Welcome to Class 2

Welcome to Class 2!
 
We are a class of Year 2 children.
Our class teacher is Mrs Adamson and our TA is Mrs Fenton,
who helps us every day.
 
Our Topics
 
 We love learning through topics and building on our learning across the curriculum.
 
Our topics this year are:
 
Sensational Safari
Childhood - Then and Now
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Great Explorers
Out and About
Commotion in the Ocean
 

KIRFs

To develop your child’s fluency and mental maths skills, we are introducing KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) throughout school. KIRFS are a way of helping your child to learn by heart, key facts and information which they need to have instant recall of.

KIRFs are designed to support the development of mental maths skills that underpin much of the maths work in our school. They are particularly useful when calculating, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. They contain number facts such as number bonds and times tables that need constant practise and rehearsal, so children can recall them quickly and accurately.

Instant recall of facts helps enormously with mental agility in maths lessons. When children move onto written calculations, knowing these key facts is very beneficial. For your child to become more efficient in recalling them easily, they need to be practised frequently and for short periods of time.

How can we access the KIRFs at home?

Each half term, children will focus on a Key Instant Recall Fact (KIRF) to practise and learn at home for the half term. Each child will receive a KIRFs Knowledge Organiser to take home, along with weekly homework to support their learning of their KIRF. The Knowledge Organisers will also be available on our school website, on your child’s class page.

 
 
 
APPLE Time
 
In Class 2 we enjoy APPLE Time!
 
A              
Purposeful
Practical   
Learning    
Experience
 
APPLE time is a transition from the play-based curriculum as experienced in Reception and Year 1 to the more independent learning as seen in Key Stage 2.
During APPLE time the children are doing practical and fun activities independently, based on the learning objective for that lesson.
This allows them to develop the resilience and confidence to become independent learners, while also allowing the teacher and TA to support and extend those children who are working on a main teaching activity.
The children love the opportunity to develop and extend their learning, while having fun. While the activities may be independent, the children are often given opportunities to work in pairs or as a team and therefore can develop the vital skills needed to successfully work with others.