Welcome to Sherwood Class!
Hello from Mrs Jones and Mrs Thompson!
We are really please to be working together with the children in Sherwood class this year.
We have spent lots of time together over the Summer, planning an exciting and challenging curriculum for the children. Please have a look at our curriculum newsletters to find out what we will be learning each half term.
Our expectations of the children are very high, both in terms of behaviour and attitude to learning. We will work together with you to ensure they get the most out of their time in class. We ask for you to continue to support your children at home - it is CRUCIAL to their success!
We are always available should you wish to talk about anything regarding your child's time at school. Just pop in at the end of the day for a chat.
My name is Mrs Osborne and I am part of the teaching team working in Sherwood class. I work closely alongside Mrs Jones and Mrs Thompson to deliver the curriculum to our children. I also work with small groups and individual children to create a curriculum that all of our children can access, enabling them to achieve their goals.
Key Stage SATs meeting
I am really excited about joining Sherwood class on a Monday and Tuesday in the summer term. I have spent some time getting to know the children and classroom routines and will make sure there is no negative impact from the change of teacher. I am looking forward to our next topic of 'Explorers'. I will also be working with groups on a Wednesday morning on booster sessions to support some pupils. If you have any questions please feel free to catch me on a Monday or Tuesday when i am in class.
Sherwood Class Newsletter Spring 1.doc
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Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter.doc
Microsoft Word document [2.8 MB]
The children will receive one piece of maths homework each week, the aim of which is to consolidate their learning. This will be set every Friday and is due in the following Thursday. It is an expectation that ALL children complete the homework by the due date.
The children will also receive spellings homework each week, which will also be sent home on Fridays. Mrs Jones will be teaching the children a new spelling rule each week, which the homework will relate to.
In addition to this, the children will occassionally be set project homework that will support their learning in another subject. Maths homework will not be set on these weeks.
Homework is set in books and it is an expectation that children take care of these books and present their work, in pencil, in the same manner as they would any other work books at school. Please look back over homework once it has been marked and help your children to make the corrections.
If you need any support with homework tasks, please come and see us at the end of the day.
What We're Up To...
Sherwood Forest - Monday 23rd January 2017
We all had a wonderful time on our trip to 'Sherwood Forest' where we learnt lots of interesting facts about Robin Hood. The children loved looking at the clothes and the objects, especially the sword and the arrows in the quiver. Noah and Ellie took part in some role-play, while our guide for the day told us some interesting stories about living in the forest. We saw the Major Oak and investigated how many children we could fit inside a hollow tree.
Finally, we made our own animal homes for a range of forest creatures. We used materials we could find, such as twigs, leaves, logs .... Please see a selection of photographs below.
The children performed brilliantly in our Christmas production. They remembered their lines well and sang beautifully. Some children even had to step into main roles at the last minute - we appreciate their bravery!
Merry Christmas to you all. Have a restful holiday.
Christmas Play "Mend the Manger" - 15/16th December
Diwali Craft Morning - Wednesday 9th November
We had a go at designing different rangoli patterns using all different equipment.
The children had a go at creating colourful, symmetrical patterns and we think the results were fab! Take a look:
In ICT this term we have been learning how to use the Bee-Bots. In groups, we have designed our own Bee-Bot world. This week (Tuesday 11th October) we have been trying to design an algorithm to pick up the most cubes, with a set number of moves, starting from the Bee-Bots home. Take a look...
This half term our first topic of Year 2 has been 'Funnybones'. In science we have looked at different parts of the body and also labelled the parts of our skeleton. We have discussed ways to stay healthy, for example exercising, getting plenty of rest, keeping clean, drinking lots of water and eating a balanced diet.
For our homework project the children designed their favourite meal. The end products were amazing. Take a look at some of Sherwood classes favourite meals.
Linked with our topic 'Funnybones', we have completed a short Geography topic called 'In a Dark, Dark, Town...'
The children have looked at the purpose and importance of different buildings, including what makes their own home special.
We went for a short walk around Kimberley on Friday 14th October to look at different buildings in the local area. The children were brilliant at spotting different types of houses. Why don't you test them on your walk to school one morning!