Welcome back after half term. We hope you had a restful and relaxing break. Please see below for our intended learning for the second half of the autumn term.
Autumn second half term 2021
|1 01.11.21||Make some observational drawings at the church of areas/objects shown by Rev. Lubbe. Take photos of the stained glass windows and recreate with collage materials when back in class (Art focus). *Visit Rev. Lubbe at the church and video of Max explaining a day in the life of a high school student.|
|2 08.11.21||Identify basic needs of animals including humans, and describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene (Science focus). *Visits from parents to explain their careers and daily roles and routines linked to the human body and animals.|
|3 15.11.21||The history of fashion – identify significant designers in time (History). *Visits from parents to explain their careers and daily roles and routines.|
|4 22.11.21||Identify a healthy and varied, balanced diet – where does our food come from? (DT focus). *Visits from parents to explain their careers and daily roles and routines.|
|5 29.11.21||To use our voices to sing expressively and creatively. Practise songs for a Christmas performance, either in person or virtually or pre-recorded (Music focus). *Visits from parents to explain their careers and daily roles and routines.|
|6 06.12.21||To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. Christmas crafts and activities (Art focus).|
|7 13.12.21||RE days x 2 RSE day 2 Computing Round up research|
We will also be sharing some Roald Dahl texts as our class readers, so if you have any at home it would be good to dig them out and have a look through them. Maybe you could start to read and share some Roald Dahl stories together?
If your child enjoys playing with Lego, you could sign up for free to subscribe to the Lego magazine by visiting https://www.lego.com/en-gb/life/magazine This is a great way to encourage your child to read and is always fun for them to receive post through the letter box.
To support our spelling skills we will be using Spelling Shed and Ed Shed both in class and at home. Please let me know if you need your child’s log in details sent home.
There are also some fun spelling activities you can try at home, by visiting https://readingeggs.co.uk/articles/2020/01/31/spelling-games/
Recommended Readers for Year 2
We love to read in Maple Class, and I am looking forward to hearing about all the different stories, poems and information books you have been reading. If you need some inspiration for reading, check out this recommended readers list for Year 2 children. Let me know if you find one you really love, you could even fill out a book review about it.
For the second half of the Autumn Term we will be looking in detail at Addition and Subtraction. Please find below the knowledge organiser that might help you support your child at home and to show you how we will be learning all about these areas of Maths. Talking to your child about the key vocabulary listed on the knowledge organiser, and ensuring they know what all the words mean, will be incredibly beneficial to their mathematical journey.
If you visit the third space learning site https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/maths-games-ks1/ you will find lots of fun and practical games you can play at home to suport all areas of your child’s maths learning. Let me know if you find a really exciting and fun game we could play in class.
Maple Class will have PE on Monday and Thursday afternoons, so please ensure they come to school dressed in their PE kit with their school jumper if it’s a bit chilly. Can earrings also be removed for these PE days too, thank you.
Every Wednesday after school, in Maple Class, we enjoy Lego Club. We have time to complete a free build, before our different challenges each week. We also are awarded Lego certificates for our craftsmanship. Look at what we have been building.
We have a number of online resources that you can use at home to help your children.
Bug Club Reading
Information regarding your child’s Bug Club login details can be found inside their yellow reading diaries. Please visit www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login
This site allows children to practise their handwriting and spelling.
Refer to emailed school newsletters for log in details.
We use Purple Mash for teaching computing, but is also contains games sections for practising English & Maths at home. All children have their own individual log-in, which is printed inside their yellow reading diary if they cannot remember it.
PIXL Times Table App:
All Year 2 pupils have an individual log-in for the times table app – please speak to class teachers if they cannot remember this.
Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pixl-times-tables/id1300608796
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.matthewwoodfine.timestables&hl=en_GB
This site has some good games and activities in the “Free phonics play” section to help your child practise phonics and tricky words we have been learning in class.