Beech

Spring Term 2017-2018

Beech Class, Year 2

(Miss Harper, Miss Martin, Mrs Hutchinson – Jones)

Class Governor: Nicholas

Welcome carers, governors and children to the Beech Class page!

What a fantastic Autumn term we had here at The Oaks Community Primary School. I hope everyone is refreshed and energised for an exciting term ahead.

Our passion in the Beech class is to have a love for learning. We are keen to try anything and always there to help ourselves and others succeed.

Trips

Welly Walk – Date TBC

Parents Information Morning

An information evening for parents regarding the children’s learning expectations in Year 2 (with freebie books!) will be held this term – Date TBC

Topic

My Country England

An exciting term ahead as we explore the history and geography of our country England. Topics will include looking at the map of the UK and the main citiies. We will also learn about the importance of Remembrance Day,  Florence Nightingale and The Great Fire of London.

We will also look at Jesus as a story teller and the importance of his story telling.

Maths

In Maths this term we will look at Multiplication and Division, Statistics (pictograms and graphs), and revise topics such as time.

Useful websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/place_the_penguin/big_sound/full.shtml

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/multiplication-and-division

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling+time

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1numeracy.html

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

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

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Literacy

We started off this term with writing poems about ourselves, looking at the use of ‘like’ and ‘as’ to compare ourselves to other things to really liven up our descriptive writing!
We will then move on to a traditional tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Followed by literacy surrounding our Global Learning Project – Us and Them.

Phonics/Spellings
We follow the Letters and Sounds documents and most children will be learning more complex spelling rules related to the Year 2 curriculum.
Useful websites to practise spellings:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=11897

http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/suffix.htm

http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/suffix.htm

Science

We will be planting seeds and learning about how plants grow. Keep an eye out for the tallest plants in our windows!

Music

Music will be taught on a weekly basis on a Monday afternoon. We will first focus on singing songs from the Uk to support the learning of our current topic.

Drama

We will work with Mrs Tudor once every two weeks for drama that relates to our literacy and topic work.

Homework & Reading

Homework consists of: reading & number facts learning.

After the Information Evening, you will have the option to complete tasks in the freebie books.

Read with your child every night or every other night and you will see the lasting benefits of engrossing them in stories!

Please make sure it is clear whether your child has finished a book in their reading record. We check the reading records at least two times a week.

Remember… your child could be in with a chance of reaching 200 reads and a special treat!

Reminders

Year 2 Booster Club – Wednesdays

Art and PE lessons are on a Thursday afternoon, the children need a full PE kit to participate.

Thank you for visiting our class page and please do not hesitate to come in and arrange a meeting if you have any questions.

Miss Harper