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Year Two

Welcome you to the Autumn Term!

We are really excited about this term’s work which is all based around the topic All About Me. Any time, help or resources you can provide which might help with any of our class work is always greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know. We are usually available in our rooms both before and after school, and will be happy to make an appointment to discuss anything which you would like us to clarify. We look forward to working with you.

Faye Lawrence, Rosie Thomson and Sarah Whittle

English

This term we will be beginning with traditional stories and then moving onto explanation texts. In the second term we will be working on information texts and poetry. 

Philosophy for Children

 This year children will be taking part in weekly P4C sessions. During these sessions they generate questions in response to a stimulus (e.g a story, object or film clip). They then discuss the questions with the teacher acting as a facilitator to encourage them to practise caring and collaborative speaking, listening and thinking skills, e.g to take it in turns to speak, to disagree agreeably, to give reasons for their answers or to use examples. Please see the P4C noticeboard in the school entrance for more information

Languages

Children will learn Italian throughout the year. 

Maths

We will be covering Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Measurement, Properties of shape, Position and Direction and Statistics. 

Science

In science we will be learning about humans and other animals and then plants and habitats. The children will be learning to name and identify tree as part of our changes topic during the second term. PE This term we will be covering Gymnastics and Athletics. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit on Monday and Wednesday.

PE

This term we will be covering Gymnastics and Athletics. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit on Monday and Wednesday.

Values

This Autumn we will be focussing on Unity and Trust through our Assemblies and Philosophy for Children sessions.

Topic

History

In history we will be learning about our local area and significant people from where we live, including Norman Heatley. If you have any historical information you think would be of interest to the children please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Geography

We will have a global country focus. Oak Class will be focussing on New Zealand throughout the year and Fir Class’ country is Mexico. We will also be comparing human and physical features of a contrasting non European country. 

Computing

Our computing curriculum will be based on our Science topic and we will be studying ways of using technology purposefully. We will also be learning to compose, send and receive emails. 

PSHCE/RE

 In RE we will be beginning the year looking at people that are important to us. We will then move onto festivals and different celebrations around the world including Christmas. In PSHCE we will be exploring our values through the topic of ‘All About Me.’ 

Art/D&T

During the first few days we will be covering a mini-topic all about Kandinsky. During term 1 we will be focusing on DT and cooking. We will research, design and make a class traditional costume for our focus country. In the second term we will be looking at colour and printing. 

Homework

Homework is given out on a Wednesday to be retuned the following Tuesday. It will be a Maths or Literacy homework with a Big Talk in preparation for Big Write on the Friday. All children should continue to read their book banded books at home and complete daily times table practice. The children will take spellings home on Monday and be tested on a Friday. Please continue to use Mathletics. Your child’s username and password will be in their homework Impact diaries. There is a link to the Mathletics home page on our School webpage.

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