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Beech Class Year 2

Welcome to Beech Class

Teacher: Mrs Archer

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Carter
 

 

Autumn 2017

English

Maths

RE       Science Topic PE      

This term children will be working through a number of different units including; 

Traditional tales, reports (newspaper articles), recounts (diary writing), and  poetry

 

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The topics covered in maths will include;

  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction 
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Measure(capacity, length, mass.)
  • Position and Direction
  • Properties of shapes
  • Statistics

 Our first topic is called 'Chosen People'.

 The children will discuss how they are chosen and gifted by God.

They will listen to the stories where God chose Abraham,

Moses and Daniel because of their

trust and faith and

how they chose to

help others.

The second topic is Mysteries where the children will

know that there are

3 persons in 1 God and we can think of God in different ways.

They will

recognise/describe some signs and symbols of the

Trinity

They will know about and reflect on God’s choice of Mary and Joseph and how Jesus is God’s gift to the world.

 

 

 This term we are learning about

animals,

including

humans and their movement.

Pupils will learn about the stages of human growth. They will learn that animals grow until they are adult and that different animals start life in different forms, some as eggs and some as live births and they look at the needs of the young of different species.

Our first topic this term is The Great Fire Of London.

We will look at the cause and effects of the fire; how it changed London and how Samuel Pepys wrote his diary recording many events and facts.  

For the second part of this term our topic will be The First Moon Landing.

We will find out about the missions to Space and about the first men to land on the moon.

 

In P.E

the children will develop their

skills for outdoor games

 and dance.  

 

Other notices: 

-Reading - please ensure you read with your child and record reading in their diary at least 5 times per week. 

- Spelling tests are completed on a Thursday and new spellings are set on a Friday.

Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be completed by the following Wednesday.

PE kits will be needed on a Monday and remain in school the entire week (this should include both outdoor and indoor clothing)

-Please provide a named water bottle for your child.

-The SATs tests for Year 2 will be taking place in the final two weeks of May. In preparation for this, below are some useful links to websites/games that can act as revision for the children covering some of the basic knowledge they require to access the papers; 

 

Useful links for further SAT information;  

http://www.theschoolrun.com/KS1-SATs-in-2016

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-2016-sample-materials#scaled-scores

 

 

 

Useful subject links;

Maths

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

http://mathszone.co.uk/count-and-understand/counting-in-multiples/

http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/maths.htm

 

Literacy (Reading)

http://www.turtlediary.com/game/the-deer-and-the-crocodile.html

http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames.html

 

Literacy (Grammar, spelling and punctuation)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/keystage_1/games/literacy1.shtml

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=40

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

 

Love one another as I have loved you (John 13:34)

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