Y2 Browne Class
Welcome to Browne Class! We very excited to be back in school and undertaking our ‘Journey to Excellence’ this year.
This year our teachers are Miss Djan, Mrs Deragon, Mrs Bamford, Mrs Cranstoun and Mr Mould and we look forward to working hard and sharing our learning and achievements with you. We have got some very exciting topics this year so keep a look out for some fun trips and workshops that will be happening throught the year!
During our English lessons, we will be reading books by our class author- Anthony Browne! He is a writer and illustrator of picture books- such as ‘Gorilla’, ‘Voices in the Park’, ‘The Tunnel’, ‘Little Beauty’ and ‘Into the Forest’. After reading a range of his books we will be writing book reviews, to explain our thoughts on his stories and on his style of writing. We will use drama to help us empathise with characters in the stories and possibly create new characters in our very own version. We will also be looking at the pictures very carefully, as Anthony Browne loves hiding messages there!
Our first topic in Maths this half term will cover number, place value, calculations and measurements. In Science we will be exploring everyday materials and texting and making Marble Runs! In History we will be studying the Victorians and we are going to be learning about a Victorian artist – L.S Lowry in Art. Please do take a look at the Curriculum Maps to see what other academic content we will be covering throughout each term.
Homework- will be set on Friday and will be due the following Wednesday. There will be a Maths task and an English/ Topic or Science task. Homework can be accessed through the Google Classroom and returned through the ‘turn it in’ button.
Spelling – word lists will be given out at the end of each week along with the homework on Google Classroom. Tests will take place on a Friday in class.
Reading – regular reading is expected to be completed at home alongside the daily reading undertaken by the pupils in the class. Pupils will be given a reading book to take home twice a week and these need to be returned to school on a Monday and Thursday.
Uniform- please ensure you child has their PE kit every day and that it is clearly labelled to help children identify their belongings. You may also wish to give your child spare clothes and wellies to leave in school in the event of a particularly exciting playtime!
Finally, school stationary is provided so your child does not need to bring their own pencil-case to avoid them being lost or damaged.
Thank you for reading about our class!
Miss Djan, Mrs Deragon, Mrs Bamford, Mrs Cranstoun and Mr Mould