We are a Year 2 class of 30 children, taught by Miss Dawson and supported by Mrs Hartley.
Our PE lessons are on Wednesday 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 in the yellow homework books and is due back the following Wednesday. This will be marked and feedback is provided if relevant. Please ensure your child completes their 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.
Seesaw is used for messages and updates. If you are struggling to access seesaw, please let Miss Dawson or Mrs Hartley know as we can provide support.
We also give spellings each Friday to learn for a test the following Thursday. Spellings are taken from children's phonic learning that week and are practised in class also.
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.
Wednesday 14th December - Christmas Dinner
Thursday 15th December - Party Day
Friday 16th December - School closes for half term at 3:15
Tuesday 3rd January - School reopens at 8:55
Friday 13th January - Yogi Day (more information to follow)
Friday 20th January - Chinese New Year Day
Friday 10th February - School Closes for half term
What have the Owls been up to?
Keep checking as photos will be added throughout the year!
This half term we are learning about adventure stories and letters. Our focus text will be Wind In The Willows for adventure stories, where we will be using adjectives and conjunctions within our writing. We will be retelling the story before adapting it to create our own version. We will then move onto learning about letters and their features, writing our own.
In Maths, we will continue with place value and learning numbers up to 100. We will use our knowledge and apply with addition and subtraction work to develop our reasoning skills. In place value we will develop our counting, look at rounding numbers and estimating numbers on a number line. We will also learn about volume/capacity and extend our shape understanding for 2D and 3D shapes.
In PE, we are focusing on different throwing techniques and using other skills to play games and apply tactics. We also have a coaching session again this half term for gymnastics to develop skills and create sequences.
This half term we are learning about materials. We will classify and sort materials based on their properties and use scientific vocabulary. We will also use our knowledge to make predictions and test the materials to make houses for The Three Little Pigs.
Our theme is ‘Toys’ which will include lots of History and Design Technology. We will be learning about toys in the past and present, making comparisons and learning more about things in the past. We will then move onto DT where we will explore an existing toy car, then design and make our own. We will test these out and complete our own evaluations.
We are learning about Hinduism and thinking about how people express their devotion to God. We will learn more about the deities. We will be learning about special events and how we can make someone close to us feel special.
In Computing, we will be following a purple mash unit about questioning. We will develop pictograms, questions and simple databases.