Class 3 - Y2
Welcome to Class 3
This year the Class 3 Team are:
Mr Cooper – Class Teacher
Mrs Champlin – PPA Cover
Mrs Fordham and Mrs Wood (Teaching Assistants)
The Class 3 staff will ensure that all children are happy, develop a love of learning and allow children to be the best version of themselves.
This school year is when we see children become more independent and responsible for their learning, taking on more challenge and pushing themselves to achieve great things. They will build on the learning in Year 1, and each lesson will stretch and challenge each child in order to ignite their love of learning. Year 2 asks a lot of our 6 and 7 year olds and we work hard to ensure that this is done in a constructive and supportive way, in order for each child to achieve their full potential.
Within Year 2, the children will have a range of opportunities to explore, question and extend their learning in all subject areas. This year we will be developing a ‘Creative Curriculum’ where the children will learn about different topics in a cross-curricular way allowing the children to embark on their own learning journey.
Our expectations are for all children to take pride in the work that they produce and show how proud they are of their own personal achievements in all areas of school life. We also strive to generate a good home-school partnership and we will keep you up to date with some of the learning that is taking place in class.
Please have a look at the ‘End Of Year Expectations’ leaflets attached below to see what skills and knowledge children should have acquired by the end of each year group.
What Are Class 3 Learning About This Year?
In one of our science sessions, we were challenged to build a new bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children worked in pairs to construct their bridges out of basic materials. We then tested our bridges out to see if they were strong enough. Let’s just say that we had a few wet goats!
Bedtime reading Event:
Class 3 changed into their pyjamas for the afternoon to enjoy a range of reading activities. Adults were invited in to take part in the session and enjoy reading with their child and their friends. Both adults and children were treated to a hot chocolate and a biscuit.
We have been using the Gingerbread Man story in our literacy sessions. This week we followed a set of instructions to make our own. Once they had been baked, we looked at decorating them. Luckily, these Gingerbread Men didn’t run away!
To link with our Once upon a Time… topic, our Sports Coach let us have a go with the archery equipment. We looked at how to nock, aim and shoot the ‘arrows’ - we all had a great time pretending to defend our castles.