Atlas Class

Hello, 

Welcome to Atlas Class with Year 2 and Year 3. Our teacher is Miss Pearson and Miss Boulton is our fabulous teaching assistant.

Homework

A piece of either Maths or English homework goes out once a week on a Wednesday and is due in the following Wednesday. 

Spellings for the week are handed out on a Wednesday to take home and learn before their spelling test the following Wednesday. Please help your child with their practise.

Regular reading is invaluable for children. We encourage the children to take their school reading books home and to read to an adult each night. This reading practice must be recorded in their reading records. Once your child is confident with their book, they can then take their quiz. If they pass their quizz they will get a raffle ticket which will be entered into a raffle at the end of the term. 

English

In our English lessons, we will continue to produce some interesting pieces of writing. To do this, we will be focusing on our handwriting and spelling. Please could you support your child at home when completing homework, to ensure they have the correct pencil grip and a sharp pencil.

For each year group their are a list of common exception words. These are words that they should be able to spell by the end of that year. We select words off these lists to use as their spellings each week.To further support their spellings at home, here is a link to a website that you can use to practise different spelling rules: https://spellingframe.co.uk 

 

Maths

We will be continuing our work on multiplication and division this half-term. To help embed their learning it would be useful if your children could practise these at home.

Year 2 pupils should know their 2x, 5x and 10x. 

Year 3 pupils should know their 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x and 8x. 

By the end of Year 4 all children should be confident with timestables up to 12 x 12. To help, here are some games your children could use to practise at home. 

Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Timestables.co.uk: https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/

 

Topic

Our topic for this half-term is Transport. Throughout our topic we will be looking at the different types of transport in our local area and comparing them to London. We will also be thinking about the reasons for transport and the environmental issues associated with it.

Our topic fact sheets give you some more information about what we will be covering throughout the topic. They can be seen here:

Autumn 1 (Our European Neighbours): Page 1    Page 2

Autumn 2 (The Stone Age): Page 1   Page 2

Spring 1 (Transport): Page 1   Page 2

Science

Throughout this half-term we will be finishing off our sequence on Rocks before moving onto our new unit of Forces and Magnets! We will be linking our science learning about forces to our Topic and DT lessons as we design and build our own moving vehicles.  

PE

We have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays - our lesson on a Tuesday will be with Coach Dan. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school for these days. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • 23 Jan
    Class 4 (Himalayas) Family Lunch for Mum 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

    If mums are unable to attend another family member is welcome to come along.

  • 07 Feb
    Magical Reading Experience /Non-Uniform Day All Day

    If children have gained enough reads (proven by their Reading Record) and have a certificate they can EITHER come in non-uniform or have a forest school session. This will be clear from the certificate they receive prior to the day.

  • 14 Feb
    End of Half Term All Day

  • 23 Jan - 15 Feb
  • 24 Feb - 02 Mar
  • 03 Mar - 05 Mar
  • 25 Mar - 27 Mar
  • 31 Mar - 03 Apr
  • 04 Apr - 02 May
  • 29 Apr - 02 May
  • 05 May - 07 May
  • 11 May - 15 May