Holbeach St Marks Primary School

Barbados

Welcome to Barbados Class!
We are an amazing Year 2 and 3 class. Our teacher is Mrs Thompson.

PE and PSHE

Our P.E. is on a Thursday and a Friday, so please make sure that your child comes into school wearing their blue school hoodie and PE kit, which is suitable for outdoors (including appropriate footwear). Long hair must be tied back and all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed.

The PSHE theme for this term is Being Me. We will get to know Jigsaw Jaz who will be helping us to find out all about ourselves.

Reading

reading

Reading is extremely important so please listen to your child read as often as you can! Children on RWI will bring 2 RWI books home. The paper book will be the storybook they are reading in their RWI sessions. The second book is a story that is linked to one of the books they have read in their RWI sessions. These books will be changed every 3 or 5 days depending on their RWI group. It is really important for children to re-read stories. Not only does this help with their fluency but also enables them to develop a stronger understanding of the story.

Children that have finished the RWI scheme will bring home two books, an ability book and a challenge book. All children will have a ‘love to read’ book.

Each time they read their books, please write in their reading records to say they have read at home. Children do not have to read both books in one night – just let me know which page they have read up to and the books will be sent home again.

Each time your child brings in their signed reading record they will receive a raffle ticket for our class raffle and will be in with a chance of receiving a prize at the end of the term. Children that read 3 times or more each week will also get extra play time on a Friday afternoon.

Phonics

We use the RWI phonics scheme. Please follow the link to see more information and some key terminology.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Homework

Homework is sent out every Friday and is due back in school on the following Wednesday.

Reading: Every week, children are expected to complete a piece of Reading homework, which can be selected from a variety of options from their Responding to Reading sheet.

Maths: Children will receive weekly Maths homework that will enable them to build up their fluency and recall of number and multiplication.

Topic and Learning Focus

Summer Term Topics 

Geography – Rivers

By the end of this topic, children will have a better understanding of rivers, be able to identify features and know how they are formed. Children will also use an atlas to identify the coordinates of significant rivers, and look at the landscape around these, learning new vocabulary to help describe them.

History – Ancient Egypt

This term we will be finding out about the Ancient Egypt.  We will look at significant events within this time and place them in order, discussing chronology.  We will find out how timelines can be split into BC and AD and what these letters mean. We will look at the significant achievements of this early civilisation.

Computing

Audio Production – We will be learning how to identify input device (microphones) and output devices (speaker or headphones). We will learn how to record and work with sound digitally.

Science

Plants

We will be learning key skills and knowledge of plants. We will be planting and discovering what a plant needs to grow well. We will explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

Music – Reflect, Rewind and Replay

PE- Striking and Fielding/ Gymnastic

Finally, if you should need to contact us please do so on barbados@griffinfederation.co.uk or by making an appointment at the school office

. We will endeavour to get back to your enquires as soon as possible and help in any way possible. In addition, please keep checking the school’s website and Facebook page as often updates are posted there.