Welcome to Class 8
Class Teachers: Mrs Morrad & Mrs Killeen
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Jackson and Mrs Moth
This term, we have lots of wonderful learning planned and some very exciting lessons that will keep you learning and entertained.
During the Summer term in English, we will be reading a wide range of exciting and interesting stories, which we will use to help us with our writing. We will be learning how important it is to remember our basic writing skills, quality vocabulary and best handwriting. Also, we will be practising a range of reading skills during our guided reading sessions and across the curriculum we will continue to work on our spellings, phonics, punctuation and grammar too. Remember to read regularly at home. Plus don’t forget all children have a large selection of books they can access through Bug Club (ActiveLearn).
"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book."
In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our core number skills which are vital in order to develop further understanding in all areas of Maths. We will be exploring numbers, learning about place value and tackling a range of problem solving and reasoning activities. We will then move on to developing our mental and written methods of calculation and our understanding of fractions. Additionally, we will be practising our counting, number bonds and times tables daily. Practising these skills at home will really help you to make excellent progress this year.
Our first topic for this term will be ‘Green Fingers’. This is a fascinating topic where we will be improving our scientific skills and developing our understanding and curiosity of how plants grow and what they need to be healthy. Our second topic will be ‘Animal Masquerade’, in this topic will be learning about classification, habitats and more….
PE lessons will take place weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Remember all children will need to have their PE Kits in school for these sessions. Our PE Kit includes a white tee, red shorts and trainers (please ensure your child is able to tie their laces, otherwise velcro is a suitable alternative). Please ensure all items are labelled.
Behaviour and attitude to learning – the key to success!
In Year 2 we have very high expectations of exceptional behaviour and positive attitudes to our learning. All children are expected to stay on green by following the school rules, listening carefully and trying their best. However, they should be striving for gold by showing the Ghyllgrove Learning Powers.
Please continue to read daily with your children and continue to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s plus their x2, x5 and x10 times tables.
We are incredibly lucky to have access to some fantastic online resources too which will also support their learning too. Your child’s login details are included at the front of their Home School Diary.
Bug Club (Reading): www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/gc-junior
Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Please remember, if you have ANY questions or worries during the year you can make an appointment by calling the school office (01268 450067) or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you back to Class 8.
Mrs Morrad and Mrs Killeen