Welcome to Owl Class
I hope you have enjoyed your half term break and are feeling rested and ready to get on with all the exciting things we have planned for this half term. I am looking forward to hearing about all the things that you have been doing.
In English, we will be using the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt to help us think about why people write letters to each other. The children will be using role play to help them develop their characters as well as writing conversations between two characters before creating their own characters and then writing letters from them, expressing their feelings and explaining why they have felt the need to write to Duncan.
Our English lessons will ensure children can do the following:
- Consider what they are going to write before beginning.
- Evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils.
- Proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Learn how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly, including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive (singular).
Our maths learning will continue to focus on multiplication and division. The children will be using their knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to help them solve problems. We will then move on to focus on measurement. The children will be using rulers and metre sticks to measure the length and height of objects to encourage them to develop accurate measuring skills. They will also use the <, > and = symbols to compare the length and height of objects.
In our learning in our other subjects the Owls will be learning about different Plants in Science. They will plant some bulbs so they can observe them growing and understand what happens to them. We will also learn about what plants need to grow and the process of germination.
In Geography they will be finding about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. We will spend time thinking about our own local geography before going on to look at the capitals and countries of the UK and some of the key characteristics of the four countries.
Our PSHE topic this half term is all about understanding our 'Relationships' with the people around us and in Music our theme will be 'Zootime'.
On Thursday's we have our PE learning. This half term we will be focusing on Gymnastics. We will be thinking about different ways to control our bodies and how to complete a set of moves and create a simple gymnastics routine.
Please make sure your child has their reading journals and a labelled water bottle in school every day and that their jumpers are clearly labelled.
Our PE day this year will be every Thursday. The children should come to school in their PE kits on a Thursday.
We will be visiting the library on Thursday afternoons. Please can children bring their library books in on Thursdays so that they can changes them and choose different stories to share with you at home.
To minimise the risk of lost property, we ask that all clothing items are clearly labelled with a name, even PE kit items.
Miss Sanders :)
World Book Day!
Performing the poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat'
Year 2 curriculum information
Click here to access MyMaths homework.
Click here to access Bug Club learning.