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Class 2 is a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 group. The class teacher is Emma Kalarus, who is supported by teaching assistants Lesley Connell and Jo Cocking. Mrs Kalarus can be contacted directly at drop off or pick up time or by email: ecanning@harrowbarrow.cornwall.sch.uk

 

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This term in Class 2 we will be learning all about “magic”, focusing on different magical stories. We will be learning all about recipes and instructions, creating our own spells and potions.  We are currently learning the book ” Potion Commotion”.

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Our potion shop role play area

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Class 2’s Magical land

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Isaac’s special potion

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Alannah’s drink potion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Come and see some of our lovely potions on display in class 2.

 

 

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Your child will be taking part in P.E lessons every Monday and Wednesday. Please could you make sure that their correct P.E kits are available on these days. The children should be wearing blue or black shorts, team colour t’shirt and plimsoles or trainers.

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Book bags need to be in school daily. If your child has finished their book please can their reading book and reading record be placed in the “I have finished my book” box which will be placed by the book bag box every morning. This will allow us to check your childs reading record and change their book as appropriate. It is expected across the school that your child reads at least 5 times a week.

Reading comprehension sheets are available from our reading display board in Class 2. The children have to complete one of the reading activities once a week in their homework books and clearly mark the activity has been completed on the comprehension sheet.

High frequency word have/are being sent home for you to practise with your childen during the week. There will be on going assessments in class to track the childrens progress and new words will be sent home as appropriate.

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Book Voucher raffle

Can you read 18 times before the end of the term for your name to be placed in our class raffle? You need to read at least 3 x a week.

If you read 5 x or more a week your name could be placed in the raffle more than once for a bigger chance of winning the book voucher.

 

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Spellings and Homework will be sent home with your child every two weeks on a Monday and will be due in on a Thursday. These will start to be sent home week commencing the 3rd October. Your child will have six spellings to learn over the week, these will be based on the letters and sounds they are learning each week. The homework sent home will be linked to the literacy or numeracy lessons we are covering in class each week.

 

Please use the links below to access resources at home to support your child learning in Literacy and Numeracy

Number bonds to 10  

Number bonds to 20

 Counting up in steps of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

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This year the children will be able to bring in a book from home that they would like to share with Class 2. A date list will be placed on the classroom for you to see your childs allocated day/date. We ask that no other show and tells are brought into school unless discussed with the class teacher, thank you.

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Your child will be taking part in forest school lessons on a Tuesday afternoon, please can all waterproofs and wellington boots be kept in school so we have access to these every Tuesday.

 

Assessment and the ‘mastery’ curriculum.

At the recent ‘Meet the Teacher’ session we gave a presentation on the new arrangements for assessing your children following the removal of National Curriculum levels. At the same time we shared information about the ‘mastery’ approach to maths learning. For those who were unable to attend we have uploaded the presentation for you. In  addition, we have sent out the revised end of year expectations in reading, writing and maths. These are also uploaded for you to view online: Year 2

This term Class 2 are learning to recall their number bonds to 10 and then 20. To help learn these important calculations perhaps you might like to play an online number bond game.

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Class 2 e-safety chest

Look inside our chest and you will see our agreed e-safety rules.

When using the internet you should;

  • Always have a grown up with you.
  • Not talk back to people on the internet.
  • Always ask an adult for permission first.
  • Never click on things that appear on the screen.
  • Tell and adult if you are unsure of something.

 

Staying safe online

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