Boynton Primary School

From Little Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow

Welcome to Class Two! 

 

Mr Kelly is the Class Teacher and Miss Usher is the Class teaching assistant.

 

Class Information

  • PE: Thursday afternoon. Please send your child into school with their PE kits and remove any jewellery before, if they are unable to remove it themselves. 
  • Reading: Please remember to keep reading with your child every night. Even if they are able readers please ask them questions and discuss what they are reading. We would like children to read at least 4 times a week. Just a quick note in their reading record book, together with a parent/carer signature, will earn them rewards in school.
  • Homework will be given out on a Thursday to be completed and returned by the following Monday. Please ensure your child completes all of their homework every week. 
  • Spelling:  Spellings are sent home on a Monday to be learnt for a test on Friday. 

 

Make sure you take a look at all the fun things we’ve been up to in our photos below! 

 

Our Topic This Term Is The Ancient Egyptians

Class 2 Spring Term Timetable

In Literacy, the children will have the opportunity to write for a variety of different purposes, including writing a story inspired by the book - 'Cinderella of the Nile' by Beverley Naidoo. The children will learn all about the features needed to produce a quality piece of writing, before putting these skills into practice in their own piece.

As always, the children will continue to work on their punctuation, grammar and spellings with new skills being introduced or refined during lessons in order to enable all children to become confident writers. They will continue to practice spellings and reading daily in class. 

We continue to encourage your support to make sure your child reads at home at least 4 times in a week and completes any homework/spelling practice set.

  In Maths this term, the children will become confident at place value, fractions, adding, subtracting, measures, decimals and money and multiplying and dividing using both mental and written methods and be able to apply these skills to real-life word problems. They will also look at time and the different ways that we can tell the time along with looking at Time-tables and data relating to time such as race results etc.

Maths Homework will be given out on Thursdays in order for the children to further practice new Maths skills taught in lessons, at home.  Homework should be returned by the following Wednesday. If your child requires further help or support please speak to Mrs Atkins.

Useful Links:

TT Rock StarsPlease encourage your child to use TT Rock Stars to revise their times tables. 

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check- The children will be doing their Year 4 multiplication check in June 2023. To ensure that they are fully prepared, we will be regularly practising multiplication in class. To support this at home, you can access TTRockstars at www.ttrockstars.com 

Super Movers -  Children enjoy joining in with these catchy songs to learn their times tables. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4 

In Science, the children will explore the topics of Light and Electricity. First they will look at opaque, transparent and translucent materials, what light is, it's properties, shadows and how we see. Then we will move onto exploring our use of Electricity - what it is, how we use it in our day to day lives and using it safely. We will then look at circuits, conductors, insulators and create our own electrical circuit to power a simple device.

 During History/Geography the children will start the topic by exploring the meaning of the term ‘Civilization’ and identify the Ancient Egyptian period on a timeline and how this fits with prior learning. They will explore the pyramids, mummies, pharaohs and ancient artefacts. They will look at when it started and why it ended, the social hierarchy, the importance of the River Nile and hieroglyphics. They will have opportunities to express their understanding in a variety of ways.

In Art the children will explore the unique style of the Ancient Egyptians, creating art inspired by what they discover.

In DT the children will be looking at the Great Pyramids. Why are they such a robust design? How have they survived for so long? They will then try to design and create their own pyramid models before carrying out a final evaluation.

 In Music Class 2 children will develop their skills of the 5 strands of the Model Music Curriculum which are: performing, listening, composing, the history of music and the inter-related dimensions or elements of music.   This term will focus in particular on listening and appreciating different genres of music from around the world and from different periods in history.  The children will also be learning how to play the Ukulele!

In Computing the children will be learning the basics of typing and using word to manipulate text. They will also be looking at coding in order to create their own program. 

In PSHE children will learn about 'Going for Goals'. They will explore what a goal or target is and how to go about achieving them. 

At Boynton, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to our students and their families. We aim to create an open culture around the discussion of mental health and wellbeing and to empower our children be able to regulate their emotions. By implementing the Zones of Regulation curriculum we aim to teach our pupils to identify emotions in themselves and others and provide them with bank of strategies to help regulate their emotions and improve their wellbeing. 

Our PE units this term are Football and Cricket. Football this year will take place in our brand new MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and, as the weather improves towards Spring, we will move onto the field for Cricket. 

 In French the children will begin by developing their French vocabulary this term on the topics of 'On the move - travel and transport' and 'Going shopping'. Children will be learning words/phrases to be able to express themselves in these areas. 

During Religion and World Views the children will find out about 'People who inspire us'. They will investigate what a Saint is and learn about significant people of faith not only Christian but also significant individuals of other faiths. We will also look at Humanist beliefs and what impact a person's actions may have on the lives of others.

 
Keep checking our page as we upload our photos

 

Skateboarding Session 

Enjoying the new climbing frame

World Book Day 

Rainbow Fun Run!