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Year 2 - Cherry

Welcome to class Cherry!

 

Class Information

Welcome to Cherry Class.

We have 25 children in our class.

The teachers in our class are:

Miss Akhtar and Mrs Loonat.

 

What you need to know:

 

Reading Books

Children will  have one Guided Reading lesson each week. All the children will have an opportunity to read to an adult during these sessions. Please note, that guided reading books will be changed every two weeks.  Each child has a reading diary, each week there will be new reading challenges linked to their guided reading book. Please complete the challenges with your children, as well as signing their reading diary. Children will also take home a library book each week, which they will choose from the school library area. 

 

Homework

Each half term a 'Homework menu' will be sent home. This will contain challenges that link to our topic . You can then select one challenge to complete per weekend. Please bring homework books back on Monday morning.

 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home on a weekly basis. Please practise reading and spelling these words at home as much as possible, in preparation for Spelling Quiz the following week.


PE

Our P.E. day for this half term is Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school on this day.

PE kit includes: a white T shirt, navy or black jogging bottoms/shorts and a pair of pumps.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

How you can help at home:

  • Support your child with completing their homework challenges, ensuring they return them on a weekly basis.
  • Practise reading and writing the weekly spellings that are sent home.
  • Prompt your child to remember their book bag and P.E kit, to encourage their independence 
  • Read every day with your child, making the experience as fun and supportive as possible. Remember to make a note in the reading diary when you have read your book together. 
  • Don't feel limited by only reading the books sent home from school; try visiting your local library as they have lots of exciting books for you to borrow!

 

Things you could do after reading:

  • Question your child about what they have read to ensure that they understand.
  • Ask​ your child which part of the story they liked best and why.
  • Ask your child to draw and describe their favourite character and say why they like them.
  • Close the book and ask your child to retell the story in their own words.
  • Draw a story map for the book they have been reading.
  • Practise reading the story with expression; you could act out a scene from the book.
  • In the book is factual, discuss what you have learnt from their book. Is there anything else they would like to find out? How could you research it?

 

Useful Websites:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html

http://www.ictgames.com/aztecTakeAway/index.html

Spring 1:

 Fire, Fire!

 

                                                                   

 

Spring 1 Overview:
What we are learning this week:

Monday 5th February 2018

English - This week we will be learning about the Great Fire of London! We will begin the week by discussing what we already know and thinking about what we would like to learn. We will use this to develop our research skills to find the answers to our questions. 

 

Maths - This week we will be learning about division. We will be learning to solve our problems practically and by using arrays and mental strategies to calculate the answer to problems. We will be learning how to answer word problems.

 

Topic - We will be developing our skills as historians by researching the Great Fire of London. We will also be constructing timelines linked to the events surrounding the Great Fire of London. In addition to this, we will be making our own Tudor style houses. We will also be learning about Online Safety, as part of Online Safety Day. 

Monday 29th January 2018

English - This week we will writing our very own dragon stories! We will be using the setting and character writing from last week to develop our writing. We will be using a range of word types and using different sentence openers in our writing. 

 

Maths -  In maths we will be learning about multiplication this week. We will be recapping on the vocabulary associated with multiplication and developing our fluency skills. Towards the end of the week we will apply our skills to reasoning and problem solving challenges. 

 

Topic - This week as part our DT project we will be making our own dragons according to our design criteria. We will be continuing our work on 'going for goals' in PSHE. In computing we are continuing our work on coding using the tynker software. 

Monday 26th January 2018

English - This week we will be developing our own dragon characters. We will be using adjectives to describe the characters traits. We will then use these characters in our very own stories!

 

Maths -  In maths we will be learning about length, focusing on using standard measurements. We will be applying our addition and subtraction knowledge to length problems. 

 

Topic - This week we have a visit from an Imam as part of our interfaith project. We will continue to develop our work on the three religions during RE lessons this week.  We will continue our coding work in computing, developing our knowledge on programming. In design and technology we will be designing and creating our own dragons. 

Monday 15th January 2018

English - This week we will be writing instructions and letter writing. We will continue to include different types of sentences in our writing.

