Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

Hazel (Year 2/3)

 

Class teacher: Mr Davies

Teaching assistant: Mrs Lawson (who will also teach the class on a Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon with Miss Mason as TA).

 

Our Spring topic is a journey back in time. The main focus of this will be The Great Fire of London 1666 and we will then look at the voyage and sinking of Titanic in 1912. I have attached a copy of our topic plan and curriculum drivers so you can see what your child will be learning about in each curriculum area.

 

For more information on what we're covering in each curriculum area, view our Topic Web and knowledge organisers here:

 

journey through time topic plan 2024.pdf

 

 

knowledge organiser tgfol.pdf

 

 

 

Reading/Phonics

Phonics lessons happens for 30 minutes three times a week whilst Guided Reading takes place on the other two days). Children read books linked to their Sounds Write phonics and have a new book sent home every two weeks along with a book from our PM scheme that is aimed at a child's individual reading level. PM books will be changed every week and reading levels assessed once a term. 

 

It is also important that you hear your child read at least three times a week and comment in their Reading Records. As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When you help your child learn to read, you are opening the door to a world of books and learning. Reading aloud to children is the best way to get them interested in reading. Before long they will grow to love stories and books. Eventually they will want to read on their own. With the help of parents, children can learn how to read and can practise reading until they can read for their own enjoyment. Then they will have a whole world of information and knowledge at their fingertips!

 

On top of this, we do Guided Reading twice a week. This is where we read a class story together, discussing events, characters and introduce new vocabulary. 

 

P.E

This term we will be P.E on a Thursday and Friday. Children should bring their P.E kits in at the start of term and keep them in school on their peg. 

 

Homework

Homework challenges are now sent home termly rather than weekly. This will contain a mix of English, Maths & creative tasks. Children are expected to complete at least one (or as many) of the tasks each term. All work will be celebrated at end-of-term showcases! 

 

  

If you need to speak to me at any point about any aspect of your child's school life then please don't hesitate to ask for an appointment, call the school or email me at hazel@bellefield.wilts.sch.uk

 

We had the most amazing time on our S.S. Great Britain trip! 

 

 World Book Day 2022 

 

Look at our amazing sock puppets...              Great stitching everyone!