Welcome to Dragonfly Class
Dragonfly Class is made up of Year 2 and Year 3 children along with class teacher Mr. Forth supported by the amazing Miss Pinkerton
If you have any questions or concerns please contact myself via DoJo or the school office and I’ll be in touch.
I am looking forward to getting to know your children during this first half term and to support them with their new class routines.
We love reading at Sherburn Primary and want to foster a love of books in all our children. Therefore, we will have daily reading sessions in class and hope that you will support us by hearing your child read at home too.
Initially, the Class will be assessed and children will be given children will be given two reading books to bring home – one will focus on the sound they are learning (such as ‘oo’) and the other will be a book that progresses through our reading scheme by colour. Once your child reaches ‘turquoise’ level, and is confident with their recall of sounds, they will progress onto Accelerated Reader where they will complete a ‘star assessment’ which generates their ZPD level. Subsequent books allocated will be within their ZPD level. After reading the book, they will complete an online quiz which measures their understanding. The children really enjoy doing these quizzes and we find they motivate them to read more.
Please complete an entry in your child’s reading record when they read with you at home so we can hand out points and rewards and monitor your child’s progress.
Math’s homework will be given on a Friday to hand in the following Friday.
Beginning in spring term, your child will bring home spelling words to learn. Spellings will be given on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. These will be available to practise on Spelling Shed and results will be ‘Dojo’ed home so you can keep up with your child’s progress.
Children should continue to come to school in their PE kits and appropriate footwear on P.E. days. This is to be reviewed at the end of this half term. P.E will be on Thursdays and Fridays .
This term the children will be creating their own original Artwork based on the Land Art of Andy Goldsworthy. Examining pieces of work in class and using natural materials to create work reflecting the changing of the seasons.
Reading is very important in year 2. Our emphasis is on creating independent readers who are confident, independent and resilient. We read every day in class – either independently, in guided reading sessions or with an adult. The children are encouraged to pick challenging texts to read and then take quizzes, which tests the children’s understanding of the text using the accelerated reader programme. Please can you support us by reading with your child at home at least 3 times a week.
In writing, the children are working on always using the correct punctuation, developing more stamina and flair in their writing and using more interesting vocabulary. This term our emphasis is on keeping our handwriting neat, using more adventurous adjectives and adverbs to make our writing more interesting and also using our year 2 spelling rules more successfully in longer pieces of writing.
Times tables are very important in year 2, in particular we need to know our 2s, 5s, 10s, and 3s. Knowing these facts will help us with our mental maths and with longer, more complex calculations Our focus this term is making sure we are confident with our number bonds, place value and also with addition and subtraction including –
|· adding and subtracting numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
o a two-digit number and ones
o a two-digit number and tens
o two two-digit numbers (which do not involve bridging a 10)
o adding three one-digit numbers
· show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot
· recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.