Spring Term 2019

Beech Class, Year 2

(Miss McIntosh and Miss McLaughlin)

 

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

Welcome to Year Two at The Oaks Community Primary School. I hope everyone had a fantastic break over Christmas and is ready for an exciting term ahead

In Beech class we are keen to learn and always give everything a try! We are already becoming more and more independent in our learning.

We are devoted to following our school rules – Ready, Respectful and Responsible which supports our learning, check out our Twitter page to see this in action!

Topic

‘How did we learn from the Great Fire of London?’

We will be learning about a significant event in the history of the U.K. The children have developed many questions they would like to investigate to become excellent historians. If you can find anything out at home to share with class, that would be fantastic.

Maths

In Maths this term we will complete our unit on money and then learn about multiplication and division, statistics and shape. The children really enjoyed solving money problems at the end of autumn term. The websites below are really useful to keep basic addition and subtraction skills ticking over though. Also, don’t forget how much fun ‘Mathletics’ is, login details are in the front of reading diarires.

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/

English

The children will continue to enhance their writing skills following the Talk for Writing programme, we will begin by reading ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ by Kate Cunningham 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

In Science this term we are looking at the properties of materials and experimenting to see how and if we can change materials in any way. As scientists we need to devise our own questions and think of ways we could find out the answers. So if you get lots of questions at home, encourage your child to think how they might discover some answers.

Drama

We will work with Mrs Tudor on Thursday every week for drama that relates to our English and topic work. Her work is wonderful in promoting deeper thinking about our learning and building confidence.

Art and PE

PE lessons take place on Tuesday mornings, the children need a full PE kit in school. Art takes place on Thursday afternoons with Miss Martin.

Homework & Reading

Homework consists of: reading & number facts learning. Paper homework is given once a week but online maths and spellings can and should be done more often if you have access.

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 every day and aim to change books twice a week (as your child moves through levels and onto longer texts they may not be ready to change as frequently but records are still checked).

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