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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 Thursday 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: 

Nocturnal Nature

During this half term we will be looking at nocturnal animals and focusing our work around the night time and different celebrations that occur as well as having strong science focus on animals including humans. 

 

English: In English, we will be writing a non-fiction piece of work in the genre of a fact file about a made up nocturnal animal. We will then move onto letter writing and poetry.

 

Maths: Learning in Maths will focus on addition and subtraction. 

 

Geography: We will use maps to locate the countries of the UK, their capital cities and the seas that surround them. 

 

Science

We will be learning about how to class different animals based on their physical structure and the habitats within which they live. This will include, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds. 

 

ART/DT: The children will be doing collage work in the style of Emma Gale and learning her methods to produce a collage about a nocturnal animal. 

 

PE: PE lessons will give children opportunities to practice their skills in team games. 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. 

 

PSHE: Our PSHE learning will be all about relationships. We will learn about making friends, managing secrets and recognising things in common and differences.

 

Computing: The unit develops children's ability to create using digital media. They will be creating a media digital painting.

 

Pictures of our learning 

 

STAR OF THE WEEK- Oliver W!

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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