Year 2/3 Mr. McCutcheon

Part of our class and school ethos is believing, belonging and becoming. These three B’s are part of our everyday approach to learning and school life. Below are just a few examples of what these three B’s mean to us in Ferret Class.

BELIEVING

We may believe in helping each other, working hard to achieve the best we can, supporting others when we may need help in class, around the school and in the wider community. We believe in following our Church of England Values.

BELONGING

We belong to many groups, such as: our class, our school, clubs, our friends, our family, the wider community, England and the world.

BECOMING

We believe in striving to achieve and aspire to everyday wonders and future ambitions. We experience a wide range of curriculum subjects in Year 2 and 3 to inspire children to wonder about the world and what they could become when they grow up.

Our whole school topic this half term is “Harmony and Conflict”. In Ferret Class we will be exploring this topic by looking at The story 'The Lion and the Unicorn'.

Below are the welcome documents that went out at the beginning of term. These include the welcome letter, topic overview for the term and Kirfs.

kirfs 3 aut 2Curriculum Overview Autumn 2 ferret classwelcome letter 18fer atumn 2Year 2 Autumn 2 KIRFS 

Literacy

This term we will be looking at a range of books where we will practice our reading and build sentences in our writing.

We will explore the structure, characters, settings and vocabulary used in the story 'The Lion and the Unicorn' by Shirley Hughes.  We will then use these ideas to create our own letters from an evacuee.

Reading

childrensbooks

Please continue to read at home every day and make a note of this in your reading diary. Little and often is the key to excellent progress in reading. All children that read, at least, five times a week, will be put into the class book raffle and will gain the chance to win a fantastic new book.

As well as listening to your child read, it is important to discuss the content of books too, so that their understanding can be checked.

Maths

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We will be ensuring that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value, number patterns, properties of numbers, calculations, measures, data handling and problem-solving.

This half term Year 2  will be focusing on multiplication and division by 2, 5 and 10 before leading on to fractions.  Year 3 will be focusing on multiplication and division by 3, 4 and 8 before leading on to fractions.

As always, helping children tell the time and become familiar with using money is very helpful. In addition, helping children with their number bonds to 20 (such as 11 + 9 = 20, 12 + 8 = 20 and so on) as well as learning their 2, 3, 5, 10 times tables (y2) 3, 4, 8 (y3) will help them with their learning.

RE

This half term we will be focusing on Christmas.
Our main question for this half term is: ‘How do Christians celebrate Christmas around the world?’

PE Kits and Swimming

Please could you ensure that PE  kits are always in school in a drawstring bag. PE kits should include: well-fitting trainers, black shorts, black tracksuit trousers, red PE top and a clean pair of socks.

PE kit on Tuesdays.

Could you also please check that your child’s name is clearly visible in their PE kit and school uniform with a permanent marker. This will allow the children to easily identify their belongings in school.