Magnolia Class - Year 2
Welcome to Magnolia class.
Miss Peake is our class teacher and Mrs Harden is our teaching assistant. Mrs Olverson works in our class each morning and she also looks after us at lunchtime. Mrs Houghton works in Magnolia Class each Thursday afternoon.
During our Spring term we will be learning.....
English: Our first topic is 'Pirates'. We will begin by sharing lots of non fiction texts and writing our own explanations of various pirate related topics. We will then share some pirate themed stories written by Johnny Duddle and finish our topic by reading and writing some pirate themed poems. In the second half term we will study an extract from Aladdin and then write some instructions about salads.
Maths: We will begin our term with some place value and number work. We will then apply this to measurement and money. We will also be practising the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Science: During the first half term we will investigate a range of everyday materials, exploring their properties and uses. In the second half term we will learn about plants. We will complete some experiments to determine the best conditions for growth.
Geography: During the first half term we will be learning about India. We have links with a school in India and we will be holding a video call to learn more about the weather and geographical features around Barnes School.
History: After half term we will learn about a famous cricketer called Leroy Constantine who played for Lancashire.
Art: We will experiment using food products to dye fabric. This fabric will then be used to make a pirate flag. We will also be using clay to make a model of a pirate ship.
Design and Technology: In the second half term we will be designing and making a healthy salad.
Music: This term we will be learning how to play the descant recorder. We will learn lots of notes and practise some pieces of music which we will perform at the end of the term.
PSHE: We will discuss 'Relationships' and 'Individual liberty'.
RE: In the first half term we will study Islam. We will discuss why Muslims think it is important to obey God. In the second half term we will consider the beliefs that unite the Christian community.
Computing: During the first half term we will be considering the wide range of technology we use in our everyday life. After half term we will be learning about digital photography and investigating ways to edit the photographs we take.
PE: Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Remember to wear your PE kits to school on these days. On Wednesdays we will be practising our team building skills with Miss Peake and on Thursday we will be playing bench ball with Mrs Houghton.
Please bring a pair of pumps, in a school PE bag, for use during Dance and Gymnastics sessions. These can be left in school.
Homework: This will be issued every Friday and needs to be returned to school by Wednesday.
Spellings: These will be set each Friday and tested the following Friday. These will be related to the words the children have been practising in their lessons. The words to be learnt will be sent home in the children's homework folder.
Things you need to bring to school everyday:
Reading book in a A4 wallet.
School bag (no rucksacks please as we are limited for space)
We look forward to an exciting term ahead and we will keep you updated by posting photos on dojo. Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.