Welcome to JC2
We are a class of 25 Y1 and Y2 children taught by Mrs Loram and our teaching assistant is Mrs Handy. We are all looking forward to an exciting year! Our first topic is 'Journeys' and we have already started to think about our journeys to school, what we can see and features of aerial view photos.
We have been talking about what we can see on our journey to school in the mornings and how the view through the car window is different to an aerial view. We have also been learning about compass points and here we are telling the Bee-bots where to go on the grids using the language North, South, East and West.
We went on a journey around the school grounds and to The Rec to see if we could spot a list of trees. We have been learning about deciduous and evergreen trees. How many do you think we spotted?
We have been on many journeys in our dance lessons too. So far we have been into space to the moon and on a pirate ship, where we visited an island to dig up some buried treasure!
Our new topic this term is Castles, Kings and Queens. We will be learning about different parts of castles and what they were used for, locations of castles using maps, making a timeline of famous queens, looking at different materials and hopefully visiting a castle. A busy term ahead!
We were visited today by a professional musician, Mr Fitton-Perkins, who is going to teach us how to play the violin for the next ten weeks. Today we learnt about crotchets, minims, treble clefs, how many notes there are and how to pluck the D string on the violins. We had a great time and we are looking forward to the next nine weeks!
We are now on our third week of learning to play our violins and the children have been amazing. Mr Fitton-Perkins has been extremely impressed with their attitude, listening and concentration skills and says that we are the best school he has visited for a long time! Sooner than expected he has said that the children are ready to start playing with bows. So well done JC2, keep it up!
Just a quick reminder about the homework system in JC2 this year. Homework is issued on Thursday and returned on the following Wednesday. However, if you wish to return it before Wednesday then that is absolutely fine. The Y2 children will receive Maths and English homework every week and the Y1 children will receive either Maths or English on alternate weeks. All children are expected to read every night and learn spellings, issued on Monday for a test on Friday. Happy homeworking!!
Show and Tell will be every Friday afternoon and each group will take it in turns. Your child will be able to tell you when it is their turn for a certain week. Show and Tell is designed for the children to practise their speaking and listening skills, whilst at the same time boosting their confidence to be able to talk in front of a group of familiar faces. The children do not have to show something every time, it may just be that they have something exciting or interesting that they want to share with the class.