Class 2JM 2018-2019
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Welcome to our new class page!
We hope that you have had a lovely summer. We certainly have a lot of exciting learning planned for the coming term! Keep checking this page, the news items and the gallery for updates.
Ready to Learn. Working Hard. Making Progress.
English: We will be starting the year with our Talk 4 Writing fiction unit on 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We will be focusing on the use of adjectives and will learn how to use adjective pairs in our writing.
In our spelling lessons, we will be looking at each of the long vowels and the different ways that these can be written when spelling. Now we are in Year 2, we need to start making the right choice so that we spell words correctly. We will also be recapping on the spelling of plurals, the rules for adding the suffixes -ed, -ing, -er and -est and the rules for adding the prefix -un.
We will be given plenty of opportunities to practise the correct formation, size and orientation of our cursive letters.
Maths: We will be starting the year focusing on place value and applying this in a range of ways. We will then be reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100 and beyond. The < and > signs will be used to compare numbers and we will apply this knowledge to compare calculations. We will practise counting on and back in 2's, 5's and 10's and use this knowledge to help us start to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Science: Our unit in science will focus on the uses of everyday materials. We will be thinking about different materials and their properties. We will use this knowledge to consider the suitability of a range of materials for differenet purposes and will put our ideas to the test when we perform some scientific investigations.
History: In history we will be comparing means of communication at the time of World War 1 with today. We will learn about how people's behaviour and daily lives were different at this time and how important animals were in the war effort.
Art: Our art unit is all about colour. We will start the year by learning about the primary and secondary colours. We will then explore creating tints and shades of different colours.
PE: Our Tuesday PE lesson will focus on underarm throwing, rolling, kicking and punting a ball with increasing accuracy. We will practise these skills discretely and then apply them in games situations.
In our Friday lesson, we will be creating our own dance with the theme of Africa.
RE: In RE, we will be learning about objects that might be found in a Jewish home and how these link to the Jewish way of life. We will learn about the festivals of Shabbat and Chanukah.
Some key days to remember:
Reading books changed: Monday/Friday
Reading Racetrack: Friday
Spelling Test: Friday
PE days: Tuesday/Friday
Homework given out: Thursday
Homework due in: Tuesday
Library books changed: Friday (every other week)
Violin lessons: Wednesday
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