2T - Miss Tyler - supported by Miss Hencher. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh
2K - Miss Groves supported by Mrs McCall. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh.
2G - Miss Griffiths supported by Mrs Stanton. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh.
Autumn Term 2019
The Autumn Term in Year 2 is a busy one! We have been learning our new rules and routines in order for us to be 'The Best We Can Be!' In theme lessons, we are exploring our topic of 'leadership' and have been looking at important leaders in history such as Florence Nightingale, Nelson Mandela and Neil Armstrong. We have had fun learning about what made them such brilliant leaders. We are going to explore the artistic work on Kandinsky as well as looking at important monarchs, such as Henry VIII, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.
In Maths we have been learning about place value. We will now be going on to the formal written methods of addition and subtraction, the rapid recall of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and 2D and 3D shapes. We will provide lots of opportunities for practical activities as well as deepening their understanding of these skills in a variety of contexts.
During our Talk for Writing sessions, we have been looking at journey stories based around the story of the 'Little Red Hen'. We used actions to learn this story, providing the children with ideas and a clear structure for their own writing. We will now go onto explore a non-chronological report and a defeating the monster story, using the same techniques of learning the model text and 'magpie-ing' the author's ideas. The children will have opportunities to immerse themselves in each text by starting with a fun activity, learning the pictorial representations and adding actions and pictures. This will follow with the children innovating the text to create their own versions.
Phonics will be taught throughout Year 1 and we use every opportunity to allow children to apply their understanding of these sounds into their writing.
We also enjoy a wide range of foundation subjects such as Music, Spanish and ICT. In Music, we will be following our Charanga scheme to learn about rhythm and pulse and be playing instruments to a beat. In Spanish, the children will learn basic greetings, colours and numbers in a fun and practical way, such as singing songs and bingo! In ICT, we will be creating our own artwork based on Kandinsky's style. In PE we are enjoying our unit of gymnastics in which the children have been creating their own routines using balances to perform to their peers.
It's been an exciting term so far and we are looking forward to the rest of the Autumn term.
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|Week 2 - 2/5/10x tables|
|Week 3 - Spooky Setting|
|Week 4 - Christmas decorations|
|Week 5 - Winter Maths|
|Week 6 - Winter Scene Questions|
|Week 7 - Reading for pleasure|