Upcoming dates this half term:
Wednesday 11th September- Class 2C local trip
Thursday 12th September- Class 2H local trip
Friday 20th September- Odd socks day
Friday 27th September- Mad hair day
Friday 4th October- Autumn Fayre
Friday 25th October- Break up
Children will be given weekly spellings to take home. They will be given them on a Monday and will be tested the following Monday. This will allow the children the chance to rehearse them at home with adult support. Children will be asked to write the words in a mixed up order to ensure the children can spell them correctly. We will send home a spelling slip to let you know how your child has scored. In September all children will be tested on the same spellings in order for us to assess each child's ability. Spellings may well change after the assessment period.
Children are required to learn their 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's times tables. We will be having lots of opportunities to do this in class using practical resources. As the year goes on children will be tested to see if they can pass the times table challenge. We will send the given set home on a Monday and again they will be tested the following week.
This unit of Maths work is based on Number. We will be counting in 2's, 3's,5's and 10's. We will look at the value of numbers and odd and even numbers. Children in 2H will enjoy learning to write, read and record numbers as numerals and as words.
This unit of English is based on producing our own calligram poems. We will be looking at the features of a poem and we will be enriching our vocabulary with lots of new words.
RE- New Beginnings
Through this theme we will explore how we feel when we make a new start.Children will have the opportunity to look at how the world began. The children will look at prayers and bible readings linked to the story of creation.
Science-Living things and their habitats
During this unit of work we will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.
Geography- Physical and human features
Here the children will be given opportunities to use geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features including beach, coast, forest, hill, mountain and valley. They will develop their language of key human features including city, town, village and factory. The children will go on a local walk to explore their local environment and will enjoy a day a trip out looking at physical features.
This half term our PE lessons will be delivered by a sports coach. We will be learning new gymnastic skills.
Music- Hands, feet and heart
We started our music unit by listening to the piece of music that would be the song we performed. We appraised the music and talked about what we liked and disliked. We talked about the piece of music and how it was made up of an introduction, a chorus and a verse. The children moved to the pulse of the music and were able to create different ways to move to the pulse. We clapped out different rhythms and even used our favourite foods to make up new rhythms. To end our unit we performed our song.
RE- Rejoice- Beginnings
During our theme of Beginnings the children have thought about all the beginnings they have had. We ended our unit by remembering all that we have learnt. Together we sang the song 'He's got the whole wide world.' Our go forth was a chance for us all to make a positive choice and start each day the right way. We put these ideas on a post it note.
Maths- Place Value
We have been looking at Place Value in our maths lesson. Using base ten has helped us understand how many tens and ones are in a number. Here are our place value charts to show different numbers.
Science- Habitat Hunt
Year 2 went outside to look for different plants and animals. We looked at the different habitats. The children found lots of different plants and animals. Each habitat provided different conditions that were suitable for the animal or plant. The children then recorded this in their books.
Trip to Hale Lighthouse
As part of our English and topic work we visited Hale Lighthouse in Hale village. We used our geographic vocabulary to identify the different features. We saw vegetation in the farmer's fields. We could see the River Mersey. Across the river there was a factory. The lighthouse had a weather vane on the top of it. The children talked about the compass directions. We could see the coast line were the land meets the river. The lighthouse is going to be the feature of our new text in English.
We have been learning actions to go with our class poem about Slugs. Here we are using actions to help us remember the words. We challenged our friends and worked together. One of us had to do the actions whilst the other one had to do say the words.
Here is our poem:
Slippery, slimy slugs and snails.
Slide along on silvery trails.
Entry Point- Cold write
Year 2 visited the dream room to look at different settings. The children used the images on the screen to describe the different settings. We came up with lots of adjectives and we have placed them on our working wall. We are going to use these words to write calligrams.
As part of our RE topic, we looked at beginnings. We talked about the many new beginnings we have in our lives. We thought about the feelings that we feel at the start of a beginning. Then we watched a short clip from 'Finding Nemo' and recognised the new beginnings Nemo faced.
Year 2 have enjoyed being out and about around our local area. They went out on the minibus to look at geographical features. The children were using all of our key vocabulary to identify the places they visited. During their trip they were photographed to help them when they got back to school.