Class 2 at Friezland Primary
Class 2 is a class of 28 children across Years 1 and 2. The class teacher is Mrs Wilson helped by Mrs Smithies. The children spend two years in this KS1 class before moving up to KS2.
We have a creative curriculum that is based on a half termly theme:
Autumn 1 - Why Can't Meerkats Live at the South Pole?
Autumn 2 - Why and How Did the Great Fire of London Start?
Spring 1 - Where Would You Prefer to Live: England or China?
Spring 2 - What Do We Know About Victorians and the Way They Travelled?
Summer - 1 Are iPads More Fun Than Your Grandparent's Toys?
Summer - 2 Why Do We Love to Be Beside the Seaside?
The children receive weekly home learning tasks. Spellings are based on the daily phonics sessions and are given on a Friday, to be tested the following Friday. They will be given a Maths activity to be completed on Mathletics based on what we have been learning in class. Year Two will sometimes receive an additional Maths or English activity to consolidate topics that have been covered during the week. This will also be given on Friday and collected in on Thursday. In class, pupils will participate in individual reading or guided reading sessions each week and will take home two reading books to refine their reading skills by reading to an adult.
Every day we have FRED time (Friezland Reading Every Day) where the children are encouraged to read for pleasure. They can read a book of their choice. We also love our story time at the end of the day!
We have a class bear called Mr Rainbow Sprinkles. Each Friday, he will go home with a child who has worked extra hard and been kind and helpful throughout the week. On a Monday, he comes back to school with his diary, and shares the adventures he has had over the weekend.
Children can earn reward stickers for good behaviour or fantastic work to go on their sticker charts. Once the chart is full they are presented with a certificate and badge in Fridays special assembly. Every week a child from the class will be chosen to receive the Friezland Expectation reward. One table is awarded a trophy each week within the class and this entitles them to certain privileges.
Our classroom is a happy environment where the children feel safe and confident to experience new things and feel part of the Friezland family.
The Magical Toy Workshop
This half term we enjoyed a special visit from the Freshwater Theatre Company. Alison, the Museum Curator showed us around the various rooms in her toy museum.
We looked at lots of different toys -teddy bears, dolls and moving toys. Some were very old and others were modern like the ones we have at home today. We talked about the different materials that they were made from and how the toys moved.
Next we became toy detectives and had to work out if the toys Alison showed us were old or new and explain how we knew.
Finally, we became inventors and had to invent our own new toys and show them to the rest of the class.
We had a fantastic morning and it was interesting to see how toys have changed over the last 150 years.