“Hand in hand with God,we live love and learn together.”
“By God’s grace, we learn to loveand love to learn.”
This half term we are reading the book 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon. Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. This is a simple, bittersweet story telling a familiar tale of a child separated from her parents who struggles to cope in an unfamiliar world. It deals with themes of hope, kindness and loneliness and being an outsider.
Class 2's writing comes from using a range of high quality texts which we use to generate variety of genres of writing. Our work includes a focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as imaginative use of vocabulary. We are learning to write longer pieces of writing and use some different adjectives and interesting adverbs to make our writing more interesting. Over the course of the year we will be looking at different sentence types - statements, exclamations, commands and questions. The children will learn to use the appropriate punctuation to go with these as well as the correct use of capital letters. They also learn to use a cursive writing style and this is taught in discreet handwriting lessons as well as through all our subjects.
We use a variety of reading schemes to foster our love and enjoyment of reading. Children have their own reading books that they can change themselves on a regular basis in class and a reading record for parents and staff to record when they have read. We recommend reading at home as regularly as possible, every day for 20 minutes if possible, with lots of discussion about the book and questions about what has happened, predicting what could happen next, why the author has used certain words and what did you enjoy about the book. Children will also have a guided reading session with the teacher across the week when there will be a specific focus on a book that they read as a group.