Autumn Term 2018

Beech Class, Year 2

(Miss McIntosh, Miss Martin, Mrs Sutherland and Miss McLaughlin)

 

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

Welcome to Year Two The Oaks Community Primary School. I hope everyone had a fantastic summer break and is ready 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.

Topic

‘What makes a superhero brave?’

We will be learning about real life heroes such as Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake and discovering what it takes to be brave. We will also look at the lives of other significant people and learn how to put events in chronological order. 

Maths

In Maths this term we will learn more about place value and partitioning numbers as well as learning addition and subtraction facts off by heart and practising a range of addition and subtraction techniques.

Useful websites:

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/

Literacy

The children will continue to enhance their writing skills following the Talk for Writing programme, we will begin by reading ‘The Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram and then we will add our own special touch as authors. 

 

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

Our Science topic this term is ‘Materials’. As scientists we will be learning about a range of everyday materials, classifying materials and their properties and testing their suitability for different purposes. 

Drama

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

Art and PE

Lessons take place on Tuesday mornings, the children need a full PE kit in school.

 

Homework & Reading

Homework consists of: reading & number facts learning.

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.

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 McIntosh