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!
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 learn the story of The Little Red Hen and then use this story structure to write our own versions of this traditional tale. 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 use the bar modelling strategy to answer division questions and problems. We will then work on our recall of multiplication and division facts linked to 2, 5 and 10. Later on in the term we will begin our ‘Statistics’ learning. We will create our own tally charts, pictograms and bar charts.
Science: Our topic for 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 will be learning about The Great Fire of London. We will talk about how and why the fire started and key 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 programming. We will learn how to use the program ‘Scratch.’
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)