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WELCOME TO YEAR 2A

St Bernadette  Class

 

Spring 2024

 

 

Welcome back to school!

 

 

 

 

Important Information:

 

Home Learning and Book Bags

Book bags will be sent home with a new reading book and  reading for pleasure book every Friday. This is a book to share with the family and discuss together. It is a great opportunity to build a love of reading together. Please ensure book bags are brought in each Thursday. Home learning projects will be set each half-term linked to pupils class learning. These should be completed throughout the half-term in learning logs or on Seesaw. Home learning will be shared in class in the final week of the half-term, where the children will be able to celebrate their learning with their class. We will also look on our class Seesaw page during this time too! 

 

Water bottles

Water bottles should be brought into class each day. Pupils will have access to these throughout the day.

 

Reading, Phonics and Spellings

   

Reading Eggs -  It is vital that your child reads regularly each night and has an opportunity to practice their comprehension skills in order to support their progress in reading. Children should be aiming to complete a step on their own reading map each week, this is identified by the lesson quiz and the end. Children may also use this platform to access an electronic library of books. There is a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction material for them to read for pleasure.

 

My Maths

 

My Maths tasks are set every week and these should be completed on the My Maths website.  My Maths supports the children's learning in class, as well as consolidating previous learning. 

 

PE Days

Our PE days will be on a Tuesday and Thursday.  Children should come into school wearing their PE kits on these days. Please ensure your child's name is in all items of clothing including their basic school uniform. If your child's name is not on their items of clothing this makes it very difficult to locate lost items. If you are unsure of what your child needs for their PE kit please see our School uniform policy.

Religion

This term we will be learning about Special People and Meals. We will learn about the special jobs that must be done in the Church and during Mass and the importance of sharing meals with our families. Following this, we will then explore the Changes that take place in the run up to Easter. 

English

In English we will be using a range of texts, such as Meerkat Mail and Somebody Swallowed Stanley.  Both of these children's books allow for creative writing, where children will be able to write their own story as well as further develop descriptive writing strategies. 

 

Maths

In Maths this term we will be developing children’s skills in length, statistics and time.  Children will use then use this knowledge to solve problems. After completing the Mastering Number Programme, children will understand how to solve mental arithmetic problems using known facts.  A key focus area will be to challenge children to apply the skills learnt to gain a deeper understanding of the application of mathematical concepts in the real world.

Science

In Science we will be learning about Materials.  Building on their knowledge of the suitability of materials, children will carry out an investigation trying to help Sunny, the meerkat with a suitable material for an umbrella.  This term also gives children the perfect opportunity to do some planting and understanding the different parts of both plants and trees.  Children will investigate the variable conditions needed for a plant to grow healthily. Children will record growth patterns and begin to understand the impact of the conditions upon the growth of plants.

Topic

 

This half term we will start our unit 'The Great Fire Of London'.  During this unit we will be using our retrieval and inference skills when looking at a range of sources from 1666 to understand what happened during the great fire, what caused it, who was to blame and we will investigate what changes have been made since the Great Fire and how they have impacted us today.  We will then use our findings to take part in a class debate about where we think the blame lies. 

We will learn to plot key events on our class timeline and compare London in the past to London now. We will go on a virtual tour of London in the 1600s and discuss the similarities and differences between key time periods.  We will be going on a trip to Staircase House where we will deepen our understanding of the Great Fire of London. 

PSHE

Throughout the summer term we will be working through our module 'Created and loved by God'. Within this module we will cover four units, starting with religious understanding to support our learning of PSHE themes. We will then move onto the unit 'Me, My Body, My Health' before exploring the third unit 'Emotional Wellbeing'. We will finish the summer term looking at our final unit of 'Life Cycles'. For any further information please see the TenTen parent portal. ​​​​​​

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