Hello, I’m Mrs Donnelly,
I’ll be looking after your
for the next academic year.
Class 2G curriculum
Our topic question this term is
“Where would you prefer to live : England or Africa?“
- Retell some religious stories such as the Ascension of Jesus, Pentecost and Peter’s escape from prison.
- We will think about religious symbols such as those of the Holy Spirit. We will explain why they are used.
- We will make links between the stories and symbols and the way people lead their lives.
- Write for different purposes, including real events such as recounts.
- Write narratives about personal experiences both real and fictional.
- Plan and discuss our writing.
- Write nonfiction accounts such as fact files and reports linked to our topic.
- Evaluate our writing individually, with friends and with adults.
- Listen to and learn a wide range of subject specific vocabulary.
- Use a range of sentence types and punctuation in our writing.
- Meet God’s love in the community.
- Know that the church is God’s family.
- Know we are part of that family.
- Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a contrasting non-European country (Kenya)
- Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world.
- Identify which animals live in the wild in Kenya.
- Create questions about different geographical locations.
- Design and make our own drums.
- Evaluate our own designs and think of ways we can improve.
- Look at the colour associated with African artists such as Martin Bulinya and recreate their own paintings in an African style.
- We will listen to the rhythms associated with African music and try to recreate their own music.
- Know the place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers.
- Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20. Know that addition is the inverse of subtraction and use this to check
- Compare and order numbers to 100. Use < and >
- Add and subtract mentally and using objects 1 and 2 digit numbers including money.
- Recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes.
- Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5.
- Use multiplication and division facts for 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.
- Recognise odd and even numbers.
- Recognise, find, name and write fractions, 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4.
- Compare and order measures and record using < > and =.
- Choose and use standard units to estimate and measure.
- Problem solving will be included in ALL areas of numeracy.
- Tell and write the time to O’clock, Half past, Quarter Past, Quarter to and draw this on a clock.
- Tell and write the time to 5 minutes and draw this on a clock.
- Classify and identify different plants and their parts.
- Learn about what plants need to grow.
- Learn about the plants that grow in our local area (by going on a nature walk).
- Look at different forces in action around school.
- Learn about different push and pulls.
- Look at different materials of ramps and how they affect speed.
- Practice different ball skills.
- Practice different team games.
- Play rugby and netball and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
- Learn the skills needed to compete in athletic events such as: jumping, running, and javelin.
- If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E. Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons. Long hair must be tied back.
- Use different photography software to take pictures.
- Find ways to edit and enhance different photographs.
- Be detectives to find out particular information on the internet.
The children will need to continue to practise their spellings and timetables on a weekly basis. Spellings will be sent home to learn on a Friday and your child will be tested on the following Friday morning.
Homework will be either a piece of Maths or English, Homework will continue to be sent out on a Friday to be returned on or before the following Wednesday. It will build on what the children have been learning about in class.
Thank you for your continued support with reading. Please continue to send your child’s reading book on their reading day. Please remember to write in your child’s reading record to acknowledge you have listened to your child read. It is very important to check your child understands when reading. This can be achieved through some simple comprehension questions such as ‘Which character did…?’, ‘What do you think will happen next?’, ‘What do you think about…?’ etc. Please also remember you can also access Bug Club.
In year 2 this term we will be visiting ‘Yorkshire Wildlife Park’. This is to fit in with our topic of Africa. We will be looking at the animals and discussing the climate and how it is different to that of Africa. We will be looking at habitats and what we have learnt in school. We will also be taking part in an animal workshop.
Our Class Blog
What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom.
We visited ‘Yorkshire Wildlife Park’. It was a rainy day but it did not stop us having fun. We complete an amazing animal’s workshop. This was really fun; we smelt camel fur and had to guess the animals by looking at their skeletons. We stroked ‘Banana’ the corn snake...
The Last Supper is the final meal that Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper is commemorated by Christians especially on Maundy Thursday. The Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist, also known as "Holy...
In our Maths lessons, we have been concentrating on multiplication and division. We have used counters to help our group and solve problems. Our new skills have helped us to solve some very tricky problems!
Our RE topic this half term is ‘The Mass’. This week we have been thinking about the questions we have about this. To help us find some answers we worked together by hot-seating our talk partners and pretending they were the Priest. By working together we were able to...
On Friday for World Book Day, we were very lucky to have the author Jason Beresford in school. After an exciting assembly, we were very lucky to have a workshop with him. During this workshop, Jason encouraged us to become and move like an animal. Just like the...
2G had a very exciting week for book week! After discovering the mysterious eggs we spent some time wondering where they could have come from and which animal they belonged to. We started to look at penguins. We started with a fact file all about them to think about...
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