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Class Two

Summer 1 - 2017

Street Detectives

 

English:  Story Writing, Information and Science Investigations

 

Maths: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Time, Shape - including problem solving.

 

History: Changes within living memory; significant people, places and events in the local area.

 

Art & Design: Local artists; drawing, painting or collaging views from the local area.

 

Computing:  Photo stories; algorithms.

 

D&T:  Selecting tools and materials; sign making; designing buildings.

 

Geography:  Fieldwork in the Local Area; Human and physical features; Using and making maps with keys; Looking at aerial photographs.

 

PE:  Team games and athletics.

 

Science:  Identifying plants in the Local Area;  Seasons

 

PSHE:  Improving the Local Area

 

Spring 1 - 2017
The Enchanted Woodland

 

 

 

CLASS 2 look forward to presenting their play 'Tattybogle' in February.

 

Maths - Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Time, 3D Shape

English - Story Writing (based on Little Red Riding Hood), Information about Animals, Playscripts

Science - Plants and Animals

Art & Design - working with natural materials

Geography - making maps

PE - gymnastics and team games

PSHE - looking after the environment

RE - Christianity, Creation

Music - singing for class performance


Autumn 2 - 2016
Bright Lights, Big City

 

 

Maths - Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication.  Measure (cm and m). Shape (2D).

English - Story Writing, Diary account, Labels and Captions.

Geography - Countries and Capital Cities of the UK (with a London focus); Using Locational Language; Using Maps; Geographical similarities and differences.

Computing - search the web; digital images, algorithms; logical reasoning; creating and debugging programs.

History - The Great Fire of London

Music - Traditional Songs and Nursery Rhymes

Science - Everyday Materials

 

Autumn 1 - 2016
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

 

 

Maths - Number and place value, problem solving, reasoning.  Mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Properties of shapes. Statistics.  Position and direction. Measurement.  

English - Recounts, Narrative including well known tales, Letters and Posters

Science - Living things and their Habitats; Use of Everyday Materials; Working Scientifically

D&T  Making Models of Towers, Bridges and Tunnels

Art & Design - Sculpture using Natural Materials

Computing - Create Castles using Drawing Software

Geography - Amazing sculptures around the world; towers and bridges in the local area

History - Castles and Castle life; Significant Individuals - Isambard Kingdom Brunel


PE - Defend and Attack Games; Balance and Co-ordination

PSHE - Dilemmas


Summer 2016
BOUNCE!!!   BOUNCE!!!     BOUNCE!!!


Our memorable experience for this topic was a trip to 360 Play in Leicester for the whole class! We had a great day exploring, playing and getting very hot!!


Throughout this half term we will be ...

Maths - Following the national curriculum for maths - focusing on revision of all Year 1 and 2 calculation work covered this year plus a focus on data handling and measuring (linked to our topic work)

English - Writing effective instructions for a range of ball games; stories from other cultures; information texts linked to animals that bounce, jump and leap.

Science - Investigating bubbles; designing our own scientific investigations using balls; making predictions and observations; investigating how to bend, mould and shape materials.

Art & DT- Designing our own footballs and football kits

Computing - Coding through the use of 'Scratch'

RE - Visiting two contrasting places of worship as part of our whole school trip.

British Values - These are integral to every day learning.

PE - This term, football will be taught by a coach from LCFC (followed by an after school club) Please ensure your child always has a full PE kit in school. 


Please feel free to share any ideas you may have to develop our learning.

Homework -
Spellings - sent out on Friday with a test the following Friday.
Maths & English - sent out on Friday - due back the following Thursday



Spring 2 - 2016  
This half term, the children will be investigating weather through science linked to the topic 'Splendid Skies'


Throughout this half term we will be learning...

Maths - We will be covering measurements (length, mass and volume) as well as focusing on mental arithmetic and problem solving. Cross-curricular maths will involve data handling and directions/movement.

English - We will be looking at the text 'Meerkat Mayhem' and writing across a range of genres. We will also have a weekly grammar/punctuation focus and daily phonics session.

Science - We will be keeping a weather diary as well as carrying out scientific investigations involving wind and rain.

Geography - We will be looking at weather around the world as well as extreme weather.

History  - We will be learning about Sir Francis Beaufort

Art & DT - We will be looking at and comparing weather paintings by a range of artists and creating our own to depict weather in different seasons.

