Welcome to Beech Class
Years 2 & 3
Class Teacher: Laura Dyer
We will start this term with a narrative using the quality text - Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rowland. As authors, we will craft our own traditional tale with a twist.
Children need to have their reading book and reading record in school every day. Children who are in a phonics group have a Book Bag Book, which is changed every Friday, and a free choice reading book from the library which can be changed on any day. These children also took home a list of 'Red Words' before the Easter holidays that they need to practise reading each day at home.
Children who are in class for guided reading have chosen two library books within their reading range - a quick read that they can read and quiz on in a few days and a longer chapter book which make take 1-2 weeks to read. Library books can be changed on any day.
All children are expected to read at home daily for at least 10-15 minutes and are asked to keep a log of their reading in their Reading Record; we ask that parents sign reading records. For further comprehension practice, after completing a book, children are to quiz on Accelerated Reader at school or at home.
In Year 2 and 3 we are having a big push on fluency of number facts and learning of times tables. Children can practise these key areas including their individual targets on Times Table Rockstars, MyMaths or Hit The Button.
Each Friday, the children are set a homework task on MyMaths to complete by the following Friday.
Spelling rules from our weekly spelling lessons can be practised on Spelling Shed ahead of our weekly spelling quiz each Friday. A paper copy of the spelling list is sent home every week on a Friday. I recommend that the children learn their list of spellings by practising for 5-10 minutes at home each night. Please see the spelling menu below for a list of suggested ways to practise.
Our PE days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children are to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit on these days.
We will be outside learning as much as we possibly can this term so, please ensure children have their wellies or old shoes and a waterproof coat in school each day.
Additional homework will be set via Class Dojo.