Magnolia Class - Year 2
Welcome to Magnolia class.
Mrs Caldwell is our class teacher and Mrs Harden is our teaching assistant.
During our Spring term we will be learning.....
English: We will begin the term by reading a variety of stories written by Jonny Duddle. We will learn some new vocabulary and write our own pirate stories. We will then use our knowledge about pirates to write a non-chronological report and a persuasive poster to encourage people to join our own pirate crew. After half term we will share a narrative piece based on Lily Murray’s adaption of the Disney Classic Aladdin. Finally, we will end the term writing instructions based on our DT topic of healthy eating and making salads.
Maths: This term we will be revisiting many key skills including place value, addition and subtraction. We will also be developing new skills involving fractions, money, time, position and shape.
Science: In the first half term, we will be learning about materials and testing the best material to use in different situations. In the second half term we will study plants and learn how they grow.
Geography: We are linked with a school in India and we will explore the area around the school. We will then compare this to our locality which we studied last half term.
History: After half term we will learn about the history of schools. We will explore key points in education and how they have changed to make school the way it is today. We will learn what school was like for children in different eras.
Art: We will learn how to create art on textiles and design our own pirate flag. We will explore the use of natural materials to create dyes and investigate the colours we can make. Next half term we will look at printing and create a piece of work based on Fiona Rae’s artwork.
Design and Technology: Towards the end of the term we will look at fresh food and how to safely prepare vegetables. The children will taste a variety of salad items and then design and make their own salad. We will then look at instruction writing as part of our English.
Music: This term we will learn how to play the recorder as a class. Work will be posted online to support the children when they practise at home.
PSHE: This half term we will complete work from the SEAL topic Good to be Me where we will learn about ourselves and our mental and physical health. After the half term, we will continue to work on these topics in our Health and Wellbeing topic.
RE: We are learning about the Islamic faith this half term and asking the focus question- Why do Muslims believe it is important to obey God? We will then look at the Christian faith and discuss what unites the Christian community.
Computing: We will be going to the computer suite each week and learning key skills to use the computers easily. We will start by learning some basic programming on the scratch software. After half term we will learn how to take digital photographs and edit them.
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 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 term ahead and we will keep you updated by posting photos on dojo. Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.