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Oak

    

Year 2

Mrs Lodge

 

Welcome to our class page. We hope that you will find the information here useful and will check back regularly for updates and news.

 

STAR OF THE WEEK 🌟

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 gym corridor door. You will need to come into school using Gate A or C. You will need to exit the school using Gate B and E.

 

Your child will bring home a new reading book on a Monday and Thursday. Please read with them as often as you can, everyday would be brilliant!

P.E

Our regular P.E lessons are on Tuesday 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. PE kits will go home on Fridays to be washed. Children will not be able to borrow spare PE kit.   

Going for Gold

This term we will be learning all about the Olympic Games then and now. We will find out about the origins of the Olympic Games, where we can find some of the Olympic competitors on a world map, how Olympic athletes look after their bodies and we will be having a go at making our very own moving Olympic athletes. 

 

English: We will be using the writing skills learnt over the year to write instructions, recounts and poetry. |We will focus on using and applying the year 2 spelling and grammar rules, as well as using ambitious vocabulary which engages our readers. 

 

Maths: Learning in Maths will focus on data handling and measuring temperature, mass, weight, volume and capacity. 

 

Geography: We will use maps to locate some of the countries which compete in the Olympic Games. We will start to understand and use compass directions when looking at maps and practically in our school grounds. 

 

Science: Our science learning will focus on animals including humans. We will find out about what animals need to survive and how human's also need to exercise, eat healthily, and follow personal hygiene routines. 

 

DT: The children will be designing and making an athlete model and using levers and linkages to include some moving parts. 

 

PE: PE lessons will give children opportunities to get moving, practise basic skills and work as a team. We are excited to be working with sports coaches for some of our PE lessons. 

 

Music: In music we will be learning to listen and appraise different songs, find the pulse, listen to rhythms and clap them back. We will be learning the song 'Reflect, Rewind and Replay'. 

 

PSHE: Our PSHE learning will be all about growing up and changing. Children will think about lifecycles, they will learn correct terminology for basic body parts and they will begin to prepare for their transition into KS2. 

 

Computing: The unit develops children's understanding of instructions in sequences. They will design and create simple programmes which they will then test and debug.

 

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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