Puma Class - Year 2
Spring 1 Topic
The Great Fire of London
Our class PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Children will need a suitable PE kit on that day. Thank you.
Great Fire of London
The fantastic Puma class is a straight Year two class located at the bottom of the two story block. Working in Puma’s this year alongside myself we have our fantastic teaching assistant, Mrs Spencer, will also be providing additional teaching. If you have any questions or queries, you can speak to any of the adults in the class.
We have lots of exciting activities planned for the first half of the spring term! Our new topic is all about The Great Fire of London and we will be learning all about how the fire started, why it it happened and what we learned from the fire. We will learn how there have been improvements in fire fighting and how the fire service has developed into the one we know today. This will link into our science work on our materials. As well as this we will also be working on English and maths lessons daily along with phonics, spelling, RE, PE and music. In our English lessons we will be sharing texts on the theme of the Great Fire as we try to use our developing phonics knowledge to write longer sentences that include adjectives and coordination. Where possible we will try and link our topic to all our sessions. All the children will have access to continuous provision to enhance their learning experience and build on from their learning journey in Foundation Stage.
Maths and spellings will continue to be sent home weekly. The maths links to the area of learning we have been focusing on that week but if the children are unsure how to complete their homework please speak to us at home time. We do encourage the children to be independent and hand their homework in as they come into the classroom. Please help us by reminding them to do this as they come into school.
Temporary Changes to Reading
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID 19 the children will be bringing a book home on a Monday and the book will be collected in on Friday. The children will get a new book on the following Monday.
Once books are allowed home again the following is encouraged:
The children will all continue to bring home a reading book and we ask that you sign their planners to let us know if they have finished the book or what page they have read up to. We are keen to develop fluency so we like to encourage children to re-read their books before changing them. We ask that children read at least three times a week at home and that planners are signed.
Extra curricular activities will resume when it is safe to do so.
Initially we will not be able to provide toast and juice to the children. We will let you know when this will resume.
Just a reminder that toast and juice is available to all children in KS1. Toast is 20p and juice is 30p. If your child has milk through the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme then they will have this at playtime instead of juice. We ask that children are responsible for their own toast and juice money and they order this in a morning with the class teaching assistant on entering the classroom.
Puma Class Teacher