Welcome Year Two!
Your teachers are
Mrs Bell and Mrs Moore.
Your teaching assistant is the lovely
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This term we will be learning about:
Maths – Each week we will be completing work from different areas of Maths. On a Monday we will be looking at number and place value. The children will spend time learning about tens and ones with a part-whole model, tens and ones using addition, using a place value chart, comparing and ordering objects and numbers and counting in 2s. On a Tuesday we will be learning about different calculations with a particular focus on addition and subtraction. We will also be learning our number bonds to 20, working on fact families, how to check calculations, comparing number sentences, 10 more and 10 less and finally looking at our bonds to 100 (tens). Every Wednesday the children will be learning about fractions, working with parts and wholes. They will also spend time learning about non-unit fractions, the equivalence of ½ and 2/4, finding ¾, counting in fractions and solving problems with fractions. On a Thursday the children will be investigating measurement, with a focus on money. They will combine money, create different combinations for a given amount, compare money, find the total and find the difference. On a Friday, the children will be completing their CLICs and SAFEs work which allows the children to transfer all of their skills to a variety of questions.
Reading – Every day the children will have a phonics session where all of the sounds are learnt; words are segmented and blended back together; read green words which can be decoded phonetically and read red words that need to be learnt by sight. Time will be spent completing phonic activities and reading texts to suit each child’s reading level.
For children who are ready to take the next step, comprehension sessions take place where a text is read and discussed in detail. The children then answer questions to test their overall comprehension skills.
The children are given time to read in school and take the Accelerated Reading tests when they have finished and understood their book. These tests ask the children questions to clarify their understanding and only allow them to move onto the next stage when ready. We would like each child to read one book per week and at least 3 pages per night.
Writing – During this half term we will be covering a variety of fiction texts including Room on the broom, Lost and found and The Snowman. We will be focusing on lots of different skills such as using subordination, describing a character, re-telling a story and writing a diary entry as a character. We will also be using some short videos to inspire us when writing. Over the next half term we will be continuing to concentrate on making sure we always use punctuation independently, we sit all our letters on the line and have clear finger spaces. We will also be working on our letter formation ensuring the letter sizes are correct and there is a clear difference when using ‘tall letters’.
Our topic this half term is ‘Seasonal Changes - Weather Art’.
The children will talk about the four seasons and make a seasons collage together. They will go outside to experience the wind and make a windsock, windmill and bottle wind spinner in the classroom. They will spend time talking about the importance of the sun, design sun catchers to hang in the classroom and a sundial for the playground. They will also explore shadows using torches and make shadow theatre puppets.
Creative Curriculum –
Our topic this term is Glorious Great Britain. We will be looking at all things British including castles, the monarchy and Royal Family. We will be looking at where we are on a world map, famous British landmarks and the countries within the United Kingdom. We will be looking at the History of our country including William the Conqueror, famous battles and previous kings and queens. During our DT lessons we will also be designing and creating our own castles.
The children have now all been given their spelling booklet which lists the spellings to be learnt each week until December half term. Each week a spelling test will take place on a Thursday and then the new spelling will be introduced.
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