Computing - We will use technology creatively to produce artwork, take photos and video footage.

RE - we will have RE focus days this term.

British Values - These are integral to every day learning.

PE - This term, PE will be taught by Major Oak on a Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Weston on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child always has a full PE kit in school. 

Music - The children will be listening and responding to a range of weather music.


Please feel free to share any ideas you may have to develop our learning.

Homework -
Spellings - sent out on Friday with a test the following Friday.
Maths & English - sent out on Friday - due back the following Thursday

Useful maths web sites - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=8
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/ - useful advice for KS1 parents

 

Spring 1 - 2016
Our topic this half term is

Memory Box

 

 

We started out topic by bringing in interviews the children had carried out with their parents, Grandparents and Great Grandparents over half term. Many children also brought in photographs and we had a great time sharing and talking about these magical memories with each other. 


Throughout this half term we will be learning...

Maths - We will be covering fractions, multiplication and division and measuring. We will continue to reinforce telling the time and our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. (see below for some useful maths links)

English - Senses poetry as well as a weekly grammar/punctuation focus and daily phonics session

Science - We will be looking at how we change from a baby up to adult

Geography - 

History  - We will be comparing the past, present and future and thinking about changes that have occurred  

Art & DT - We will be making celebration cards as well as our own memory boxes and books

Computing - We will use technology creatively to produce artwork, take photos and video footage.

RE - We will be thinking about the importance of Easter in the Christian calendar 

British Values - These are integral to every day learning.

PE - This term, PE will be taught by Major Oak on a Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Weston on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child always has a full PE kit in school. 


Please feel free to share any ideas you may have to develop our learning.

Homework -
Spellings - sent out on Friday with a test the following Friday.
Maths & English - sent out on Friday - due back the following Thursday

Useful maths web sites - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=8
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/ - useful advice for KS1 parents

 

Autumn  2 - 2015
Class 2 

Our topic this half term has been …

 

 

PAWS, CLAWS AND WHISKERS

We started this topic with a memorable experience visit from the PDSA who taught us all about the 5 needs of happy, healthy pets. We also raised over £70 to help support the PDSA!! We then had a visit from the Blue Cross Animal Charity.
After learning about pets, we moved on to BIG CATS!! In Geography, we found out where they lived; in Science, we looked at how they moved and were adapted to their environment. We also learned about the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

In Literacy, we wrote our own non-chronological reports about Big Cats and also studied the story 'The Tiger who came to tea.' We made our own Big Cat masks for a Tiger hunt and even designed labels for our own tins of Tiger food!

Finally, we had a fabulous animal dress up day and were visited by ‘Wild Things Animal Encounters.’ The children were VERY brave!

 

Welcome to Class 2!

Autumn 2015
Our topic this half term is 'Moon Zoom'.

 

 

We will be learning through a creative curriculum which will follow the new 2014 National Curriculum. Please see the link below for the new Science Curriculum.

Today we arrived at school to find what we think is an Alien crash landing site in our classroom...eeek! We are now busy investigating, analysing and deciphering what has happened.

Throughout the term we will be learning...

Maths - We will be introducing new Abacus books for the children and will have interactive home learning.

English - Recounts, posters, character profiles, reports and adverts.

Science - We will be exploring the properties of different materials, sorting and grouping them.

Geography - Using the NASA website and Google Earth we'll be looking at aerial images.

History  - We will be researching a significant historical figure.

Art & DT - We will make aliens from out of space.

Computing - We will use technology creatively to produce artwork, direct robots, take photos and video footage.

RE - Our Christian value for the half term is 'Consideration'. We will be celebrating Diwali and dressing up.

British Values - These are integral to every day learning.

PE - Dance with Active Melton and Mrs Crossley. We will be dancing to space inspired music. Please ensure your child always has a full PE kit in school. We will try and do PE usually on Monday and Tuesday.

It is Class 2's turn to perform the Nativity which we are really looking forward to.

We are going to have a lot of fun this half term. Please feel free to share any ideas you may have to develop our learning.

Homework -
Spellings - sent out on Friday with a test the following Friday.
Maths & English - sent out on Wednesday, due in the following Monday.
 

Don't forget to explore the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

More African Dancing

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More African Dancing

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More African Dancing

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More African Dancing

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Diwali Day Dancing

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