We are a Year 2 class of 30 children, taught by Miss Dawson and supported by Mrs Hartley.
Our PE lessons are on Tuesday and Friday 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 are 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! At present, books are given out on a Monday and returned to school to quarantine each Thursday!
Additional reading books are 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.
Monday 12th April - School to reopen
Monday 3rd May - Bank Holiday
Friday 28th May - Finish School
What have the Owls been up to?
Keep checking as photos will be added throughout the year!
This half term we are learning about Oliver Jeffers as a significant author. We will listen to a range of the author's books, making comparisons and developing our vocabulary and sentence writing. We will also create some leaflets on looking after the Earth after reading 'Here We Come' by Oliver Jeffers. To finish the half term we will be focusing on non chronological reports, exploring their features and creating some of our own linked to out theme learning on 'The Rainforest'. As well as the units above we will have a focus on sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary and conjunctions to extend writing.
In Maths, we will continue with place value, partitioning numbers to 100 and finding 10 more and 10 less. We will use our knowledge and apply this with addition and subtraction work. We will then move onto solving missing number problems, using inverse to help find the answers. We will also build on our learning of measure, money and telling the time to the quarter hour. We may even try and tell the time to 5 minutes! Throughout our learning we will continue to work on our written and mental methods of calculation whilst solving problems.
In PE, we are focusing on a range of skills such as under arm throwing, over arm throwing and catching. We will be exploring different throwing with different equipment and begin to add defense techniques when starting to play games.
This half term we are learning about animals and their habitats. We will consider what an animal needs from its habitat to survive and build on our scientific enquiry skills when sorting and classifying. We will also be developing our scientific vocabulary when learning about what animals eat and create our own food chains. Our science work will also link to out theme learning on 'The Rainforest'.
Our theme is 'The Rainforest' and this half term our classroom will be transformed into a rainforest! We will use our geography skills to read maps, globes and atlases to locate the Amazon rainforest and the continents and oceans. We will also learn more about the equator and weather patterns. We will then create our own human and physical features using clay and paint these to show some geographical features. We will learn more about deforestation and how we can help to look after Earth. finally we will be using our voices and instruments to create some rainforest sounds and music.
We are learning about Christianity in RE. We will be learning more about Christian beliefs and values and what unites the Christian community. We will explore some Christian symbols, learning about their meanings and then start to learn about churches and their features, even making some of our own!
In Computing, we will be using technology to build on our understanding of algorithms. We will work through challenges to debug problems and use a range of apps to support our learning. We will also use the beebots to create and follow instructions in partners. We will then continue our learning on online safety.