Welcome to DP2 - Gold Class
Mrs Stringer is the Class Teacher and DP Manager. The Teaching Assistants are Mrs Sinnett, Miss Devine and Miss Wailes. Mrs Stuart teaches in Gold Class on Wednesday mornings and Mr Donnelly teaches the children PE on Wednesday afternoons. Miss Bandy helps us at dinnertimes.
What are we doing this term?
Our class topic for this half term is called "is India Hot?". We will be reading and writing non fiction and fiction texts about living in India and what India is like as a country. We will also being working on developing our geographical skills.
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Our science topic for the full term is forces and magnets. We will be looking at different forces including floating and sinking, gravity, air resistance but we will really focus on magnets and the force they exert.
In maths this half term we will be carrying on working on looking at money, identifying the coins, adding and subtracting money and looking at "change". We will then be moving onto telling the time.
We will be trying to keep our lessons very practical as this helps the key concepts and ideas really sink in.
On Wednesdays, Mrs Stuart will be starting a new topic in her maths lessons. The group will be working on data handling, looking at tally charts, pictograms and bar charts.
This half term our CLASP topic continues to be swimming. We will be going to Dallam Hub every Thursday afternoon for 8 weeks to develop our swimming skills. Please send your child into school every Thursday with a towel, swimming trunks/swimming costume (no bikinis) and a brush/comb. We are asking for a contribution of £10 towards the cost of the lessons.
Linking to our class topic of India, in our R.E. lessons we will be looking at the religion Hinduism. It is the largest religion in India. We will learning about the artefacts and customs linked to the religion.
This half terms Jigsaw topic is called Changing Me . Each week we will be looking at how we change as we grow up - both on the inside and the out.
This is the breakdown of the topic.
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Days to remember
Wednesday - PE
Thursday - swimming
Friday - spelling test
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - change reading books.
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