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Welcome to Aughton Town Green Primary School Only My Best Is Good Enough For Me

Silver Birch Class - Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 and Silver Birch class. We have lots of great things to learn this year and are excited to welcome you back to school.

 

Please make sure your child has the following things in school:

  • an A4 plastic wallet for reading books/reading record
  • a bookbag (please no rucksacks as our cloakrooms are small)
  • a PE bag with black pumps inside (this will stay at school)
  • a reusable water bottle
  • a fruit snack for the afternoon

 

Please can children come into school in their PE kits on Monday and Thursday each week. They will need a red PE top, blue tracksuit bottoms (not leggings) and trainers.

 

Our classroom staff are:

Mrs Salkeld (class teacher)

Mrs Roberts (class teaching assistant)

Mrs Houghton (class teacher for cover)

Mrs Foster (welfare assistant)

 

 

Things to do with your child

You can help ensure your child learns and practises key skills by doing the following every week:

  • reading at least 10 minutes, 3 times a week (this can be school reading books, online books or books at home, please log this in school reading record so your child can earn prizes and feel encouraged by the work they’re doing)
  • practise and learn spellings
  • complete and return homework tasks
  • practise their 2 times table on hit the button -https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

We will update this list throughout the year as more appropriate tasks become relevant.

Homework 2nd December

 

This week we have been looking at telling the time. Children have been learning to tell the time to o'clock and the half hour and some have started to look at quarter past and quarter to.

Children have got the appropriate level for them in their folders.

Spellings

 

Below are the spellings for this week. We will test the children on these on Friday 9/12.
We are embracing Christmas this week. Some of these words are tricky so just try your best it is just a bit of Christmas fun.
Send us a photo of your child practising their spellings 😊

Christmas
pudding
turkey
sprouts
present
crackers
sleigh
candy
reindeer
Santa Clause

Forest School - October

 

We had a great time with Mrs Dykes and Mrs Houghton in our forest school. We did lots of exciting activities including:

  • Looking at how the eco-garden had changed
  • Finding hazards
  • Den building
  • Creating a leaf pit for compost

 

We remembered what sticky feet means and listened really carefully to instructions.

 

The children were amazing and the rain even held off for us. We all had our waterproof coats with us though just in case!

Forest School - October

 

We had a great time with Mrs Dykes and Mrs Houghton in our forest school. We did lots of exciting activities including:

  • Finding hazards
  • Den building
  • Mini-beast hunting
  • Identifying plants
  • Bark rubbing
  • Digging and clearing

 

We learned new terms like 'sticky feet' and what we need to do when a teacher says it.

 

The children were brilliant even though it was really windy. We realised that no matter the weather we'll always be able to be outside.

Meet the teacher presentation 2022

Our Autumn Curriculum

 

We have lots of rewards available for children to earn for behaviour and effort as well as brilliant work! We use ClassDojo where you can keep updated with any amazing achievements.

 

English - Our first topic will be reading the story The Way Home for Wolf and recapping various writing skills based upon the story. We will then look at letter writing through The Jolly Postman book and end the half term reading and writing poetry based on 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 term we will be focussing on key skills to ensure a good understanding of maths 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 your child’s 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 how we grow. After half term, we will learn how we keep ourselves fit and healthy to support our bodies.

 

Topic – We start the year by studying Geography and learn about our school. We will use maps to support our understanding of the buildings and grounds and learn how to read and make them.

After half term, we will change to a History unit and learn about the importance of Florence Nightingale and the changes she 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 how important line, paint and texture is when making artwork. To show this we will use the artist Chaissac as inspiration for our own art. After half term, we will learn different methods of 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 build a moving vehicle. We will take inspiration from the season and creative a festive treat.

 

Music – To the start the term off, we will learn how to use our ears to listen carefully using natural sounds and important vocabulary to describe what we can hear. Then we will practise our singing and learn a variety of songs that we will perform for you.

 

PSHE – As it is the start of a new year, we will begin with the SEAL topic Going for Goals. 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 then look at Living in the Wider World and how we can be active in the world for the better.

 

RE – We are learning all 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 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.

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