Cherry Class - Year 2 & Year 3 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Cherry Class
Please keep upto date with us in Cherry Class by following our class Twitter page @WFPCherry https://twitter.com/WFPCherry
We are really lucky to have different people that help us in Cherry Class.
Here are our key adults:
- Mrs Crook – Class Teacher on Monday-Thursday
- Ms Powell- Class Teacher on Friday
- Miss McGreal - Teaching Assistant
- Mrs Jones- Teaching Assistant
What are we reading in Cherry Class?
We will be enjoying two texts this half term as part of our ‘Pathways’ lessons. Pathways to Write will be Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister and we will be working on conjunctions, commas in lists, adverbs and beginning to use inverted commas for speech on our story writing.. Our Pathways to Read text is Ice Palace by Robert Swindells with a focus on making inferences and understanding the choice of language used by the author.
We will follow ‘Maths No Problem’ and continue to become super mathematicians, with a focus on addition/subtraction and multiplication/division.
Year 3 and 4 will be learning all about sound this half term. We will be looking at how sound is made, how it travels and completing investigations where we will be finding patterns between pitch of a sound and the strength of vibrations that it can produce.
The wider curriculum
This half term in Geography we will be looking at each different continent and learning about features of some of the countries that are within them. We will be celebrating our differences and uniqueness in Jigsaw (PSHE) and covering topic issue in British Values weekly. In outdoor PE we will be learning invasion games skills and applying them to handball and indoor PE will be a gymnastics focus on moving in different pathways. In DT we will be looking at where in the world our food comes from and preparing some healthy snacks. In RE we will be trying to answer the question ‘Why is the Prophet Muhammad an example for Muslims?’. In computing we will be improving our keyboard skills by playing games where we will be trying to improve our typing speed.
PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please come to school dressed in full PE kit on these days.
At Westfield, we expect all children to complete five reading sessions a week. These should be recorded in each child’s individual reading diary. Pupils' diaries are checked every morning by an adult from Cherry Class. The children are split into different Read Write Inc. groups whilst in school and will have a different book focus for that week which can be accessed from home via Oxford Owl as well as sent home in their book bags each week. Their planners and books need to go home every night and come back into school every morning. We encourage all of our children to read five times per week. We also have a library where chidlren are encouraged to take home a library book that interests them, to share with an adult at home. this is a 'reading for pleasure' book.
Each Friday, we will complete a spelling test on the words taught that week. Children will be taught these spellings during the week, with a focus on applying the rule that is being taught. Children are then expected to practise their spellings further at home using Spelling Shed, a new assignment will be posted on a Friday, along with a practise 'Look, Cover, Write' sheet.
Online Learning Resources
Our children have access to a range of online resources to aid their learning. Here are the links to some useful websites that children can use whilst not in school, their usernames and passwords can be found in their School Planner. All children are familiar with how to use these.