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 Wednesday 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 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.
Monday 17th April - School Reopens 8:55am
Wednesday 19th April - Owls Trip to Blackpool Zoo
Thursday 4th May - Coronation Celebration Day
Friday 26th May - School Closes for Half Term
Wednesday 7th June - School Reopens 8:55am
Tuesday 18th July - Year 2 Leaving Assembly, time TBC
Friday 21st July - School Closes for Summer
What have the Owls been up to?
Keep checking as photos will be added throughout the year!
Autumn 1 Dance
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 write the story ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ using story language, conjunctions and varied punctuation. To finish the half term we will be writing facts linked to our themed learning on ‘Rainforests’. We will continue to 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 kicking and developing tactics. We will be exploring different equipment and begin to add defence 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'.
Theme (Geography and Art)
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 also be exploring joining techniques using clay where we will create our own rainforests including trees and animals.
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 continuing our learning using purplemash where we will complete the ‘creating pictures’ unit. We will explore artists work and use 2paint to create some artwork based on styles such as pointillism, impressionism etc. We will then continue our learning on online safety.