Silver Birch Class - Year 2
Welcome to Class Silver Birch!
Our teacher is Ms Sumner who believes that children work best when they are happy, so she tries her hardest to make lessons interesting and fun! Mrs Perry is her TA and works every morning.
Each week, we have a number of awards for children who work hard and are well-behaved. We also have an 'incredible handwriting board' for children who are joining up their writing.
Autumn Term is always very busy but it's great fun!
This term's work:
English - We start the term reading lots of stories by Allan Ahlberg. We especially enjoy 'Funnybones' and the 'Happy Families' books and we use these to write our own stories. Later in the term, we follow instructions to perform magic tricks and learn all about Pirates. Our magic show is a real highlight of the year, as is our Pirate Day!
Maths - We will be really focussing on place value and will play lots of games to help us with this. We will also be improving our addition and subtraction skills.
History - We will be learning all about Florence Nightingale. Our role play area becomes the hospital in Scutari (complete with rats!) and the children love dressing up in our soldiers costumes.
Geography - Our topic is the local area where we live, and we compare it to a contrasting village abroad.
Computing - Our topic for term is Coding. We will be use the 'Scratch Junior' app on the iPads to make our own game.
Science - Our topics for this half term are 'living things' and 'keeping healthy'.
Art - Our topics for this half term are 'living things' and 'keeping healthy'.
Music - We will be working towards a performance of 'Hands, Feet, Heart'.
RE - We will be learning about the festival of Hannukah and will end the unit with a class Hannukah party!
Important days to remember:
Homework: given out on Friday and returned Monday or Tuesday
PE : Thursdays and Fridays (please label all kit!!)
Spellings: Given out Friday and tested the following Friday