Willow - Year 2
Welcome to our class page. It is intended to give you an insight in to all the fantastic things that we will doing in Willow this term, as well as to give you some more specific information about our class.
In Willow you will find teachers Mrs Hamilton (Monday to Thursday) and Mrs Chandler (Friday) and LSA Miss Cook (every day).
Our topic for the next two terms is 'Are we nearly there yet?'. We will be learning about famous explorers, starting with Christopher Columbus, moving on to Scott of the Antarctic and ending with Sir
William Dampier, an explorer from Somerset.
Homework will be linked to either English or Quest or will be practising an area of the maths curriculum linked to our learning in class. It will be set on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Monday. It will be set on google classroom which your children will be able to access at home. It can also be handed in here to minimise what is coming into school.
We use Spelling Shed to practise our spellings. A spelling list will be put on Spelling Shed each Monday and there will be a copy of the weekly spellings in the children's spelling folders. Spellings will then be tested at school the following Monday.
Reading books will come home daily, with the expectation that the children will read to an adult each night.
We have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please could the children come to school in their PE kit on these days. I would suggest an extra layer might be advisable, as we will be outside as much as possible. Children also need to bring a coat to school with them each day, as we will aim to be outside for break come rain or shine.
If you need to contact me this term, please use my class e-mail, email@example.com and I will be happy to answer any questions or queries.
We had a fabulous morning with Knight Richard from the History Squad. We were able to see and touch real armour, weapons and shields. We built a Motte and Bailey Castle and learnt about how armies used to attack them. Richard told us some really interesting stories from the Medieval Period and he was able to answer all of our questions.
Rapunzel is our narrative text for this term. We are learning the story and had fun hot seating the characters today.