 

Maths -  In maths we will continue our work on money. We will be using our knowledge of money to add amounts together and subtract amounts to get change. 

 

Topic -  In RE we will reflect on our visit to the Sikh temple and Dewsbury Minister. We will be learning more about the Sikh faith and writing thank you letters to the Sikh temple, Dewsbury Minister and the interfaith team. We will continue our coding work in computing, developing our knowledge on programming. 

Monday 8th January 2018

English - This week we will be writing predictions and newspaper reports. We will also be learning how to include different types of sentences in our writing.

 

Maths -  In maths we are learning about money. We are learning how to count the value of coins and notes and also how to select coins and notes to make a specific value.

 

Topic - We are starting our new PSHE topic based on going for goals. We will be setting ourselves personal 'targets' for the next half term.  In science we are considering how different materials move; which materials, twist, bend or stretch? In computing we will be using software to help us develop our coding skills. 

Autumn 2:

A Twist in the Tale!

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2 Overview:

 

 

What are we learning this week:

Monday 11th December 2017

 

English This week we will continue our work on Aladdin. We will be using our planning from the previous week to write a detailed description of Aladdin's cave!  

 

Maths -  In maths we are learning about shapes this week.  We will be learning about the properties of 2D and 2D shapes.

 

Topic - In our topic work we will be learning about the countries in the United Kingdom, its surrounding seas and the capital cities. We will also be learning about the Christmas story in RE.

Monday 4th December 2017

English This week we will begin our week by writing instructions for our cupcake recipe! Our English lessons for the remainder of the week will link to the story of 'Aladdin'. We will be thinking about the setting of the story and using adverbs and adjectives to describe the setting. 

 

Maths -  In maths we are continuing to learn about subtraction, we will be subtracting 1 digit numbers from 2 digit numbers (27 - 4 =). We will be using a range of strategies to help us solve the number sentences. 

 

Topic - In our topic work we will have be working on group geography projects. We will be learning about the 7 continents and deciding on which country we would like to research. Through this project we will also be developing our computing skills such as word processing and researching. 

Monday 27th November 2017

 

English - This week we will be researching and writing our own non- chronological reports about wolves. We will focus on using conjunctions and adjectives in our writing. We will also be thinking about which sentence types are more suitable for a non-chronological report.

 

Maths -  In maths we are learning to add two two-digit numbers together and exchange the 1's for a 10. We will learn different strategies to help us with this, including: using resources, using pictures and also column addition. We will be moving onto subtraction later in the week, when we will be subtracting 1 digit from a two digit number. 

 

Topic - In our topic work we will have a special visitor come to work with us in computing and teach us all about coding. We will be continuing our work on new life in RE. 

Monday 20th November 2017

 

English -   This week are comparing alternative versions of the story 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We will be thinking about the events in the story from other character's perspectives, including the Big Bad Wolf. We will be writing letters from the wolf to Grandma focusing on his perspective.  

 

Maths - This week we learning how to add using the column method. We will also be learning to cross the tens. Towards the end of the week we will be moving on to subtraction.

 

Topic - During our topic work we will be learning about how Christians welcome a new life. We will be learning all about our rights and universal children's day. 

Monday 13th November 2017

English -  This week we are learning all about traditional tales! What are they? What are the features of a traditional tale? We will be looking at the characters in Little Red Riding Hood and identifying their characteristics by looking at the text. 

Maths - We will be continuing our work on addition and subtraction this week. We will continue to use apparatus before moving onto using number lines. We are adding 2 2 digit numbers together. 

Topic - For RE this week we will be learning about welcoming new life. We will be looking at our baby pictures. We will also be looking at the origins and the meaning of our names. 

Monday 6th November 2017

English -  This week we will be fantastic reporters! We are going to write newspaper articles about Bonfire Night! We will be looking at the features of a newspaper report to help us. 

Maths - We will be continuing our work on addition and subtraction this week. 

Topic - Topic will revolve around the theme of Remembrance day. We will be learning about the importance of Remembrance day. This week we will also have science day on Friday. The children will have the opportunity to take part in a range of science experiments!

                                           

 

Welcome back to an exciting new half term! As you are aware it is Bonfire Night on 5th November, in Year 2 we will be learning all about it!

