Degas Class 2018 - 2019
Welcome Degas Class 2018-19
We have made a brilliant start to the school year with our first two whole school Learning Journey themes of 'New Beginnings' and 'Red'. See the gallery section of the school website to view some great photographs from across the school.
AUTUMN TERM UPDATES
Our Year Two Learning Journey now takes us off in a scientific direction for about four weeks and we explore 'Material Maddness'. This is the same Learning Journey as Year One children but I suspect our children may take our learning off in a different direction. We will of course look at different types of materials (human made and natural). Spend time on recycling and the impact of waste on our environement. Our WOW lesson at the start of the Learning Journey will give the children some ideas and inspiration.
The next short Learning Journey which will start at the beginning of November will have History and Geography related theme and is called 'What has changed since I was born?'. This of course will start with a brainstorming activity with the children to see what direction our learning will take!
The final Learning Journey of the Autumn Term will be 'Children's Choice'. I can't wait to see what they decide to learn about.
Dates for your diary....
HOME LEARNING EXHIBITION- Your challenge this term has not been decided yet...... watch this space!
Wednesday 3rd October - am. Drama Workshop. Encouraging children to think and perform creatively. It's entitled 'Circus Adventure'
Thursday 11th October - Black History Day. We will be foscussing our learning on a significant figure from history.
Friday 12th October - 5.30pm-7.30pm. International Evening (children will be performing) Bring food to share. Family tickets on sale £4
Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th October 3.40pm-6.30pm Parent's Evening
Thursday 18th October - Individual school photographs 3.30pm - Family group photographs
Tuesday 30th October at 9am - Flu Immunisations
Friday 23rd November at 9am - Class Assembly
See the school Calender for all other future dates......
Guidance for Home Learning:
Reading: We ask parents to read with children every evening for 15 minutes - reading is the most important and valuable thing you can do with your child are this stage of their learning. You can read to them, share a book, get them to predict what will happen in a story or get them to decribe a story's events. You can also get your child to read to you for about 10 minutes everyday.
Get them to use their phonics to sound out tricky words. I have put a link to 'Letters and Sounds' Phonics below if you need some help with letter sounds.
Please find our curriculum newsletters for year two attached below.