‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Elm Class 2021 - 2022




Class teacher - Miss L Daniels (ldaniels@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Learning Support Assistants - Miss V Barlow and Mrs H Goricha


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This term, we are explorers … going on a safari to Africa!


Welcome back Year 2! We are very excited for the new term and really look forward to exploring our new topic.

This term we are explorers….going on a safari to Africa. We will be learning all about Africa including the wild animals and their habitats such as rainforests and deserts and thinking about the African culture.

In English we will be reading the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, this links really well to our topic as we will be thinking about the wild animals and their adventure in the story.

We will also be doing lots of Geography work this term learning about different places in Africa and looking at how they compare to our country.  

In Maths, we will be continuing our work on addition and subtraction and then moving onto multiplication and division.

We have so much exciting learning going to be taking place this term. Keep a look out on Twitter as we explore Amazing Africa.


Importance of Reading:

Reading plays a fundamental part in all areas of the Elm curriculum. Over the year, we will immerse ourselves in high quality texts which will help to drive our learning. In class we have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books which we are able to use not only within our Guided Reading sessions, but also when appropriate in our curriculum lessons to support our learning. Each term we have a spotlight author who has been chosen for their high-quality texts. Over the course of the term, we will have to opportunity to listen to, read and learn more about these fantastic authors. Having this literacy-rich environment will encourage a positive culture of reading within our class and promote the children's enjoyment of reading. 


⭐ Elm's Notices: ⭐

⚽️ P.E: Every Monday and Tuesday. On these days, please send your child into school ready dressed in their sports kit. They will remain in this kit the whole day. Thank you.

📚 Reading: Children will be given two books to read every week. Reading books will be collected in every Friday and new ones will be issued. Please read with your child a minimum of 5 times a week and sign in the reading record. 
Pure Sounds Video: 
Children who have not read at home will do so at playtime. We balance the right to play with the right to learn to read and keep up with their peers.

🏠 Homework: Homework will be set from Friday 14th January. Homework will be uploaded for each student via School Spider. We have provided a document you can download below with instructions on how to use School Spider. Thank you. 
Any questions, concerns or good news/photos, please do not hesitate to contact me on the email address listed above. Thank you!
If your child is absent from school due to COVID-19 and requires remote learning, please download and read the PDF document listed below.








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