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 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.
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.
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 8th March - School to reopen
Friday 26th March - 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 poems on a theme and instructions. We will be looking more at poem features and will recite poems in class, as well as writing our own Spring poems. We will then be reading and following instructions to make some Easter crafts and then write our own instructions, ensuring we use all relevant features. 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 and begin to learn numbers up to 100. We will use our knowledge and apply with addition and subtraction work. In place value we will also begin to count in 3s, look at rounding numbers and estimating numbers on a number line. We will then move onto multiplication and division and continue to work on our written and mental methods of calculation whilst solving problems.
In PE, we are focusing on kicking a ball and using other skills to play games and apply tactics. We also have a coaching session again this half term for dance. In dance, we will be learning a dance routine and perform it to music.
This half term we are learning about plants. We will be experimenting with growing our own seeds, bulbs and vegetables and see what helps these to grow best. We will also be observing plants in strange places, going on a school hunt to find plants growing in places other than soil.
Or theme is 'Remarkable Women' this half term and we will be learning more about 3 significant women in history and the present time. We will learn about their achievements and add these to a time line. We will also use our D&T skills to create some objects linked to their achievements such as planes for Amelia Earhart. We will consider a range of moving and joining techniques.
We are learning about Islam in RE. We will listen to a range of stories and consider important routines or rituals. We will learn more about showing gratitude and how Muslims show respect to God.
In Computing, we will be using technology to send emails and recognise some features. Alongside this, we will be learning more about internet safety. We will then move onto learning about taking photographs and recording audio to upload these to our work.