Newton Class Year 2
Welcome to Newton Class
In Newton class, the teachers are Mr. Moylan and Mr Motala and the teaching assistant is Miss Leeming. Mr Caddick teachers PE, Miss Juan teachers French and Mrs Mohamed is in class on Wednesday and Thursday. We all believe in enjoying our learning and working together to be the best that we can be.
This term, our theme is ‘Into the Woods’. In science we will be finding out about animals including humans and planning, conducting and writing up our own experiments. We will also examine the importance of diet and exercise for humans as well as personal hygiene. In our theme work we will find out about the Cottingly fairies, examine historical artefacts and evaluate their worth, produce a timeline of types of camera, compare different settings in fairy stories, think about how we could improve our surrounding area, create, rehearse and perform our own dance routines inspired by fairy tales, listen to and critique Peter and the wolf and compose, rehearse and perform our own musical compositions. In art and design we will design, build and improve puppets of fairy tale characters, design and label a gingerbread house, use a variety of materials to create depictions of woodland scenes, learn about artist Andy Goldsworthy and create our own versions of his art work and design and make fairy doors to be used on trees around school. In computing we will film our puppet performances and edit using IPads, log into and play on Timestable Rockstars and use the internet to research the Cottingly fairies. In addition to this we will work with the Outdoor Learning teacher (Mrs. Earnshaw) on Fridays and the French teacher (Miss Juan) on Wednesdays.
We have PE on Wednesday. Your child will need navy shorts and white t-shirt or leotard. For outdoor PE your child should have some suitable footwear such as trainers on this day. No jewellery, including earrings, is permitted for PE. Children need to remove these or cover them with tape. We also require that long hair is tied up for these lessons.
Home Reading and Homework
It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects. Please return book bags and home reading books daily for changing. Your child will receive homework on Thursdays and we would like it to be returned on Wednesdays.
We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. We ask that pencil cases and toys not be brought into school. Finally, please ensure that all jumpers and cardigans have names in.
Pencil cases and toys are not permitted in Years 1 and 2 and should not be brought into school. Neither should any other personal belongings unless when agreed beforehand.
We are very excited to now have our Years 1 and 2 classes located at the bottom end of school. This means that we will have easy access to outdoor learning opportunities. We will be looking to take advantage of this as much as possible. Therefore, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor activities such as coats and hats when cold and sun cream in the summer months.