I am Miss Whitehead, I am the class teacher of 2W. I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.
I am currently working in year 2 as an ETA. In school, I
particularly enjoy helping the children
with their reading.
I’m Mrs Harrison, I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.
I’m Mrs. Benn, I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next academic year.
Class 2W curriculum
Our topic this term is Incredible Inventions
During this term we will be looking at some Incredible Inventions from around the world that made History. The children will also be given the opportunity to design, develop, create and evaluate their very own chocolaty invention!
R.E. – As theologians we will :
- Retell the story of Jairus’ Daughter, Ten Lepers, Feeding of the 5000.
- Use religious words to describe signs and symbols of Lent.
- Describe some ways that people can act in Lent.
- Discuss Jesus’ feelings towards the Ten Lepers.
- Be able to give reasons to be thankful.
- Retell the story of the last supper.
- Describe the signs and symbols of the Mass.
- Respond to questions about giving and receiving.
Literacy – As writers and communicators we will :
- Write a set of instructions.
- Write a recount.
- Write a diary entry.
- Write a letter.
For all of the above we will be looking at specific sentence structure and the features we need to use in order to be able to write each one.
PSHE – We will:
- Learn about keeping safe at home and at school.
- Learn about the role of medicines and household products and how they can be harmful if not used properly.
- Practise asking for help with situations we are unsure about.
Geography– As geographers we will :
- Explore which country has the most advanced technology and why.
- Map the journey of a cocoa bean.
Design Technology – As designers we will :
- Design, create and evaluate our own chocolate bar.
- Look at the process and stages of developing a product.
Mathematics – As mathematicians we will :
- Know the place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers.
- Know our number bonds to 10 and 20.
- Compare and order numbers to 100. Use < and >
- Add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers.
- 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.
- Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement.
- To tell the time to 5 minutes including quarter past and quarter to.
- Construct pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables and ask and answer questions about them.
- Problem solving will be included in ALL areas of numeracy.
Science – As scientists we will :
- Classify and identify different animals.
- Look at growth and basic needs of humans, animals and plants.
- Identify different body parts.
- Look at similarities and differences between animals that live in warm and cold climates.
P.E. – As athletes we will :
- Learn about different gymnastics and games techniques
Computing – We will :
- Look at online safety and the importance of it.
- Look at spreadsheets and how they are used.
Music – As musicians we will :
- Listen to different environment noises and sort them according to their particular sound.
- Use a variety of different percussion instruments to represent the sound of the environment.
Homework, Times tables and Spellings
The children will need to read at home and practise their sounds on a weekly basis to help with their writing. This term we are not sending spelling lists home. Instead children will be taking part in sentence dictation on Friday afternoons. Children will hear a sentence and will have to write it from memory after hearing it three times. HFW’s and common exception words will be used in these sentences. We will begin to test the children on their 2, 5 and 10 timetables on a Friday so these will be sent home to learn weekly. Please begin to practise these with your child at home.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. It will build on what the children have been learning about in class. Homework will consist of times tables/ number bonds, a maths piece and an English piece.
The children will continue to read as much as possible in school to an adult on a weekly basis. Children will receive two reading books which MUST be returned to school every day. Please ensure that your child reads their reading book with someone at home every night, as this has a very positive impact on their progress across the curriculum. Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home. Please use the question sheets we will be sending home to support their comprehension. Don’t forget to use Bug Club.
- A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
- 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.
- Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times. All P.E. kit must be labeled clearly with your child’s name. If it becomes lost, it can easily be returned to the rightful owner. If your child does not have their P.E. kit in school you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.
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