Giraffe – Years 2 & 3 Miss Dale and Mrs Leivers
‘Only my best is good enough’
Welcome to Giraffe Class!
Giraffe class is a mixed Year 2 and Year 3 class. We are very active learners and always try our best. Our Class teacher is Miss Dale and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Leivers, both are with us everyday.
In English we use The Literacy Shed to help us to know what excellent compositions look like. We always share ideas as a class and strive to improve our work to make it the best we can! We are passionate readers and we love to explore all different styles of writing and texts. Currently our class book is The Invisible Dog and we can't wait to find out what happens!
In Maths we use practical apparatus and pictures to make our learning fun and easier to understand. Each lesson starts with a recap of what we have looked at the day before to help us retain all of the learning we have been doing. We aim to do active maths at least once a week which we LOVE! We are very eager to learn our times tables and aim to go on Times Table Rockstars whenever we can.
Our science topics change each half term. In Science this term, Year 3 children are learning all about Rocks and in Year 2 we are learning all about Plants. We do lots of practical activities in Science and experiments are definitely our favourite part!
We do Art for half a term and then Design Technology for half a term. This term in DT we are learning about structures and how to make our very own castle! We will be learning all about how to design, create and evaluate our castles. We are so excited to learn a new skill of making nets!
Our PE day is Friday and we come to school in our PE kits. We use Real PE and this means that we understand what our next challenges are and this helps us to improve.
Each term we do History and Geography. Our school trips are often linked to these topic as this helps us to understand how our learning is linked to the real world. In History, our topic question is 'Why did the Romans invade Britain?' We are so excited to create Roman shields and learn all about battles!
Year 3 also do Fantastic French Fridays and have been learning the names of objects, colours and numbers as well as how to have short conversations.
We do RE and PSHCE each week and there is topic for each half term. This term in PSHCE we are learning about 'Being Me'.
In RE we explore lots of different religions and how these compare to each other. We also look at important religious stories and why these are important to different groups. We act out stories form different religions and work out what the messages might be - we have found loads of similarities!
The Year 3 children in Giraffe class are lucky enough to have Trumpet, cornet or trombone lessons each week on Thursdays!
Year 2 music is also done on Thursdays and we use Charanga to discuss the different styles of music and use instruments to play along.
Dojo Rewards for Giraffe Class
As part of an update for the dojo reward system, the children can now redeem (spend) their dojos on treats.
This will start after half term. Giraffe class have selected the following treats (these will be in place until the children decide that they need changing - I will ask them each half term). The children have decided on the 'cost' of each treat based on how many dojos we typically get in a week and how 'precious' the prize is!! These costs may be different from other classes as it was the children's choice!
If your child choices a treat then you will be informed by text so you know that it is true!!
Have dinner with the teacher in class
Sit on the stage at lunch
Bring in a toy/teddy
Wear pyjamas for the day