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 'Dragon Machine.' Throughout the unit, we are working towards expanding our vocabulary and using conjunctions to join sentences together. Our theme over the next half term is 'Let's get growing,' so we will be unpicking the different sources plants need in order to survive. In maths, we will be exploring fractions. Mainly, we will be focusing on finding a 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 and 2/4. 
During our Science lessons we will be looking at plants. We will be planting our own seeds to watch them grow and we will be exploring the different energy sources plants need in order to survive. 
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 the Christian faith and why did Jesus teach people through stories during our RE session. In PE, we will be developing our dodging skills, this half term our PE day will be on Thursday. 

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 Thursdays. 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. As the weather gets warmer, we will be outside for most of our PE sessions, if your child has a summer hat, please bring it into school.

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
Please note that our home learning files are currently bein reformatted and will be added soon.