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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 Autumn term we will be learning..... 


English:  The first text we will share this year is "The Way Home for Wolf". We will recap various writing skills based upon this story. We will then look at letter writing through the story of "The Jolly Postman" and end the half term reading and writing poetry based on the seasons and fireworks. After half term, we will read traditional tales with a twist including "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!" and many others. We will end the term by learning how to read and write instructions and creating our own finger puppets based on twisted traditional tales.
Maths:  During our first half term we will be focussing on key skills to ensure a good understanding of maths vocabulary and methods. We will start with number and place value and then move onto measuring length and mass. Next, we will work on addition and subtraction skills and finish the half term looking at geometry, focussing on 2-D and 3-D shape.

Science:  In the first half term we will be looking at the human life cycle and how we grow. After half term we will learn how we keep ourselves fit and healthy.


Geography: During the first half term we will be learning about the weather. We will learn about how weather changes over time and in different places. The children will learn about weather reports and use their knowledge to do their own weather report. 


History: After half term we will learn about the importance of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell and the changes they made to nursing. We will take this up to present day and look at the NHS now and how important it is to us, especially over the last few years.

If you work within the NHS and are happy to come into school to discuss what it is like in the modern day please contact us so we can set up a day for the children to meet you and ask pre-written questions 

Art: We will learn about the importance of line, paint and texture. We will study the work of Picasso and Chaissac and use this as an inspiration for our own work.
Design and Technology: Towards the end of the term we will look at how to design and build a moving vehicle. We will take inspiration from the season and creative a festive treat.

Music: During the first half term we will learn about pulse, rhythm and pitch. We will learn that music has a pulse, a steady beat. Music is also made up of long and short and high and low sounds, called ‘rhythm’ and ‘pitch’. These elements combine when we sing and play.

During the second half term we will practise our singing and learn a variety of songs that we will perform for you at Christmas.
PSHE:   This half term we will complete work from the SEAL topic 'New Beginnings'. In this we will think about how it feels to start a new school year and what we want to achieve during it. After the half term, we will study "Living in the Wider World". We will consider how our actions can  have a positive  effect on the world.
RE: We are learning about the Christian faith this term and asking the focus question - Does how we treat the world matter? We will look at things we can do to make our world a better place and how Christian beliefs line up with this. We will then look at the Christmas story and discuss why Christians celebrate this important time of the year.
Computing: We will be going to the computer suite once a week and learning key skills to use the computers easily. We’ll learn about coding and how to create a simple coded activity. We then will learn about email and how to safely contact others using the internet. Each half term we will have a week outside of the computer suite to learn about e-safety and how to be safe and look after each other while using the internet

 PE: Our PE days continue to be  Mondays and Thursdays. Remember to wear your PE kits to school on these days. On Mondays Lancashire Sports Partners will  lead our  lessons. On Thursday afternoons Mrs Houghton will teach our  lesson.  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. This will be English/Maths on alternate weeks. 


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) 

  • Water bottle. 

  • Snack 


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.