Mrs Lindblad's Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Lindblad

Year 2/3

Welcome to our Class Page

 

I hope you had a good half term bread and enjoyed some time with your children. I can't believe that we are now half way through the year.  Please see the Spring Curriculum Overview in the 'Files to Download' section for details of topics in the different curriculum areas that we are covering for the remainder of this term.

I hope that you have found the weekly updates on the webpage useful and it has given you the opportunity to speak with your child about what they have been working on and to support them with their learning.

As always, if you have any questions relating to any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate to contact me by email mrslindblad@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk or see me at the end of the school day.

 

We will continue this half term with our story topic 'William and the Missing Masterpiece' by Helen Hancocks. It is a picture book about the theft of the iconic painting 'The Mona Cheesa'.  It has already sparked lots of imaginative writing and we still may even go on a class trip to France one day! I hope that the children  love this book as much as I do.

 

 

 

We will continue learning about maps and landuse in Geography and in History we will begin to learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. In Art we will paint pictures of the Eiffel Tower in the style of Matisse and our own self portraits in the style of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. In science we will complete our light topic before moving onto plants for the remainder of the term.

In R.E. we will be focussing on the Easter Story and exploring the concept of forgiveness. 

Spring Term Dates for your diary

Thursday 19th March - Interested Year 2 children to go with Bronze Ambassadors to the High School

Tuesday 31st March - Class Photos

Friday 3rd April - School closes for Easter (Non Uniform Day)

 

PPA

During this half term our PPA on Tuesday afternoon will P.E. with Mr. Wakefield from A.S. Sports. Please make sure that your child has the correct kit for going outdoors as this will usually be the case.

Kit: Pumps or Trainers, black track suit bottoms or shorts (weather dependent), yellow school t-shirt and black jumper.

 

Snacks:

We are trying to encourage the children to bring healthy snacks for breaktime. A piece of fruit, breadsticks or a snack with a low sugar content would be preferable and I would really appreciate your support with this

 

Water Bottles:

Please make sure that your child comes to school with a named water bottle. We encourage children to drink water regularly.

 

Homework:

Children will be given homework each week. This will consist of a daily reading, a piece of grammar, spellings and Maths. Please see the homework letter in 'Files to download' for more details. Children who are unable to complete homework at home will be encouraged to join the homework club. 

 

Reading:

Please read with your child daily as this will have an impact on all areas of their learning.  They have a planner that you can date and record their reading in.  Please write a short comment when you have listened to you child read as we now expect every child to read at least 4 times a week minimum.

 

Spellings:

We will be sending 10 spellings a week home for the children to learn.  This take the format of a handwriting sheet and a wordsearch. Please help your child to learn their spellings by looking for patterns and by keeping going over them as much as possible.

 

SATs

Year 2 SATs in reading, writing and maths take place in May. Since the children are only 6 and 7 years old we do our very best not to make a big deal out of the tests. We try to make them fun where possible and make sure that they have been exposed to similar tests a few times before hand. The children will take the tests in small groups and will sit with a familar adult (Myself, Miss Keatman  or Mrs Riley). From Wednesday 15th January I will be starting SATs Booster Classes (hot chocolate included) until 4pm with the year 2s. This will give them the opportunity to experience lots of SATs type questions in a fun way.

 

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 16TH MARCH

English

  •  Grammar - writing in the past tense
  •  Writing questions to find out William's thoughts
  •  Drama - William in the hot seat
  • Writing speech bubbles

MATHS

  • Writing lengths in m and cm
  • Writing lengths in cm
  • Writing lengths in metres
  • Writing lengths in kilometres

 

Science

  • Sun safety cont.
  • Plants

Geography

  • Looking at atlases to find Roman Roads

History

  • Roman Roads
  • A Roman Soldiers Uniform

 

Music

  • Practising our songs for Sing Fest

Art

  • Pictures from the story 'William and the Missing Masterpiece' in the pointillism style

 

R.E

  • Begin learning and writing about the Easter Story

ICT

  •  Touch Typing

 

THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK

 

  •  Spelling Wordsearch
  •  Spelling Handwriting
  •  Read as much as possible!
  • Learn the 3x table 
  • Learn spellings 

Thank you so much for all your support with reading over the past half term. The children are very keen to let me know that they have read when they come in each morning and I am noticing a difference already. 

 

 

 

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