Welcome to our class of Year 2 and 3
We are incredibly excited to welcome you all back for a brand new year, and with a new year brings on new beginnings. As we now take on the role of Deer Class, our new classroom can be found down in the mobiles – where we plan to take advantage of our outdoor learning space throughout the year, including our very own greenhouse!
Take a look at our learning environment:
Our topic ‘Then and Now’ will focus on exploring the United Kingdom, as we learn about the countries, counties and cities. This Geography based topic will have cross curricular links with Design and Technology, as we explore bridges. Our journey will then lead on to us exploring our local environment – Bethersden. This will allow us to delve into our History learning, as we develop our Geography knowledge. We will be learning about how Bethersden has changed over time and how it continues to change now.
Across a range of subjects within our curriculum, we will be developing our skills and knowledge within these areas whilst incorporating new subjects such as Modern Foreign Language within our weekly timetable. We are very excited to get started with our learning.
Don’t forget that you can find a copy of our weekly timetable, along with other useful resources and information about our class right here on our class page.
Throughout this term and across the year as a whole, we will be exploring a range of genres in both reading and writing. To begin, we will be learning about non-chronological reports as we delve into this text type of non-fiction.
As we are a split year group, the Year 2s and Year 3s will have separate spellings each week to ensure they are learning age appropriate skills to support their English learning – and of course skills that can be applied across our curriculum as a whole. To support us with our learning, a weekly activity will be set on Spelling Shed for the children to access at home. These activities will relate to those spellings that have been set for them.
You can access Spelling Shed via this link: https://play.edshed.com/
As we continue our theme of age appropriate learning for our children in Deer Class, our Year 2s and Year 3s will be taught separately for Maths as we continue to follow our Power Maths scheme. This term our Year 2s will begin their Maths learning exploring numbers to 100, whilst our Year 3s will begin exploring place value working with numbers within 1000.
To help develop and secure our knowledge of our times tables every child has access to Times Table Rockstars. This wonderful resource allows time to practise our times tables in a fun and engaging way. It can also get very competitive, similar to Spelling Shed, and who doesn’t like being at the top of the leader board? We know we want to see Deer Class up there!
You can access TT Rockstars via this link: https://ttrockstars.com/