Year 2

Mrs C Kitching

Class Teacher

Mrs P Smith

Teaching Assistant

WELCOME TO YEAR 2
 

Our class staff are Mrs C Kitching (teacher), Mrs P Smith (teaching assistant).

In Year 2 our aim is to make every day engaging, motivating and challenging so that we can help to develop independent and resilient learners who are successful and show an enthusiastic attitude towards learning. 

On our class page you will be able to share in many of the inspiring activities we encounter during the year. They will include class based and outdoor learning, visitors and trips, as well as the work we cover through our termly themes such as Science, History and Geography.

We hope you will enjoy looking at photographs and reading about the range of learning taking place. We very much enjoy sharing our experiences with you.

 

 

Happy New Year. It was lovely to welcome pupils and families back and hear exciting stories and holiday news. Thank you for an amazing selection of extreme reading photos and engaging book reviews.

Please find below an overview of our learning this term.

 

What we will be doing:

 

Maths: The children will be working on data handling including: completing a frequency table and using it to answer questions, collecting and sorting information using a Venn diagram, Measuring involving money, recognising and using £ and p signs and answering related questions in a variety of formats. We will be identifying and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and ordering and arranging combinations in patterns and sequences. Our number focus will be fractions, we will recognise, find and write thirds and quarters of a length, shape, set of objects and quantities. We will learn to recognise equivalent fractions.

English:  The work will be directly linked to the Inspire Curriculum and will include story writing based on a traditional tale The Sun and the Wind and instructions linked to our theme Blown Away. The children will write in a variety genres including poetry, letter-writing (to pen pals in our French link school) and to Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk, also they will write news recounts, stories and factual reports.   Spellings will continue to be set weekly and tested on a Friday.  The class book will be Little Evie in the Wild Wood by Jackie Morris and illustrated by Catherine Hyde as the children requested work linked to learning about alternative traditional tales, which this story encompasses. I met both the author and illustrator at the book launch last year and when I spoke about the class they kindly gave me a superb power point showing the stages involving in writing it and illustrating it which I am looking forward to using in class. We have signed copies of the book to read and share.

Science/Inspire:  Our Inspire themes this term are Blown Away, Town Mouse/Country Mouse and Sowing and Growing. The children will be finding out about the weather and climates around the world. They will design and make weather collecting instruments to collect data about our weather which will be used to support and extend learning in maths and computing. Inspire will also include the National Curriculum subjects of Computing, ART, Design Technology and Music.  Not every subject is taught every week but will be fully covered during the course of the term. 

R.E.  The children will continue to have visits from Churches Together and Mrs Bartaby will lead an RE themed assembly once a week.  In the classroom we will be learning about our Cornish Celtic saints. Nearer to the end of term we will be researching Easter around the world and presenting our findings in a power point.

SMSC:  The children will set themselves goals and work towards these throughout the term.  They will also look at the skills which make an effective learner and will recognise their strengths, how we can learn from mistakes and how to resist distractions to become resilient learners.

P.E.: For the first half of the term we will be focusing on football and for the second half we will focus on swimming..

Homework: Maths or English homework, spellings and handwriting is set on a Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday.  This is linked to work currently being carried out in class.