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 Mrs Hill and Mrs Burdett, we are looking forward to working hard and sharing your learning and achievements with you. We are learning about some very exciting topics this year so keep a look out for some fun trips and workshops that will be happening throughout the year!
We have a range of interesting topics this year, in Autumn 1 we will be learning about Victorians in ‘Up the Chimney’, focusing on how toys have changed and will be creating our own marble runs in DT and Science. Following this, we will take a flight over to Australia during our topic ‘Journey down under’ and explore the Great Barrier Reef. After Christmas, our topic is ‘The Circle of Life’. We will be writing life cycle information texts and exploring how different animals change and grow. We will be learning about our local area in ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ in Spring 2 and Summer 1, reading Flat Stanley and observing the nature across Caterham. Finally, we will be reading Katie Morag stories during our topic ‘Besides the seaside’.
PE – Our PE days this year will be on Tuesday and Friday. Please come to school dressed in your PE kits on these days so we can spend more time doing lots of physical activity and fun!
Homework – will be set on Friday and will be due the following Wednesday. There will be a piece of EGPS (English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and a Doodle Maths challenge. Homework will be published on Google Classroom and need to be returned through the ‘turn it in’ button.
Spelling – word lists will be published on Google Classroom at the end of each week. 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 choose a book to share twice a week, these need to be returned to school on a Monday and Thursday. Scheme reading books will be changed on a Thursday.
Uniform and Spare Clothes –As we are an OPAL school and play outside in all weather, please make sure your child brings a coat, wellies (which can be left at school) and a change of uniform – especially socks!
Finally, school stationary is provided so your child does not need to bring their own pencil-case to avoid them being lost or damaged.
If you have any queries, questions or concerns, please do come and catch me at the end of the day on the playground or on the entry gates into school. We can always arrange a telephone appointment at a mutually convenient time if needs be.
Y2 Class teacher