WHITECOTES PRIMARY & NURSERY ACADEMY

Happy and Successful Children

Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3HJ

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01246 234381

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info@whitecotes.derbyshire.sch.uk

Summer 2 Term

 

Dates for your diary:

 

4th June – Back to school in your new class!

25th June – School closed – INSET DAY

29th June – Sports Day

11th July – Whole school transition day (new classes for the day)

20th July – School closes for the summer holidays

 

 

 

Class 3

Welcome to Class 3!

We will be doing lots of learning and having lots of fun doing it this year.

The class teachers are Mrs Spark on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Greaves on Thursday and Friday.

Mrs Mills will be helping us  in Maths and English during morning lessons and Mrs Preston will be teaching RE and ICT on Wednesday afternoons. 

This year we will be following the new curriculum through exciting topic such as ; Paws, Claws and Whiskers, Dinosaur Planet, Moon Zoom, Street Detective, Wriggle and Crawl, and Enchanted Woodland.

The Summer 2 topic is Enchanted Woodland! 

To begin our topic we will be exploring ‘enchanted woodland’ through a range of traditional tales. Our science will be linked to plants and growth through the tale if Jack and the Beanstalk. Also questioning how a castle could be on a cloud and investigating how clouds are form by making our own!

As we progress through our topic the children will delve into a magical dreamland – Where the wild things are!

Art and design will play a huge part in our learning this half term as we create our own magical woodlands. The children will also be using pastels to create some Vincent van Gogh inspired artwork.

 

 

 

 

English this term will focus on:

Reading

Building up fluency in reading

Asking and answering questions about the text

Reading and understanding a range of traditional tales

Writing

Developing story writing and story language

Understand the purpose of and writing letters

Creating fact files

Developing a scientific report from our topic findings

SPaG

Spellings – please could you support this through the weekly spelling homework on Tuesday’s.

Suffixes (adding less/ful/ment to the end if words)

Conjunctions (but/so/when/because)

Punctuation including commas to list in a sentence, question marks, exclamation marks and inverted comma.

 

Mathematics this term will focus on:

 

Position and direction

Measures including temperature and time

Problem solving skills

 

We will also be developing our knowledge of fractions of shape to create an enchanted woodland scene.

 

We will be sending a weekly multiplication homework home on a Tuesday. Please can you practice these at home and return the homework sheet the following Monday. 

 

 

 

Things to Remember:

  • Reading books must be in school everyday.
  • Tuesday - New homework to be given for the week. This is to be brought back into school the following Monday
  • Tuesday and Friday - PE, all children will need their PE kits in school.
  • Monday - Homework check.

Homework
Children will receive a weekly spelling homework focussing on the high frequency and common exception words for year 2.

As part of our whole school focus on multiplication we will be expecting pupils to practice these weekly. 


PE

PE is a statutory requirement. Class 3 PE is currently every  Tuesday and Friday afternoon. All children are expected to have the correct school PE kit each week; navy blue shorts, navy blue jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, pumps or trainers.  Children must not come to school with jewellery on i.e. necklaces, bracelets etc. and if children wear earrings, they must be able to take them out for PE. Children with long hair also need to tie their hair back for PE.

Reading at Home

Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week at home. They should read independently, as well as having the opportunity to read to/with their adult. All children need to increase their reading pace and fluency. This year, we are taking part in the '100 books to read' challenge. This challenge encourages children to read a range of books and expand their love of reading.

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