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Oak

    

Year 2

Mrs Stevens

 

Welcome to the Oak class page. Here you will find lots of information about what we are doing this term as well as information about our routines, PE days and our weekly 'Star of the Week'! Firstly, let me give you some information about myself:

 

Hi, I am Mrs Stevens and I am a brand new teacher at The Pines School. I have a passion for sports and am very active outside of school, netball and paddle boarding are my favourite hobbies. In my spare time I also love reading and have great memories from my childhood of reading the whole Roald Dahl series, my favourite book being The Twits! I also enjoy travelling, exploring new places and finding out about different cultures. My favourite city is Rome, the pizza, pasta and gelato are delicious! Our class teaching assistant this year is Mrs Cahill, we are both very excited to teach Oak class and see how much you all grow and progress this year. 

 

 

Routines

Oak class will start the day at 8:40 and finish the day at 3:10. You will come into school and leave school using the Year 2 cloakroom door. 

 

Your child will bring home a new reading book and these will be changed twice a week. 

 

 

PE

Our regular PE lessons are on Wednesday and Friday. 

 

We will do PE outside whenever it is possible. Please make sure your child has suitable outdoor PE kit, including outdoor shoes, in school at all times. Children will be expected to wear their PE kit to school on the PE days. PE kits will go home on Fridays to be washed. Children will not be able to borrow spare PE kit.  

 

 

Current Learning:

 

Shore Thing!

 

English: In English, we will be writing a non-fiction recount about a day trip. The children will use the first hand experience of a trip to South Hill Park to help them write this. 

 

Maths: Learning in Maths will see us start our work on statistics, in particular tally charts and pictograms. We will then be recapping some of the skills we have learned this year in preparation for SATs.  

 

Science: We will be learning about the different habitats of animals, how they grow and what they need to survive. 

 

DT: The children will be planning, creating and evaluating their own healthy fruit salad, exploring fruits they may never have tried before. 

 

PE: PE lessons will focus around striking and fielding in our indoor unit and target games outdoors.  

 

 

PSHE: Our PSHE learning will primarily be focused around the topic of keeping safe before online and in real life.  

 

RE: The children will be looking at the different aspects of Christianity including the features of a church and why Christians learn stories about God and Jesus.  

 

Computing: Children will continue learning about digital media, including how to take photographs.  

 

Green Fingers Knowledge Organiser

Pictures of our learning 

 

STAR OF THE WEEK- Oliver W!

This week year 2 completed their Secret Agent Training. We are all so proud of how they tackled their missions and completed the tasks! Oliver W stood out to us for his incredible effort in his reading papers. We were blown away! 

 

Year 1 and Common Exception Words

Recommended Websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - quickfire number games to help children learn basic number facts 

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/ - Number games to reinforce the concept of place value

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw - Fun songs with actions to teach many learning concepts in English, Maths and other subjects. This is my new favourite resource!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-english/z67ncqt - Loads of story telling, poetry and punctuation short films to watch.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-maths/zhng7nb - Useful Maths short films to watch. Fractions and telling the time would be particularly good ones to try. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction - Games from any of the Maths categories will really help your child practise skills they have learnt at school.

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html - great game for learning common exception words.

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