Cherry Class - Year 2 & Year 3 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Cherry Class
Please keep up to 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 who help us in Cherry Class.
Here are our key adults:
- Miss Westhorpe - Maternity Cover Teacher
- Mrs Crook – Class Teacher on Monday-Thursday
- Miss McGreal - Teaching Assistant
- Mrs Davis - PPA Cover Teacher
What are we reading in Cherry Class?
In our Pathways to Write lesson, we are reading 'Troll Swap' by Leigh Hodgkinson. In this book, we are going to be learning about how to use adjectives to describe the characters. At the end of our story, we are going to write our own story based upon the model text of 'Troll Swap'.
In Pathways to Read we are reading 'Troll' by Julia Donalds. We will be focusing on retrieving information from a text. We complete weekly reading comprehension tasks and clarify vocabulary. Do you know the story of 'Troll' by Julia Donaldson?
We will follow ‘Maths No Problem’ and continue to become super mathematicians, with a focus on numbers.
Year 3 and 4 will be investigating different habitats and understanding how animals can adapt to different environments. The children will be researching their local habitat and will be able to classify animals and plants.
This half term in History we will be looking at how schools have changed over the past, with a special visitor! We will be understanding how our bodies change in Jigsaw (PSHE) and covering topic issues in British Values weekly. In outdoor PE we will be learning how to play basketball and in indoor PE we will be learning fundamental skills like dodging. In Art, we will be understanding tones and lines and how we can apply this in our sketchbooks. In RE we will be answering the question 'Does how we treat the world matter? In computing, we will be learning about different technologies and how we can safely use them.
PE is on Monday and Wednesday. 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 separate book focus for that week which can be accessed from home via Oxford Owl and sent home in their book bags each week. Their planners and books need to go home every night and come back to school every morning. We encourage all of our children to read five times per week. We also have a library where children 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 Monday, children are given spellings to practice which will be taught at school. Children are expected to learn these at home also. 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.
Cherry Class - Year 2 & Year 3: News items
Cherry Class - Year 2 & Year 3: Gallery items
Year 3 Football Tournament 3rd October 2023, by Mrs Shepherd