Welcome to Rowan Class - Year 2 & 3
A big hello from Miss Meikle!
I hope you all had a lovely summer break and I am really looking forward to teaching you this year. Here on the Rowan class page, you will find lots of news and information about our class and find out all about our wonderful learning.
Your class teacher is me, Miss Meikle and our teaching assistants are Miss Buckmaster and Mrs O'Connell who joins us in the afternoons. On Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings you will be taught by Mrs Fletcher.
What will be learning about this half term?
This half term, will be learning about the world's seven continents and five oceans! In geography, we will 'visit' each continent around the world.
In Literacy, we will be writing an information text all about the five oceans.
In science we will be learning about food chains and we will be discussing the different types of animals, how they obtain their food and their positions within the food chain by creating their very own food chain.
In maths, we will be looking at place value to help us complete our first maths mission of the school year - creating our very own maths board game. We will be working through each mathematical step to complete our mission!
Autumn Term Learning overview for Rowan Class
You will receive the list of statutory spellings for your year group. These are for you to learn throughout the course of the year. We will learn spelling patterns each week in class through our spelling lessons and any spellings that you need to practise some more will be posted on the website each week! See the statutory spelling lists for each year group at the bottom of the page if you would like to do any additional spelling with your child/ren.
In Rowan Class we use Times Tables Rockstars to practise our times tables. Each half term we will test your times tables knowledge and TT Rockstars will work out which ones you need to practise next! You can practise as much as you like at home on this - your login is on your journal - but you have to do at least 20 minutes a week at home on it!
You will have a colour-banded reading book. At school, an adult will hear you read this book at least once a week and will record this in your journal. Reading books will be sent home along with their journal. Please bring in your journal daily, we will use these to communicate anything you need to practice at home and grown ups can use this to communicate with me too!
We have set reading books for our class on Rising stars:
We will be continuing to use Seesaw! Seesaw is our online learning platform where we were sending all of our learning to the children during the lockdown period and they were sending it back and communicating directly with us. We loved seeing all the learning going on at home! Now we send our weekly learning conversations and any homework. Below is the link to where each child is given an individual login to access...
PE is on Thursdays. Please make sure that you have the right kit for the weather and come to school wearing it instead of your usual school uniform! You will also have yoga on a Wednesday which will start in due course, but you do not need to come to school in your PE kit for this.
Pencil Cases are not needed - we will provide you with a pencil case of all the things you will need in class! Please do not bring any pens, pencils, rubbers etc. in from home.