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Class 2C

Welcome to Class 2C!

Mr Crawford, Mrs Wilson & 30 stars!

 

 

 

 

Term 2 - Winter 2019

 

This is an overview of some of the exciting work Year 2 children will be enjoying in our Second Term.

 

Literacy

 

Reading

 We listen to your child read at least once a week either individually or as a group. Children are reminded to bring reading books in every day and Library books on a Friday.

If your child has finished reading their book, have a good understanding of what has happened in it and they have been asked questions about it, they are able to change their book any day.

We are looking forward to sharing our new online reading scheme "Bug Club". This will provide lots of new, exciting books for the children to read and focus on their comprehension understanding of the book. Details of how to access "Bug Club" will be sent home shortly.

 

Writing

This term the children will be focusing on writing stories in familiar settings and traditional tales. They will enjoy role play activities, planning their own version of stories and writing at length. Accurate spelling plays a major role in the children's assessment at the end of the year. Please continue to support your child in learning their weekly spellings.

 

 

Maths

 

This term the focus will be:

  • Number work: Multiplication, Division and Fractions
  • Problem solving & Reasoning

 

Each week on our ‘learning together’ sheet we will provide details of the math work undertaken in class and set weekly homework using 'My Maths'. 'My Maths' is an on line Maths scheme that is also used by Gilmour Juniors. Each week we set homework related to what has been taught. Your child can access 'My Maths' on any phone,tablet, laptop or PC. If you are not sure how to log on please speak to the class teacher who will be happy to help.

 

 

History and Geography

 

In Geography children will be learning all about the Continents & Oceans of the world. They will learn to locate and name the Continents and Oceans on a globe and world map.

In History children will be learning all about 'Toys'. We will use a timeline to record how they have changed since Victorian times. 

 

Science

This term we are investigating Variation in plants,animals and humans. We will look at physical features and changes of young and old animals and humans.

 

Computing

ICT is taught throughout each subject as children use a variety of resources (ipads, computers, cameras, and internet) to find and produce information. This term Children are learning about how to present our work using programmes like 'Power Point'. We are also reminding children about the importance of e-safety.

 

Art & Design Technology

Last term as part of our Design and Technology project every child designed and created their own Christmas Tree decoration. This term in Art we will be travelling around the globe to look at some Aboriginal Art all the way from Australia! We will then attempt to create a piece of art of our own in that style.

 

PE

Children will enjoy a range of outdoor and indoor sports activities, with a professional sports coach, alongside movement and dance.

 

Music

A variety of songs are taught in preparation for class assembly. In class, music will include playing percussion instruments and composition. 

 

P.H.S.E.

Throughout the curriculum there is a strong focus on PHSE (Personal Health, Social and Emotional) learning. This term we focus on environmental problems and Family & Friendships. 

 

RE

We cover all the main world religions, this term we are looking Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam. The children will be learning about the Special books used by each faith. 

 

 

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the curriculum, please do not hesitate to speak to the class teacher.

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Term 1 - Autumn 2018

 

We hope you enjoy finding out about what we have been up to in class. Our "Learning Together" sheet will be sent home at the end of every week and it will keep you updated with what we have been doing in our writing and maths lessons.

Reading

 We listen to your child read at least once a week either individually or as a group. Children are reminded to bring reading books in every day and Library books on a Friday.

If your child has finished reading their book, have a good understanding of what has happened in it and they have been asked questions about it, they are able to change their book any day.

 

Writing

This term the children will be focusing on writing instructions, poetry and information texts. Each week children will be sent home a comprehension activity sheet to complete.

 

Maths

Using lots of practical equipment to help with our number work, we will be focusing on our understanding of place value and developing our strategies for the four calculations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Look out for suggested activities in our "Learning Together" homework sheet.

 

Topic

Our topic work in Geography and History will focus on looking at the local environment and finding out about the Great Fire of London. 

For Art and D&T the children will look at drawing using pencil, charcoal and pastels. Children will also make Christmas hats and cards.

Throughout R.E we focus on all the world religions such as Judaism, Hinduism and Christianity.

In Science we will be learning about the different plants and animals in various habitats. We will also be learning about healthy eating and how we can keep ourselves healthy.

We will become computer programmers within Computing, taking part in the hour of code and creating simple programs. The children will learn how to create algorithms and debug their programs. We will also think about how we can stay safe when online within e-safety.

PSHE will have a focus on new beginnings, environmental problems, managing friendships and healthy eating.

Working with our sports coaches, the children will take part in a range of indoor and outdoor activities alongside learning about movement and dance within P.E.

In Music the children will learn a variety of songs in preparation for our Christmas concert and will have the opportunity to play some percussion instruments.

 

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum, please do not hesitate to speak to myself.

 


You can keep up-to-date with all that's going on in our class by viewing the photos below or following our school Twitter Account: @gilmourinfants

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5 Times Table Song (Kool Kidz) Fun & Easy Learn Multiplication Songs!

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3 Times Table Song (Reggae Beatz) Learn to Fun & Catchy Songs!

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10 Times Table Song (Reggae Beatz) Learn to Fun & Catchy Songs!

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