Pandas

Pandas Class

Welcome to the Pandas’ Class Page

Year 2 have been making ‘arrays’ to represent ‘times tables’ and ‘grouping’ into buildings and boats for our ‘City’ display.

We are a Year 2 class. Our teacher is Mrs Edmonds and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Andrews (Monday to Wednesdays), Mrs Stratford (mornings) and Mrs Hill (Thursdays).

We are using ‘bar modelling’ to calculate multiplication and division sums.

 

 

 

 

 

Pandas are using empty number lines to add and subtract numbers. Useful for bridging multiples of 10 too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s news:

Learner of the week: (Recent weeks)

Grace B and Chief.

This Term’s Certificates:

Bronze:

Silver: 

Gold: Max, Tilly Mae, Mea, William, Ewan

Super Gold:

New Maths Passports:

Europe: Tilly Mae

Asia: Reuben, Max, Theo M,

This term in Pandas:

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 our 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 learning on ‘shape’ 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 will be 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.

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 books need to be handed into class by Wednesday and homework is generally set on a Thursday. If one week your child does not have home learning it is expected that they will complete tasks from the ‘on-going list’ which is on the home learning policy (see below).

Reading Books – Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays.

Maths Passports (small plastic folders) – These will be checked by Mrs Mills every other Monday.

Home Maths Packs – for named children only (larger plastic folders) – Please hand back in on Wednesdays. Mrs Andrews will put together worksheets to mirror the maths learning from that week. Please let us know if you have any questions or need support with this.

There are quite a few apps (Squeebles) and websites (Teaching Tables) you can also try out.

Home Handwriting books – for named children only – Please hand in on Mondays.

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)