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Welcome Class 2!

We are so looking forward to a new half term of fun packed learning.  We do hope you have all had a great half term being with your family and friends.  We have lots of fun and interesting things planned for our next half term together as we start a new topic. Mrs Weston, Mrs Howell,  Miss Passingham and Mrs Heward will be working with you this year, helping you to be the best you can be! We are here for parents too and if you need a little chat, please let one of us know and we will arrange a time to meet. 

Autumn 2 

Moon Zoom!

CRASH! What’s that in the playground? Let’s go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone – it looks like a UFO has crash landed. Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. How can we welcome our alien explorer?  How can we explain what life is like on our planet? Would you like to be an astronaut? You’ll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Let's make a rocket! How far can you make it travel?  Find out the names of the planets. There’s Mercury, Neptune, Mars and – do you know any others?   Can you help get our alien explorer home?  Are you ready for take off ? 

Hold tight. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… LIFT OFF!

Moon Zoom! Class 2 Knowledge Organiser

English

Narratives; Persuasive texts; Non-fiction texts

Maths

Addition and subtraction, Money, 2D and 3D shapes

Science

Working scientifically, investigating - How wild is the wind? How big is a raindrop?

Art & Design  

Use of line, texture, colour and shape, make 2D and 3D representations

D&T

Design, plan and create rockets; Joining materials, sewing

History

Significant people in History - Neil Armstrong; Timelines

Geography

Locate hot and cold regions; Identify physical and human features, Identify seasonal and UK weather patterns

PSHE

Keeping safe; Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are Positive, Happy, Tolerant

Computing      Web searches;  Use Google Earth; word processing skills; programming

Music              

RE                   Our new Christian Value for this half term is CONSIDERATION. Children will be learning the Bible story

                         "Jesus feeds the 5000" and reflecting on how they can show consideration for others, especially those who

                         are most in need.  We shall also be exploring the question "Why does Christmas matter to Christians?" 

Important information about Class 2

 

Please ensure PE kits are in school.  They will be sent home each half term but should remain in school throughout the half term.  Every child should bring water in a named bottle to school each day.  They will be encouraged to drink regularly throughout the day.

Book bags should be in school every day.  We will always take every opportunity to listen to children read, so it helps us if books are in each day.  The children can change their own books if needed. Spelling test will take place on a Tuesday. Spellings can be found on Teams. If you need a copy of your weekly spellings please ask.

Homework will begin within the first few weeks.  It will be posted on Teams and will mostly be completed online. However there may be times children need to record something in their homework books so these will be issued to every child.  Homework will always be posted on a Thursday and expected to be handed in by the following Monday.  

 

Please do let us know via an email, telephone call, little note or a chat, if there is anything we can do to help you or your child during their time with us in Class 2. 

 

 

Autumn 1

 Beachcombers

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Do you? That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber. Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out. Have you seen the rock pools yet? We can take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their microhabitats. Maybe we can kick back in a deckchair and do a little reading. What’s your favourite book about the seashore? Let's invent an amazing rock pool resident. What features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Make a 3-D model of your plant or creature. Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready? Let’s get beachcombing.

 

 

English

Labels, lists and captions; Tongue twisters; Narratives; Letters; Non-fiction texts

Science

Habitats; Living and non-living things; Food chains; Basic needs of animals; Working scientifically

A&D

Sketchbooks; 3-D modelling; Sand art; Seascapes

Computing

Web searches; Common uses of ICT; Digital presentations

D&T

Finger puppets

Geography

Coastal features, Physical and Human Features

PSHE

Caring for the environment, Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are Confident, Resilient, Curious

Science investigations

How many arms does an octopus have? Will it degrade?

 

 

RE                                Our new Christian Value for this half term is being Thankful. Children will be learning the Bible story "Jehoshaphat defeats Moab and Ammon" and reflecting on all they have to be thankful for.  We shall also be exploring the question "What is God like?" 

INTERNET SAFETY

As a school, we carry out lessons on internet safety. Because many children are currently spending more time online, we would like to signpost you to the following sites so you can talk together about staying safe online.

 

Top tips on how to stay safe online.

 

Here is a series of 3 videos aimed at children aged 4-7 discussing staying safe online.

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