Mrs Tinsley is our class teacher. She has a pet tortoise called Martha, a Ragdoll cat called Winnie and a British Shorthair kitten called Penelope or Pea for short. She is a massive Manchester United fan and has a very large collection of Disney films! She likes to go shopping with her family and eating out with close friends. Mrs Tinsley is fun, caring, bubbly and kind, and encourages us to try our best and dream big!
We are a year 2 class! We have very positive attitudes towards learning and embrace new learning experiences and challenges! We never give up even when something can seem tricky, you will often hear us saying "we can't do it YET" or "just keep trying". We are very hardworking, and understand mistakes are part of learning. We work collaboratively when working in groups or with a partner; we love to share our learning, ideas and experiences with each other. Mrs Tinsley likes our lessons to be fun, enjoyable and interactive; she encourages us to immerse ourselves in our learning. She has high expectations for us and wants us to achieve the best whilst being the best versions of ourselves we can be! We are kind, caring and thoughtful friends, looking out for one another and comforting each other if we are feeling sad or hurt.
Important information about Orangutans
PE Days: Wednesday and Thursday (Children should come to school in their PE and remove ear-rings. (If this is not possible, please cover with a plaster or tape).
Homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday. Children who return their homework on time will receive a stamp on their stamp sheet and a mark on the class homework chart.
Reading Books: Your child's reading book will be changed once a week. Our class reading chart will be displayed on our classroom window and filled in when your child reaches one of the milestones in their reading diary.
Please also access your child's reading books on Bug Club. A new book will be allocated every Monday.
This half term our topic is Where the wild things are.
In Geography, we will be learning about the points on a compass and looking at maps. We will be devising a map with a key using symbols
and labelling human and physical features on aerial photographs.
During Art and Design lessons our learning will be focussed upon printmaking and painting, and the artist Caroline Bell. We will be learning
about colour focussing upon primary and secondary colours and colour mixing to create a colour wheel, and shades, tints and tones. For
our end of unit artwork we will be creating our own Caroline Bell inspired prints using natural resources, primary and secondary colours and
In RE our learning will focus around the topic of Believing linking to the Jewish faith. We will be learning about Shabbat, discussing how
it is celebrated and the reason why Jewish people celebrate it.
During Computing lessons, we will be learning presentation skills using GOOGLE slides.
In Music, our learning will be focussed on the topic of "Friendship Song". We will focus on pulse, rhythm and pitch, and singing and playing
This half term our focussed texts are Where the wild things are and The Bad Tempered Ladybird.
When reading Where the wild things are , we will be using the story to plan and write our own letters to the wild things asking them to
take us on an adventure .
When reading The Bad Tempered Ladybird , we will be using the story to plan and write WANTED posters to capture the bad tempered
During grammar lessons we will recap our learning on different sentence types and conjunctions. We will be encouraged to apply them in our
end of unit pieces of writing as well as spelling rules we have learnt in phonics to spell common exception words and unfamiliar words. We
will also begin to apply what we have learnt in handwriting to join our writing within our extended pieces of writing.
Our Maths Lessons this half term will focus on geometry (shape, position and pattern), multiplication and division and addition and subtraction.
We will also be participating in problem solving and reasoning lessons based on the concepts learnt throughout the week.
Our Science focus for this half term is Living things and habitats. We will explore and compare the differences between things that are
living, dead and things that have never lived. We will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how
different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. We will identify and name a variety of plants and
animals in their habitats, including microhabitats, and describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals using simple
We will apply what we have learnt to design a suitable habitat for a chosen animal and identify by drawing and labelling simple food chains.
Our Jigsaw theme this half term is Relationships.
During British Values lessons we will be thinking about Individual Liberty.
Access more opportunities to learn, by visiting the websites below:
CBeebies Bedtime stories : https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/JohnTRice (remember to login in using your assigned username and password)