Welcome to the Koalas’ Class Homepage.
We are a year 2 class. Our teacher is Miss Catling and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Jackson.
This week’s news:
In English we will continue to look at traditional tales, in particular the ‘Little Red Hen.’ We will be comparing different versions of the story and beginning to think about planning our own story based on the same structure. In Maths we are continuing to use bar modelling to help solve division questions and problems. Our topic this term is the Great Fire of London, we are looking at Samuel Pepys this week.
Learner of the Week:
Sophia – Great division using bar modelling.
Hana- Great acting of your story.
Ethan- Brilliant story opening.
Henry- Good concentration while sitting on the carpet.
Milly- Great dancing in street dance!
Max- Great reading!
Luke- Great shape knowledge.
This Term’s Certificates:
Silver: Franklyn, Aisha, Milly, Harry, Edward, Sophia & Matthew
New Maths Passports:
Europe: Rayan, Ben, Kian, Edward, Franklyn, Harry & Josiah
This Term in Koalas:
English: We will write an information book about the Great Fire of London. There will be a focus on using a variety of conjunctions in their writing. Later in the term we will look at the author Roald Dahl. In Phonics we will be following the Letters & Sounds programme and No-Nonsense Spelling for our grammar, punctuation and spelling learning.
Maths: We will continue our shape learning with a focus on 3D shapes. We will then learn how to find fractions of shapes and amounts using the bar modelling strategy to help. Later in the term we will begin our learning about time. By the end of year 2 children are expected to be able to tell the time to 15 minute intervals.
Science: Our topic for this term is Plants. We will learn to make simple observations of seeds/bulbs growing into plants and germinating and we will know that different plants are suited to different environments.
RE: We are learning about how and why special places and symbols help people show what they believe. We will focus on Christianity and Islam.
PSHE: Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Healthy Me.’
Geography: We will be learning about the Rainforest. We will learn about the different layers of the rainforest and where rainforests are in relation to the equator.
Art: We will be learning about an artist called Henri Rousseau and concentrating on his painting called ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm.’ We will create our own jungle/rainforest paintings.
Music: We will be beginning to learn how to play the recorder.
PE: Our PE topic this term is ball skills.
Computing: Our learning this term is based around handling information. Children will be looking at branching databases and creating their own.
Home Learning: In Year 2, Home Learning is set on a Thursday. If one week your child does not have home learning set it is expected that they will complete tasks from the ‘on-going list’ which is on the home learning policy.
The On-going List:
- 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)