Welcome to Junior 2!
Junior 2 is a mixed year 5/6 class and their teacher is Mr Tyler.
Home Learning Pack 1
I would like to start off by saying how well the children have returned to school and how well they have settled into their new year group, and for some of them their new class. It has been great to finally have the new class together.
This half term in Junior 2, our topic will be on Earth and Space. This will mainly be a science based topic, including looking at early views of our solar system, how we get day and night, the phases of the Moon, dwarf planets and the ‘Space Race’.
In English, we have started by looking at the book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers, just like all of the other classes in school. We will then move on to look at some of Rudyard Kipling’s work including The Jungle Book and the Just So Stories, followed by some non-fiction work looking at U.F.O.s. In maths, we will be focussing on number, looking at place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Junior 2 will have PE on Mondays this half term when we will be doing Mindfulness and Yoga, starting this Monday (14th September). On Mondays, rather than bringing a PE kit in school, the children need to come to school wearing their PE kit. The whole school are also able to come to school dressed this way on a Wednesday (although we don’t actually have PE that day). On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the children need to wear their normal school uniform, with dark trainers.
As you already know, Junior 2 are swimming on Tuesdays all term, starting this Tuesday 15th September with the last session on Tuesday 8th December. Please ensure your child has their swimwear and towel each week. Boys require tight fitting trunks or shorts with no pockets and which are no longer than mid-thigh length. Girls require a snug-fitting one-piece swimsuit. There is further guidance in the ‘School Swimming’ section under the ‘Parents’ tab on the school website. We have been asked for the children to arrive at the swimming pool wearing their swimming trunks or costumes under their clothes to speed up the changing time. We will be providing the girls with time to change in school before we leave. However, we are asking for the boys to come to school in the morning, wearing their trunks under their school uniform (please remember to pack underwear, with their towel, to change into afterwards). If you are wanting your child to wear goggles, you need to have sent in a new goggles form. If you have not sent in a new goggles form, either just before the summer holidays or this September, then your child will not be able to wear googles (the goggles form is available on the school website).
Your child will be given a planner this week which should be brought to school each morning and taken home each night along with their reading book. Inside the planner, there should be your child’s values card, reading pages and homework and reminder pages. Homework will usually be given through Bug Club and Mathletics (this will start from next week). Mathletics will be set before each weekend to be completed by the following Wednesday. Bug Club reading comprehension homework will also be set on a regular basis where the children will be set a book and be given a deadline for when it needs to be completed by. Please support and encourage your child to complete this homework to the best of their ability and to a high standard. There is also an expectation that children read at home each week both independently and to an adult, with the minimum requirement recorded in your child’s planner. To show the reading has been completed, please tick the relevant boxes and sign your child’s reading pages for Friday each week. The children will also have weekly spellings to learn and they will be tested on these in school, on a Monday this half term (their first spellings will be given out on Monday 14th September).
If you have any questions or would like to speak to me, please contact the school office if it is of an urgent nature. If it is not urgent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org which I will be checking weekly.
Mr J. Tyler
New Knowledge Organisers
Notts Summer Staycation
Summer 2 Week 8 (Week Beginning 20/7/20)
Work Completed At Home
Summer 2 Week 7 (Week Beginning 13/7/20)
Summer 2 Week 6 (Week Beginning 6/7/20)
Poetry Recital - I Am A Writer
Summer 2 Week 5 (Week Beginning 29/6/20)
Summer 2 Week 4 (Week Beginning 22/6/20)
Summer 2 Week 3 (Week Beginning 15/6/20)
Summer 2 Week 2 (Week Beginning 8/6/20)
A Mountain Presentation!
Summer 2 Week 1 (Week beginning 1/6/20)
Week 7 (Week Beginning 18th May) Work
Week 6 (Week beginning 11th May) Work
Week 5 (Week beginning 4th May) Work
Indoor Driving Range
Week 4 (Week beginning 27/4/20) Work
Week 3 (Week beginning 20th April) Work
Garden Assault Course Challenge
Cycling Maths Challenge!
Riley and Laci-Mai plank challenge
Computing- Earth from Space
Thursday 19th December: Rushcliffe Y5/6 Indoor Athletics Final
Tuesday 12th November: Rushcliffe Y5/6 Indoor Athletics Small Schools' Heat - 1st Place!
Thursday 19th September: Flintham 3 Gunthorpe 3
A massive well done to our boys' football team who played magnificently in our first match of the year, away at Flintham Primary School. The boys worked so hard as a team and were very unlucky not to win, with Flintham scoring with the last kick of the game.