Team 2 2021 - 2022





Welcome to Team 2!


Here at Horn's Mill, all our curriculum learning is based on books! Over the next half term our literacy focus will be called 'Troll Swap' by Leigh Hodgkinson. In keeping up with our literacy theme we will be completing lots of lovely learning taking place both inside and outside the classroom all about trolls. Some of the lessons planned will involve exploring where the trolls might live around our school in Geography, seeing whether our Robot can find the trolls house in Computing and lots of other exciting learning opportunities. We will have a jam packed half term!
During our Science lessons we will be looking at sound. We will be experimenting with musical instruments how to make louder and quieter sounds, how sound travels and how sound is made.
Art and Design Technology sessions will take place on a Tuesday morning. These sessions will be delivered by Mrs Caroe who has been very busy planning lots of fun and creative activities. 
Over the half-term, we will explore Diwali, the festival of light during our RE session and how we celebrate it. In PE, we will be developing our co-ordination skills.

Daily Routines

8:30 Doors open for morning challenges
8.55 Register
9:00 Ready Steady Read
9:50 Snack break (healthy snacks only please :) )
10:00 English
11.05 Morning break
11:20 Maths

12:20 Lunchtime
13:05 Register and Happy Breathing
13:05 Handwriting

13:30 Afternoon learning (Topic, Art, Music, DT and Science)
15.00 Home time

Please Note: PE will usually take place on Wednesdays. However, we would really appreciate if PE kits could be in school at all times to give us as much opportunity as possible to get outside. 

What can we do at home?

One of the best things you can do at home to help your child's learning is to read. We expect children in Team 2 to be reading for 10 minutes 5 times per week. Studies show that it is also AMAZING for their vocabulary, expression and imagination to hear adults or older siblings reading aloud too- so why not make it a family thing? 

We would like to see reading records every week and will give children the opportunity to change their books twice weekly. They will take home a book band book as well as a book from the class library.

You will also find a link to our home learning sheet for the half term below. The document will provide you with some maths to practice, phonics activities and some ideas to enhance our curriculum topics. Please also take look at our calculation leaflet which shows the strategies that will be taught to your child this year.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, queries or celebrations!

Thank you for your support!

Miss McMuldroch and Mrs Fletcher