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Year 2- India Class
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What a fantastic first half term! 

 

We now have our amazing class pet the Giant African Land Snails! Each week we will have two children on snail duty to help with caring for our pets.

 

This half term is going to be just as busy in the lead up to Christmas there will be lots of exiting things going on at Woodcroft.

 

In English we will be focusing on a new book ' The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet' which links to our topic of space. We will be writing our own story about Danny and Dinosaurs adventures and a recount of Tim Peakes launch into space. As we near Christmas we will be focusing on 'Polar Express' writing a setting description, instructions of making a chocolate drink and even a letter to Santa!

 

In maths we will be continuing to think about efficient methods for addition and subtraction. We will then move on to learning about fractions, ensuring we can find 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 of a shape and quantity. We will also be learning to tell the time to the nearest 15 minutes and about the properties of 2d and 3d shapes. 

 

This half term in science we will be investigating materials, finding out about the properties of materials and which materials are best used for certain products. 

 

Linked to our topic of space, in history we will be looking at notable astronaut Neil Armstrong and his journey to the moon. We will look closely at the history of space travel and other famous astronauts including Tim Peake!

 

ICT- logging in

Art- using different materials, chalk planet, 3d planet

PSHE- school values

PE- ball skills and dance

 

Things to remember:

- PE day is Wednesday and Friday. Please have a full kit in school as children will be working both inside and outside. Earrings must either be not worn or taken out by the child before the lesson on PE days. If your child cannot take them out please send in either plasters or tape as the school cannot provide this.

- Homework will be set at the beginning of the half term. There will be an option of 6 activities, 3 must be completed over the half term. Also weekly spellings and times tables will be sent home. 

- Please bring reading diaries in daily. We will check diaries frequently to see who needs certificates, book marks or free books so keep reading!

- Mrs Towner reads with children on Monday and Tuesday afternoons so please have your book ready these days if you wish to change it.

 

We will continue to reward good choices and hard work through dojo and send out messages!

 

Miss Cooper, Mrs Manchip, Mrs Towner. 

 

Important dates!

30th/31st October- parents evening

22nd November - Winchester Science Museum

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed your summer break and are ready to start year 2. 

 

It is an exciting time as you are moving up to Year 2 in a brand new class with a different teacher.

We have a new behaviour chart where you can work your way up the caterpillar if you are following our school values and earn prizes! 

We will continue using Class Dojo, the points will link to rewards in class and we will use it to send out messages and keep in touch about all the exciting things we are up to!

We are beginning Autumn term by learning about Amazing Animals

In English we will be reading focusing on the book Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravitt We will be exploring different types of writing and learning some new writing strategies in the Year 2 curriculum as well as getting ourselves ready for SATs.

In Maths, we will be revisiting our previous learning on place value and number. We will be stretching ourselves to meet the new challenges of the Year 2 criteria of the curriculum, exploring these both practically and mentally.

 

Topics we will be covering:

- Science - Animals including humans. We will be thinking about the changes that happen to animals, and ourselves, as we grow!

- Geography - we will be thinking about our class country of India, and comparing it to the UK.

- Computing - E-Safety. Learning the basics of computer use and keeping safe online.

- Art - we will be learning different methods of printing. Focusing on pointilism and animal prints.

 

Things to remember:

- PE day is Wednesday and Friday. Please have a full kit in school as children will be working both inside and outside. Earrings must either be not worn or taken out by the child before the lesson on PE days.

- Homework will be set at the beginning of the half term. There will be an option of 6 activities, 3 must be completed over the half term. Also weekly spellings and times tables will be sent home. 

- Please bring reading diaries in daily. We will check diaries frequently to see who needs certificates, book marks or free books so keep reading!

- Mrs Towner reads with children on Monday and Tuesday afternoons so please have your book ready these days if you wish to change it.

 

We are going to have a brilliant first term in India class, we are looking forward to learning lots and earning plenty of dojo points for good choices and achievements.

 

Miss Cooper, Mrs Manchip, Mrs Towner. 

 

Important dates!

13/09/2018- Meet the teacher (from 2.45)

Curriculum Newsletter and homework options Autumn 1

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