assistants. We work closely with Miss Barr and Class 3.
We start the day with Phonics (learning sounds) to help the children with their reading and writing.
After phonics it's planning time where the children choose where they would like to learn. They can choose from a range of learning areas both indoors and outdoors, such as writing, creative, construction, role play and number. Activities in these areas are based on objectives for the term and the children's interests.
We then do handwriting everyday focusing on different letter families each week..
After a run around outside, we do basic skills - Literacy and Numeracy based alongside focused Literacy and Maths activitiies where the children work one to one or in a small group with a teacher.
In the afternoon we start with an active numeracy session. We then continue with more planning and small group work covering a range of curriculum areas. We finish the day with basic skills activities and guided reading sessions.
Wednesday is PE day. Please ensure your child has a PE kit to leave in school for the full half term. Their PE should include a white t-shirt, blue shorts and a pair of plimsoles. All PE kit needs to have their name in. Please remove all earrings for that day.
Spring Term Topics:
Speaking and listening skills
Segmenting (hearing each sound) and blending (putting the sounds together to identify a word)
Reading short sentences
Writing short sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
Counting and number recognition to 20
Practical calculations including 1 more and 1 less to 20
Adding and subtracting single digit numbers
Doubling and halving