 

Monday 31st October 2017

English -  This week we will be writing our very own poetry inspired by Bonfire Night and the amazing firework displays. We will start the week by writing our very own shape poems!

 

Maths - We will be moving onto addition and subtraction this week. We will be looking at related facts  to begin with. 

 

Topic - Topic will revolve around the theme of Bonfire Night. In history we will learn all about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We will be also looking at the safety aspect of using fireworks and ensuring we stay safe. 

Autumn 1:

Superheroes!

 

Autumn 1 Overview:
What we are learning this week:

Monday 16th October 2017

English -  This week we will be using our own SuperVeggies to write our own Supertato story! We will also be doing some SPAG work looking at nouns, adjectives and verbs. 

 

Maths - We will be moving onto addition and subtraction this week. We will begin this by recapping on our comparison signs. We will use our comparison signs to compare number sentences!

 

Topic - In DT we will be designing, making and evaluating our own superhero vegetables.. We will continue to be using the computer to design superhero logos. We will be focusing on saving and retrieving these files.  

Monday 9th October 2017

English -  This week we will be writing our own newspaper articles to tell everyone in school about our visit from the Evil Pea!

 

Maths - We will be continuing our work on  partitioning two-digit numbers into different combinations e.g. 34 can be 30 + 4, but can also be made using 14 + 20, or 24 + 10.

 

Topic - In science we will be continuing our superhero Training looking at the importance of exercise, healthy eating and hygiene. In DT we will be designing our own Vegetable Superheroes. We will be using the computer to design superhero logos. In RE we will be learning how Muslims pray. 

 

Monday 2nd October 2017

English -  This week we have a special mission: to create our own superhero characters. We will be designing their logos, outfits and thinking carefully about which superpowers they have.

 

Maths - This week we will be developing our knowledge of place value and two digit numbers by comparing the value of numbers using the symbols <, = and >. 

 

Topic - During our art lessons we are developing our skills in using a range of art mediums. We will be creating mixed-media self portraits. In PSHE we will be considering what things we are responsible for, both at home and at school. We will be considering how having these responsibilities can help others as well as ourselves. In computing we will be continuing to work on our superhero logo designs!

Monday 25th September 2017

English - This week we will be working doing some sequencing work on the story of 'Supertato'. We will be practising our sentences writing and remembering to include time connectives in our work. 

 

Maths - We will be continuing our work on place value of two-digit numbers. We will be using our knowledge of place value to compare two digit numbers. We will be looking at the signs greater than and less than when comparing the numbers. 

 

Topic - In our RE topic work we are thinking about the importance of prayer. We will be learning about christian's and how they pray this week. In Art we will be creating self portraits using different mediums, such as fine pen.  In Science we will be learning to recognise that humans and animals have offspring which turn into adults. 

Monday 18th September 2017

English - This week we will be using ambitious vocabulary to write character descriptions of the different superheroes in the film 'The Incredibles'.  Later in the week we will read the story 'Supertato'. 

 

Maths - This week we will be continuing our work on place value of two-digit numbers. We will be developing our knowledge and skills on problem solving and reasoning problems. Later in the week we will be working on placing numbers on a number line. 

 

Topic - In our RE topic work we are thinking about the importance of prayer. We will be learning about christian's and how they pray this week. In Art we will be creating self portraits using different mediums. In Computing we will be continuing our work on creating our own superhero logo's.

 

 

Monday 11th September 2017

 

English - We will be using the film 'The Incredibles' during our English lessons this week. Our main focus this week will be to extend our vocabulary by using thesauruses to find alternative words with the same meaning and dictionaries to check the meaning of unfamiliar words.

 

Maths - In our maths lessons we will be matching written number names to digits e.g. 'sixty seven' to '67'. In our maths lessons we will be learning about place value. We will be using resources such as base 10 to work out the tens and ones in a two-digit number. We will be developing our place value vocabulary during these lessons.

 

Topic - In our topic work we will be creating our self portraits. We will be using mirrors to look closely at our features. We will also be looking at the features of our peers and drawing them. We will begin to use different types of media in our work.

 

 


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