Miss Keatman's Class 2019 - 2020

Miss Keatman

 

Miss Keatman

I have been at Alsager Highfields for 10 years now and this is my second year in year two. I thoroughly enjoy the challenges of year two and helping to prepare the children for their transition into the juniors.
Out of school I have two boys who keep me very busy and much entertained! If I'm not at school, I can usually be found at skateparks up and down the country as my youngest son is a sponsored skateboarder. If I have some time for myself, I enjoy watching a film or curling up with a good book.

Miss Keatman's Class

 

Continuing the learning journey at home... 

Monday 16th March 2020

Literacy

We will be continuing to use a new text called 'The Bear and the Piano' by David Litchfield.  It is a lovely story about a bear who learns to play the piano and becomes famous. This week we will be using the book to investigate sentence openers, synonyms and speech bubbles, culminating in a simple, coherent narrative that retells the story.

Maths

This week we will be continuing to explore measurement of length in metres and centimetres.

We have been using songs to help us to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  Please feel free to practise them at home with your children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZAqhF_2vvs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kwIccQGcr0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RHvIUry_uc

PHSE

We will be discussing difference and diversity.  We willl be looking at the positives that we get as a class from diversity.

Science

In our science lesson this week, we will be looking at the properties and uses of materials.  We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.  We will look at items around school and decide why the material was chosen in its construction.

Design and Technology

This week we will be looking at Windmills.  We will explore ways of making strong bases by looking at strong shapes and fixings.

Computing

In our computing time, we will be looking at using questions to separate information.

Art

We will be continuing our theme of portraits and looking at how artists use colour to express emotions. We will specifically look at Pablo Picasso and his use of colour in his portraits.

PE

PE this term will be dance and multi-skills on a Wednesday afternoon.  Your child will need a t-shirt, pair of shorts and pumps for dance. However, sometimes if the hall in unavailable the children will be going ouside for thier multiskills, so please can your child have their jogging pants and jumpers in their PE bags.   Jewellery should be removed prior to our sessions and long hair should be tied back.

Homework

To be completed and handed in by Thursday at the latest please.

1. Spellings weekly in our purple books for our test on Friday. 

2. Grammar and Spelling Pages 15 and 21.

3. Reading and recording in reading diaries.  

4. Maths sheet is in their purple homework books.

Important dates for your diary

I will hopefully rearrange my parent meetings throughout this week and next. 
 

Messages for the week ahead.

The SATS clubs continue Thursday and Friday after school.  They run from 3.15 to 4pm and are on a drop in basis. The Thursday session will focus upon maths skills and how to approach SATS problems and the Friday session will focus upon reading comprehension. Please do not feel as though these sessions are compulsory.  They are for your child to use if they wish to brush up on skills, or for support with a topic that they think they struggle with. (Pressure free session - with biscuits!)

We have an open door policy here at Alsager Highfields so please come and speak to one of us should you have any questions or concerns.  After school is usually best for myself as I have more time then, the mornings are fine for quick messages. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Keatman 

Please see the Spring Curriculum Overview file below.

 

Dates for your diary

Our class assembly will be on Thursday 2nd April 2020 9.15am

We finish for the Easter Holidays on 3rd April 2020.

Back to school for the Summer term on Monday 20th April

WB 6th July Activity Week

Snacks:

Please could you provide a healthy snack in recyclable packaging for your child to eat at playtime.  

In Year 2, children are encouraged to be more independent and are entrusted to look after their own snack money. They go to the dinner hatch at break time to buy toast and various other items.    There are even bacon butties available on a Friday!  The costs vary, depending upon what is available.

 

 

Homework

 End of KS1 expectations - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/740343/2018-19_teacher_assessment_frameworks_at_the_end_of_key_stage_1_WEBHO.pdf 

 

 

 

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