Welcome to Class Two's information page. Our teacher is Miss Gambon and we are assisted by Mrs Roberts.
Class Two is a hive of activity and we are constantly learning and developing. We engage in a rich and varied curriculum. Our half termly topics are:
Autumn One - 'Oh I do like to live beside the seaside and beach' - our local area
Autumn Two - Why did London burn down? The Great Fire of London
Spring One - Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?
Spring Two - Let's be explorers - The race to Antarctica
Summer One - Where would you prefer to live - England or China?
Summer Two - A titanic disaster! A study of Titanic
PE - We develop physical skills through gymnastics, dance, throwing and catching as well as striking and fielding. Don't forget that P.E. kits are left in school for the whole half term and then washed during the holidays. This is to ensure that the children always have their full kits and can engage fully in all physical activities.
The books we study throughout the year include; The Tin Forest, Katie in London, Dinosaur Time, Dragon Machine, True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Wolf as well as a range of non-fiction books.
We continue to develop our reading, writing and phonics skills using The Sounds Write synthetic phonics programme. We also carry out daily reciprocal reading activities. This involves working in small groups, to develop comprehension as well as speaking and listening skills.
We take great pride in the presentation of our work and work up to using fully cursive handwriting by the end of year two.
We are rewarded by dojos, Star of the Week and the opportunity to take home our class mascot, Kev the Koala.
We send spellings home on a Monday, which should be completed every night. The children are then tested on a Friday.
In Class Two, children are encouraged to read every night and they change their books independently.
Children are also set maths or English homework on a Friday and this should be returned to school by Wednesday. Online maths homework may be set through the Active Learn website www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. The children have been given a username and password. The school code for Redgate is 3r3a.
Homework may also be set related to the current topic.
The children should come to school each day wearing their smart, Redgate uniforms. They should bring their Redgate book bag containing reading books and reading record and a filled water bottle (no juices). We also request that they do not bring large rucksacks.
We encourage the children to have a meal provided by the school (which is free to all infant aged children). However, if you do provide your child with a packed lunch, it must be healthy and balanced.
If your child has any medical needs, medication should be sent into school, accompanied by a letter signed by a parent/guardian.
To see photos and the latest things that we are doing, follow Miss Gambon on twitter - MissGambon@Y2Redgate
Finally, don't forget to look a the kidzone for fun games and activities to do at home.