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Summer 1

 

Literacy

In literacy we will be looking at the story ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark!’  We will be writing fantastic character descriptions of ‘Plop’ the fluffy barn owl.  We will also be writing our own version of the story, which discovers why DARK is FUN, EXCITING and NECESSARY!  I wonder what adventures he will have in our stories!? 

 

Maths

Class 2 will be revising the maths curriculum this term.  We will be spending time checking our understanding of all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), place value, fractions, shape and measures.  Keep practising our times tables and number bonds to 20.  Quick recall is essential! J  

Class 2 will be revising the maths curriculum this term.  We will be spending time checking our understanding of all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), place value, fractions, shape and measures.  Keep practising our times tables and number bonds to 20.  Quick recall is essential! J

 

TOPIC/ Science

This half term our topic is ‘Day and Night’.  We will be researching into what happens when the sun goes down and the moon comes out.  We will be looking at ‘nocturnal animals and their habitats’, light and shadows and the use of materials, properties and their purposes. 

 

Spring 2

 

This half term, Wonderful Willows are continuing to explore the world!  We will be heading towards ASIA and the rainforests.  We will be looking at some of the animals found in this habitat and the features they have which are suitable for their surroundings.  

 

We will be basing our literacy work around the book 'Where The Wild Things Are' and designing our very own wild thing.  We will also be looking at Information Books about some of the animals we will see during our trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on the 23rd March 2017.

Spring 2 Newsletter

 

 

Spring 1

 

Welcome back to Spring 1!  This half term Wonderful Willows are EXPLORERS!  

 

 

 

In Literacy

 

 In Literacy we will be reading books by Simon Bartram, and writing our very own stories based on 'Bob the Man on the Moon'.  We will meet his best ever friend and design our own character to include in our stories too.  We will be working on improving our sentence structure, using conjunctions to extend, as well as trying to include a range of punctuation.  

 

In Maths

 

This half term we will be continuing to work on multiplication and division; solving word problems and corresponding facts.  Keep practicing your '1 minute challenge' sheets to improve the quick recall of facts.  Can you defeat the superheroes?

 

 

Digital Photography Fab Friday! Using the green screen...

Spring 1 Newsletter

 

Autumn 2

 

Life in the Freezer

 

In literacy we will be looking at ‘Non chronological reports through our topic of ‘Life in the Freezer’.  We will consider the features of non-fiction texts and will be producing our own reports about Polar Bears.  We will be focusing on using Subheadings; asking questions to our reader and writing clear, exciting facts using conjunctions like 'and', 'but', 'or', 'because' and 'so', to extend our ideas.  We will be looking at a range of non-fiction and fiction texts based on Polar animals and discussing what we have learnt from what we have read.    

Walk with a Wolf by Janni Howker

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Science

 

Through our topic work will be looking at the basic needs of humans and animals.  We will be thinking about life-cycles, food chains and what we need in order to survive. Our big question is…

 

Could a Polar Bear Survive in the desert?  

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Autumn 2 Newletter



Autumn 1

 

Welcome back to Year 2!

 

 This term our learning will be based around the book 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'.  We will be exploring lots of learning to do with the seaside, as well as how to make electrical circuits to make our very own lighthouses' shine!   We will also be researching 'Grace Darling' who was a lighthouse keeper's daughter.  She is famous for being incredibly brave and saving sailors who were caught in a terrible storm nearly 200 years ago. 

 

Whilst thinking of her bravery, we will also consider the BIG QUESTION...

'Why do people risk their lives for others?'

 

In writing, we will focus on always using capital letters and full stops, as well as using the connectives 'and', 'but' and 'so' to extend our sentences.  We will also be looking at using adjectives to make our writing more interesting to the reader!
  

In numeracy, we will be focussing on addition and subtraction.  We will be practising fast recall of addition and subtraction facts, as well as developing method to help us add and subtract larger numbers. 

 

Maths homework will be given every Monday.  Please support your child at home to complete this. 
 

Don't forget to sign up to Marvellous Me!

 

We will be using the App to commmunicate with you about your child's day- their acheivements and how much they SPARKLE!  Please see me if you need another unique join code for youe child.

 

The children have really enjoyed receiving badges and sharing them directly with you, on your phone or computer.

 

 

 

Autumn 1 Newsletter

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