Welcome to Brook Class 2016-17
We are taught by Mrs C Turner. Our teaching assistant is Miss J McGinn. Brook class currently has 30 Year 2 children.
Brook Class Newsletters and Mission Homework
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Reading books need to be in school everyday.
Maths is also taught on a daily basis and the emphasis on mathematics teaching throughout the term will be on children using and applying their mathematical knowledge, promoting their ability to solve problems. This is increasing children’s awareness of how acquiring mathematical understanding can help them solve problems that are relevant to their daily lives. There are a number of areas to be covered over the course of the term during class time. However it would be really useful if key skills such as times tables, number bonds, counting on and back in 10’s and 100’s, telling the time both using analogue and digital clocks and working out amount of time passed or needed between 2 activities or events could be revised and reinforced at home.
Literacy is taught on a daily basis with an emphasis on oral storytelling in order to improve the quality of children’s writing. Oral storytelling develops the children’s self-confidence as storytellers, providing a bank of possibilities to draw upon and encouraged the flow of story language and patterns that they can use when writing. If a child knows a story really well, when they sit down to write, it makes the task of writing easier because the brain does not have to compose at the same time as tackling handwriting, spelling and punctuation.
Maths homework will be given out weekly each Thursday and must be handed in no later than the following Wednesday, however it’s a good idea to hand it in as soon as possible as it gives me time to mark it and give feedback if there were any problems. Children will read with an adult at least once each week during school and this will be recorded in the reading records children bring home and it is expected that they will read several times each week at home.
There may also be additional literacy homework given, for example, short stories to read and be ready to discuss, information leaflets to extract points to debate. Sometimes homework based around our current topic will be sent home and some project work will also be set throughout the year.
PE lessons are planned to be on Monday and Wednesday but could change due to the weather on the day. It is therefore useful if PE kits are kept in school all week and taken home over the weekend. PE kit is a yellow T-shirt with navy blue bottoms, it’s also a good idea to send something in case of cold weather e.g. jumper or jacket.