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Welcome back to Class 2.

It is hard to believe that we are already beginning the second half term of the year.

Our topic this term is ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers.’

Children will be finding out about many different animals and their habitats starting with pets. As part of PSHE and science we will look at what you need to do in order to look after a pet and children will be able to share their own experiences of caring for pets. We will explore animal habitats, look at the way the bodies of animals, and humans, work learning some basic anatomy.

We will begin the term by creating displays of artwork. The children will be sketching pets and looking at the patterns of animal skins, replicating these in pastels. Later in the term we hope to create sculptures of animals.

In Literacy we will continue with the Read Write Inc programme but will also look at some fables and create fact sheets about caring for pets.

In Geography we will look at places in the world that different animals live and the reasons for this.

Mr McPhail will continue to deliver a PE session each week focusing on Multi Skills the other PE lesson will be Gymnastics. PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Thank you for ensuring your child has their PE kit and a water bottle in school.

There will be an emphasis on Phonics and reading this term so please help your child by listening to them read this can be used alongside the ‘Active Learn’ site, (please ask if you need details of this).

Our visit to Cannon Hall Farm is on the 6th of December and I am sure there will be a special person waiting there to meet the children.

Our Animal Rescue centre may well find it is home to some special animals later this term…….

Thank you for your support