Welcome to Class 2.
Mrs Fosbery- Class Teacher
Mrs Morse- Class TA
Welcome back to a new term at St James.
I hope the children are feeling rested and recharged, ready for lots of new learning that will be taking place in year 2.
As writers we will be –
Non- Chronological reports-
We will be writing reported about plants.
Retelling of a narrative-
We will be retelling and adapting a familiar story.
Recount from a personal experience-
We will write based on own experiences in Chronological order.
As readers we will be reading –
- Fantastically Great Women who changed the World.
- The sun and the Wind- Aesop fable
We will be focusing on our comprehension skills and vocabulary development through book talk sessions as well as developing our retrieval and inference skills.
As computer software developers-
We are animators
In this unit, pupils work in small groups to plan, film and add audio to a short ‘stop-motion’ animation
As Geographers we will be learning about-
Yanomami people of the rainforest
We will where rainforests are located and what they are like. We will study how the Yanomami people live and what is different about our location and the Yanomami.
As Mathematicians we will be-
We will be working on multiplication and division. We will also be looking at time and fractions.
We will also be doing daily arithmetic sessions.
Our PE lessons will be on Thursday afternoons this term. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit.
As athletes we will be learning to –
Run, Jump and Throw
Send and Return
We will be revisiting past skills and learning new, using our bodies and ball skills
As musicians we will be working on –
Music that makes you dance
We will be celebrating a wide range of musical styles. Within this we will be listening, singing, playing composing and performing, using our voices, bodies and instruments.
As designers we will be learning about
Food and Nutrition
In this unit we will learn how foods that are pre-made and processed can often be unhealthy. We will practise skills, such as cutting and grating, and make food that will help improve their energy, mood and future health.
As scientists we will be investigating –
We will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
We will find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
As artists we will be learning about
We will take inspiration from the art of the indigenous people of Australia. We will combine these ideas with sculpture, creating three-dimensional forms decorated with dot patterns.
As historians we will be learning about - Our local area
We will find out about historical events, people and places in our local area.
As theologians we will be investigating-
What good news does Jesus bring?
We will look at forgiveness, peace, charity and kindness, and share stories from the bible.
We will be discussing relationships, including our families and friends. We will also be talking about trust and appreciation.
Things to Remember
Thursday – PE kits
Every day – Bring reading books and reading diaries into school.
Every day – Coats and drinks.
If you have any queries about anything that we are doing in Class 2 or need support with anything, please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.