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Welcome to Class 2!

In the Spring Term we will be learning about the Great Fire of London (Spring 1) and Space (Spring 2).  
We will have a visit from Hexham firefighters to learn about the differences between fire fighting now and in 1666!  We will also learn about important people from the past; Samuel Pepys and Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake.
In English this term we will be undertaking our TRAWL (Teaching Reading and Writing Links) project.  We will spend several weeks focussing on reading traditional tales and will then use what we have learnt to become writers -  writing our own traditional tales. Once they are finished we will have a book launch that parents and carers will be invited to.  
Please read with your child as often as you can (ideally at least three times a week). Please record what they have read in their Reading Record. We will also write in it every time we hear them read.
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 Burns Night.  We will have a Scottish day, with ceilidh dancing, Shortbread making and learning about the Geography of Scotland.  We will also celebrate Chinese New Year. For New Year we will find China on a map and learn about the country.  We will also have Dragon dancing, make noodles and discover New Year stories and traditions.

In Maths we will be learning about
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics
  • Length and Height
  • Properties of Shape
  • Fractions
At the start of the half term your child will receive a Homework grid with a range of Homework tasks for them to choose from.  Please choose one a week.