Magnolia Class - Year 2
Welcome to Magnolia class.
Mrs Caldwell is our class teacher and Mrs Harden is our teaching assistant.
During our Autumn term we will be learning.....
English: First we will revise our writing skills through the text ‘The Way Home for Wolf’. We will then share the story of ‘The Jolly Postman’ and practise our letter writing skills. At the end of the first half term we will be reading and writing poetry based on fireworks. During the second half term we will read traditional tales with a twist including ‘The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!’ 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 term we will be focussing on key skills to ensure a good understanding of a wide range of vocabulary and methods. We will start with place value and simple addition and subtraction before moving onto understanding shape, multiplication and fractions. We will use different contexts to support our learning including measurement (length, weight, capacity), money, time and statistics.
Science: In the first half term, we will be looking at the human life cycle and learning about how we grow and change. After half term, we will learn how to keep ourselves fit and healthy through exercise, healthy food and good hygiene.
Topic: In our geography lessons we will use maps to support our understanding of the buildings and grounds around school. After half term, in our history lessons, we will learn about the importance of Florence Nightingale and the changes she made to nursing. We will make comparisons to the modern-day NHS and discuss 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 talk to the children about your role please message us on dojo and we can arrange a convenient date.
Art: We will learn the importance of line, paint and texture when making artwork and use work created by Chaissac as inspiration for our own pieces. After half term, we will learn different methods for simple printing and how we can use printing to add texture.
Design and Technology: Towards the end of the term we will look at how to design and make a moving vehicle. We will take inspiration from the festive season and creative a festive treat.
Music: During the first half term we will learn how to listen carefully to a range of natural sounds and the important vocabulary we can use to describe what we hear. In the second half term we will practise our singing and learn a variety of songs that we will perform for you at our Christmas themed assembly.
PSHE: As it is the start of a new academic year, we will begin with the SEAL topic ‘Going for Goals’. During this topic 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 look at ‘Living in the Wider World’ and how we can be active towards creating a better world.
RE: Our focus question is: Does how we treat the world matter? We will look at the 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 why Christians celebrate this important time of the year.
Computing: We will work in the computer suite each week and learn key skills. We will learn about coding and how to create a simple coded activity. We will then learn about email and how to safely contact others using the internet. Each half term we also focus on an area of e-safety and learn how to be safe and look after each other while using the internet.
PE: Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. Remember to wear your PE kits to school on these days. On Monday afternoon Mrs Caldwell and Mrs Woodward will teach our lesson on alternate weeks. On Thursday afternoons Mrs Dykes will teach our PE 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)
We look forward to an exciting year ahead and we will keep you updated by posting photos on dojo. Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.