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Autumn Term

Term 2 Curriculum Map

Welcome back to term 2! The children have had a great return and have settled back into routines very quickly. Please find the new curriculum map on the website to find out what we will be learning this term.

 

We will be looking at a range of books during our whole class reading time. We will be looking at The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers, the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, Find Out about World War 1 by DK and finally A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (the Usborne version).

 

I hope to talk to you all at parents evening, during the week commencing the 14th November, and look forward to welcoming you into class during the week commencing 28th November.

 

I am looking at booking a trip to Science Oxford in December so please look out for more details nearer the time.

 

We are all set for a busy term full of exciting learning and fun. 

Curriculum Map

Welcome to Year 2!

Hello! Welcome to Blackbird’s Class web page. We hope that you have had a wonderful and relaxing summer holiday. I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. Here we are back at school and straight into Year 2. So far, we have hit the ground running.

Our topic this term is The United Kingdom. We will be learning all about the country that we live in from both a historical and geographical point of view. Please see the curriculum overview for more details.  

Literacy:

Each term, children will be writing two main pieces of text. Each text will be based on a culmination of classroom experiences. This will include discussion, drama and role play, and will involve the language features that they will be learning as part of the curriculum. They will write after exploring a range of other book characters, learning and understanding specific vocabulary and language features needed to make their writing come to life (adjectives, noun phrases, verbs etc.) and gaining a first-hand experience of the character through emersion (via art, drama etc.). Children will be writing daily.

Spelling and handwriting:

Children will be taught to write ‘cursively’ (joined-up). They will have lessons on a daily basis. Please encourage your child to practise at home; automaticity in handwriting will ultimately help with writing fluency.

Children should be learning the Year 2 common exception words – reading and spelling them. There is a list on a link.

Maths:

Our maths this term will be based on place value, numbers and counting. It is essential that children have a solid understanding of this concept in order to carry out other operations (+-x and ÷). Place value is the foundation of numeracy; the position of each digit in a number represents its value. E.g. 23 means 2 tens and 3 ones.

PE and Forest School:

This term, PE will be taught outdoors (weather permitting). It is essential that children have a full PE kit in school at all times – including white T-Shirt, shorts (old jogging bottoms for a cold day might be worthwhile) and plimsolls or trainers). In the interest of health and safety, children will not be able to take part in PE lessons outside in school shoes only. Please also ensure they always have a water bottle on site. PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Forest School will be on a Tuesday morning. Due to limitations in numbers, children will be going to Forest School on a rolling rota basis (every six weeks). Children will need to have appropriate clothing including: wellies, old jogging bottoms, T-shirt, jumper, raincoat, hat, gloves, scarf – in a named bag.

Please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you have any questions.

Mrs Leon and Miss Bloomfield

Music

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We have been listening to the sounds that can be heard in several different settings including the seaside, the city and the countryside. We have created our own soundscape to represent our chosen setting. Can you guess where we are??

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