Summer Term 2017-2018

Beech Class, Year 2

(Miss Harper, Miss Martin, Mr Evans for interventions)

Class Governor: Nicholas

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

What a fantastic Spring 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

Brio Centre (multiskills competitions) – 26th April

Princes Road Synagogue – 12th June

End of KS1 Assessments

These will be held within the full month of May. This will ensure we can administer the assessments in a in small groups.

Topic

Journeys

An exciting term ahead as we explore different continents, complete fieldwork, create maps and keys, learn compass points, learn about the significant lives of others e.g. John Mc Adam and explore how people travel in other countries as well as what we might need to travel to other countries!

We will also learn about Jewish beliefs of God.

Maths

In Maths this term we will look at position and direction, time, problem solving and weight & measurement.

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 explanation texts to show the Year One class how to make a wish using Aladdin’s lamp. We will then create our own Aladdin stories before finishing off with some beautiful rhyming poetry.
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:
 
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 (until the last week of May).

We change reading books every, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, please bring reading books to school so they can be checked.

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