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Welcome to Class 2!

In the Autumn Term we will be learning about the History and Geography of Hexham and comparing it to a contrasting town in India.
We are hoping to visit Hexham Abbey and to hear the story of how the town of Hexham was founded and how it evolved over time.  We will also have an India day, where we learn about Indian food, clothes, music, dance and religion.
In English this term we will be using RWI to support our phonics and reading. We will be focusing on letter formation and writing in sentences. Our Key text will be Gorilla by Anthony Browne and the Story of Rama and Sita. We will have a go at retelling and writing stories and also write facts about Christmas traditions.
Please read with your child as often as you can (ideally daily). Please let us know on Dojo if you have read with them and we will give them a reading dojo point. We will read with them in school.
Our spellings each week will include new sounds or revisit sounds that your child has previously encountered.  They will also include some words that are used frequently but that do not follow a pattern and are not decodable.   We sometimes call these 'red' words.  Spellings will be sent home every Friday and tested on the following Friday.
Children in Year 2 will celebrate Diwali and also the Swedish festival of Sankta Lucia this term. We are aiming to take part in a virtual Sankta Lucia celebration with Hexham Abbey and a Swedish choir.

In Maths we will begin with consolidating some of the learning from year 1. We will work on place value of numbers up to 100, addition and subtraction, money and multiplication and division.
 We are giving your child a few weeks to settle back into school, but we will then send you a Homework grid on Class Dojo.  It contains a range of Homework tasks for them to choose from.  Please choose one a week.