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Mrs Pearce

Class Teacher

Mrs Pearce teaches Curlew Class, which comprises of 23 Year 2 children.
Mrs Malone is Curlews' fabulous teaching assistant.
Have a look at our "Meet the Teacher!" presentation to gain information about Curlew staff and our school day.

Homework in Year 2
At Mabe School, we feel that homework is an important part of each child's learning process. In Year 2, we ask that you support your children with the following activities and please don’t hesitate to come and see us if you need more clarification:

Please listen to your child read as frequently as possible. I cannot stress the importance of reading at home enough. We teach the skills at school and whilst we listen to the children read during guided reading sessions, within RWI lessons and on an individual basis where possible, we need your support at home. Daily is naturally ideal, but three times each week is essential. Remember that each daily read counts towards a karate band. Please talk to your child about the storyline, the meaning of words and ask them what might happen next. Book discussions are crucial and remember that literally decoding the words is only part of the reading process. 

"Talk for Writing"

Help your child to explore and learn the English model texts. At Mabe School, we follow the "Talk for Writing" process, where pupils learn a text by heart (listen and imitate), then insert their own ideas into this framework (innovate) and finally imaginatively move away from the original (invent). Letters are sent home with the text attached and details about its features at the beginning of each unit. The vast majority of our texts are topic-linked. In the Autumn Term, we will begin with "Rapunzel."

Additional Tasks

At various points in the year we might ask for certain items, such as tuna tins for Christmas cakes. We will send a letter home, pop it on the whiteboard outside the classroom and make sure it is in the weekly newsletter. To coincide with certain topics, there might be additional tasks, such as completing Maisie and Dragon's diary entries.

Help your child to learn their spellings.  We send home a list of approximately 10 spellings related to Read Write Inc sounds or a spelling pattern for the week.  We explore and explain the spellings on a Tuesday and carry out a range of activities to help them internalise the words during the week. Children are tested on their spellings on the following Monday.

Explore Mathletics, which covers the whole range of Mathematics themes and also the various Maths sites/APPs listed under the "Useful Websites" link.
From the end of November, Curlews  will be taking part in Times Tables Rock Stars, along with our Key Stage 2 classes. Each child has received a login and we would love them to practise quick fire tables skills at home to support our in-school learning. The children's times tables skills will be regularly assessed at school.