We are a Year 2 class of 30 children, taught by Mrs Cove 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 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.
Class Dojo is used for messages and updates. If you are struggling to access Dojo, please let Mrs Cove or Mrs Hartley know as we can provide support.
We also give spellings each Thursday 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.
It's a very busy half term! Please keep an eye out for additional events!
Tuesday 31st October - School Reopens 8:55am
Friday 10th November - Diwali Celebration Day - wear own clothes
Friday 17th November - Children in Need Day - wear something spotty, £1 donation
Friday 1st December - Toy Fair (more information closer to the time)
Wednesday 6th December - Pantomime visiting school - £3 donation (£2 Pupil premium)
Friday 8th December - Christmas Jumper Day (£1 donation to St Catherine's)
Friday 8th December - KS1 Concert 9:15 and 2:15
Wednesday 20th December - Christmas Dinner
Thursday 21st December - Party Day
Friday 22nd December - School Closes for Half Term
What have the Owls been up to?
Please see our class dojo page for lots of photographs of our learning!
This half term we will begin our learning all about instructions. We will be locating features and following instructions to make our own Halloween themed pizzas. We will then move onto Adventure Stories and read ‘Alice in Wonderland’. We will be writing predictions, giving reasons to justify our opinions and plan our own version to write our own stories. We will also be writing our own retell of a very exciting themed day (linked to our Victorians theme) and finish the half term with some winter themed poems.
We are building on our knowledge of place value this half term. We will be revisiting and building on from our methods of calculation using part whole, ten frames and now jottings. We are also beginning to learn about multiplication, division and fractions, learning new methods and beginning to solve more complex reasoning problems! We are also using the Mastering Maths approach to develop our mathematical skills.
In PE, we have our gymnastics sessions with Mrs Cove and also with the coaches where we will learn more travels, shapes, jumps and balances to create sequences. We will also be building up to using different gymnastic equipment to help with our sequences.
This half term we will be learning about materials and their properties, and using this knowledge to explain why a material has been used for a particular purpose. We will also be looking at how some solid objects can be changes by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching them.
This half term our theme is ‘The Victorians’ where we will be learning more about the Victorian era. It will have a focus on the subjects History and DT.
In History, we will be studying Queen Victoria, and looking at how life was different during the Victorian era. We will be looking at the impact Queen Victoria and Edith Rigby have had on our lives today. To help with chronology we will look compare this time period with our year 1 learning about the Great fire of London on our class timeline. We will then experience a typical ‘Victorian Day’ at school. I wonder what it will be like? What will be learn?
In DT, we will be looking at where our food comes from, before we design, make and evaluate our own Victorian sponge cake.
We are learning about Christianity this half term. Children will share their own experiences and understanding as we learn about advent, light and the Christingle.
In Computing, we will be recapping how to stay safe online. We will then be looking at how to create our own spreadsheets.