Pandas

Welcome to the Pandas’ Class Page

We are a Year 2 class.  Our teacher is Miss Bath and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Andrews and Mrs Hill.

This week’s news:

Tuesday is our ‘Great Fire of London Day’ and we will be enjoying a range of activities linked to this topic. On Wednesday we are having a DT day and we will be using tools and equipment to make our own photo frames.

Learner of the week:

Jake- for showing great reciprocity during our science investigation.  

This Term’s Certificates:

Bronze:

Silver: Ruby, Olivia, Matthew

Gold:

Super Gold:

New Maths Passports:

 

This term in Pandas:

English: We will learn the story of The Little Red Hen and then use this story structure to write our own versions of traditional tales. We will be following the Letters & Sounds programme for our phonics learning and No Nonsense spelling for our grammar, punctuation and spelling learning.

Maths: We will learn how to measure length in cm and we will consolidate our recall of counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. This will lead into learning multiplication facts with the first step to make sure children have a good understanding of repeated addition.

Science: Our topic this term is Materials. We will learn to identify and compare the uses of a variety of everyday materials and find out how the shape of solid objects made from some materials can be changed.   

RE: We are learning about leaders and teachers from a variety of religions. We will talk about how stories of religious leaders are important for all religions.

PSHE: Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Celebrating Difference.’

History: We are learning about The Great Fire of London. We will talk about how and why the fire started and historical people that made a difference.

DT: We will be researching photo frames and then making our own.

Music: We will be beginning to learn how to play the recorder.

PE: Our PE topic this term is street dance.

Computing: Our learning this term is based around logical reasoning. We will predict what a program will do and know what an algorithm is.

Home learning: In Year 2, home learning is set on a Thursday. If home learning is not set it is expected that your child will complete tasks from the ‘Ongoing list’ which is in the home learning policy.

Ongoing (daily):

  • Listening to adults read stories                      
  • Reading (from reading book and other books/own literature – we recommend no more than 10 or 15 minutes). Please record and sign the ‘Reading Record’
  • Reading and spelling from word cards
  • Practise reading and spelling year 2 common exception words
  • Bug Club (once allocated)
  • Mathletics (once allocated)