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Ribbleton Avenue

Infant School and Nursery

At Ribbleton Avenue Infant School we offer every child a happy and caring place to play and learn

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Ribbleton Avenue

Infant School and Nursery

At Ribbleton Avenue Infant School we offer every child a happy and caring place to play and learn


Our Class


We are a Year 2 class of 30 children, taught by Miss Dawson and supported by Mrs Hartley.



Our PE lessons are on Monday and Thursday this half term so please make sure we have named PE kits in school and that we are not wearing earrings on this day.


Homework and Spellings

Homework is given out on a Friday and is added to the seesaw app. This will be marked and feedback is provided if relevant. Please complete the homework as this gives additional opportunities to practise current learning in class. Work includes a piece of English and Maths work and is linked to what we have been learning about that week.


If you are struggling to access seesaw, please let Miss Dawson or Mrs Hartley know as we can provide homework sheets.


We also have spellings each Friday to learn for a test the following Thursday. Spellings can be added to Spelling shed for the children to practise at home and sheets are provided for writing practise.



We really like reading so we ask our grown ups to listen to us read and comment in our reading diaries so that we can get our book changed - just a small comment and a signature is fine! Books can be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Additional reading books can also added to Collins Big Cat reading online. This allows children to read a range of fiction and non-fiction books that are matched to their phonics level alongside the class books sent home weekly.


Important Dates

Thursday 2nd September - School to reopen

Friday 22nd October - School closes for half term



What have the Owls been up to?

Keep checking as photos will be added throughout the year!

Autumn 1 PE Dance Part 1 14.10.21

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Autumn 1 PE dance video part 2

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Autumn 1



This half term we will be recapping on what makes a good sentence to ensure the basic writing skills are known. We are then learning about 'Stories with a familiar setting'. We will build on our sentence structure and use of conjunctions. We will explore story characters in detail and begin to use adjectives to describe. We will also write our own version of the focus story. Following on from this we will also be reading some poetry and learning about persuasion for a poster or advert. I wonder if we will be able to persuade each other using our vocabulary?



We are building on our knowledge of number to begin, focusing on place value, addition and subtraction this half term. We will be revisiting and building on our methods of calculation using part whole, ten frames and jottings. We will begin  with learning/recapping our numbers to 50 and beyond. After that, we will observe some shapes and learn more about their properties. To end the half term, we will look at length, estimating and measuring and also recap coins and their names, before moving onto addition of money.



In PE, we are building on lots of skills this half term. We are focusing on throwing, catching and jumping. We also have our dance session each week with the coach where we will learn how to move our bodies in different ways and create a dance routine.



This half term we are learning about survival and growth alongside germs! We will be considering what living things need to survive and also learn more about types of germs. We will also be conducting some experiments on germs and hygiene!



This half term is very exciting as we are learning about 'My World and I! We will learn more about where we live in the UK, locating human and physical geographical features. We will locate and name the countries in the UK and observe some aerial photographs. We will enhance our map skills by creating a map of our school grounds and to finish the theme we will focus on the artist Clarice Cliff. We will observe their work and create our own plate in the style of the artist. Our theme will also include some music lessons, using our voices expressively and listening to live and recorded performances.



We are learning about Christianity this half term. Children will share their own experiences and understanding. We will observe the world and consider ways of looking after it. We will ask questions then move on to learning about the creation story of Christianity. Our learning will include writing prayers and considering what we can do to look after the world.



In Computing, we will use laptops, computers and IPads to learn more about a range of programs and tools. We will be creating self portraits and posters to begin. We will learn how to use the internet safely and understand other uses of technology. Our learning will also include the use of purplemash to take photographs and create pieces of music.

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