I am pleased to say that my new class of eager Year 2’s are settling in well and already impressing me with their manners, hard work and learning. During our first few days together we discussed how we would like our class to be and all agreed that we wanted it to be fair and for us all to feel happy, as well as be able to learn well. We wrote a class charter and all promised to try our best to stick to it. It would have been helpful for it to be a bit shorter and therefore easier to remember but the children insisted that every point was important!
We have jumped straight into our first term’s topic about homes and the materials.
Spotting materials around school helped us to think about what different materials are good at and why different materials are used for particular jobs.
Once we knew a bit more about materials, we learnt about collage and how to make street scene pictures, choosing patterned papers that would look good as different parts of buildings. It was really exciting to see how far our collage street would stretch once joined together – some had to be put on the display boards in our cloakroom too!
Soon we will be starting our project about The Great Fire of London and designing and making models of Tudor houses. Thank you to all parents who hunted through kitchen cupboards to empty out suitably sized cardboard boxes. We now have a small mountain of cardboard that the children will enjoy sorting through to select their chosen building shape – no more to be sent in now, please!
We have one more swimming lesson next week, Tuesday 1st October, after that the children will be doing PE in school. Please make sure that kits are returned to school at the beginning of each week.
I am really proud of how the children have risen to the challenge of learning their weekly spellings, returning completed homework on time and reading regularly at home. Your support is hugely appreciated and undoubtedly benefits your child’s learning.