Newton Class Year 2
Welcome to Newton Class
In Newton class teacher is Mr. Moylan 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 ‘Wild Adventures. In English we will Read different adventure and animal stories and create story maps. Share and develop our ideas then write our own stories. We will use video to inspire some persuasive writing. We will listen to, compose and perform poetry. In science we will explore properties of floating and sinking and examine the impact of human activity on the environment. We will be getting out and about to investigate habitats around school and the food chains that they contain. In art and design we will look at the artwork of Henri Rousseau and use this to inspire us. Outside we will take rubbings and sketch the woodland around school using pencils, charcoal and pastels. A range of everyday object will be used to help us create various prints. In computing we will use the internet to research animals and their habitats. These findings will then be presented using the computer program of our choice. We will also compose, rehearse and perform our own musical compositions. Throughout the term we will be working on our team work and problem solving skills whilst building resilience and growth mindset. 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.