Autumn 1

Message from the teachers:

Welcome back to school!

The children have settled really well into their new Year 2 class and are working extremely hard. In the first week they thoroughly enjoyed our 'Circus Day' where they learnt how to juggle scarves, spin plates, balance feathers, use flowers sticks, create patterns with ribbons and even use a diablo. If you would like to see all of the fun that they had then don't forget to take a look at the photographs in our gallery. We are looking forward to many more fun filled activities this term and we are sure they children will love these too.

This half terms learning:

Maths:

This half term the children will be covering the following maths topics:

Unit 1- Investigating number systems

During this topic the children will learn:

• To read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words.
• To recognise the place value of two-digit numbers.
• To compare and order numbers from 0 to 100 using ≤ ≥ and = signs.
• To solve problems using place value understanding.

Unit 2- Pattern sniffing

During this topic the children will learn:

• To count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forwards and backwards.
• To order mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.
• To begin to recall and use multiplication facts for the 2, 5, and 10 times tables.
• To recognise odd and even numbers.

Unit 3- Solving calculation problems

During this topic the children will learn:

• To recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently.
• To add and subtract a two-digit number and ones, a two-digit number and tens, two two-digit numbers and three one-digit numbers.

This half terms learning:

Literacy:

The children will be complete the following units this half term:

Unit 1- Labels, lists, signs and posters

During this unit the children will learn:

• How to write a list
• How to write descriptive labels
• How to create an eye-catching poster
• How to create an effective sign.

Unit 2- Stories in a familiar setting

During this unit the children will learn:

• Identify the features of a familiar setting story.
• To find and use contraction words
• To write questions.
• To use exclamation marks,
• To use and write direct speech.
• To use expanded noun phrases.
• To plan a story in a familiar setting
• To write a familiar setting story using the correct features.

This terms learning:

Topic:

This half term our topic will be the 'All about the circus'. During this topic the children will learn:

• To understand the history of the circus
•  How to make a chariot using junk modelling.
• To recognise and make primary and secondary colours.
• How to create tints and tones.
• About the famous artist Kandinsky and recreate some of his work.
• How to use tie dye techniques.
• To sing along and create percussion to traditional circus music.
• To group things using the headings living, dead and never been alive.

Don't forget to keep checking our gallery for photographs of the children completing these activities.

Important Dates

• Wednesday 19th Sept- Library launch for children in Year 1 and 2.

• Thursday 20th Sept- Individual photograph day.

• Friday 21st Sept- Hot house assembly.

• Monday 24th Sept- at 9am- Mrs Naylor's parents meeting.

• Tuesday 2nd Oct at 9:15am- Harvest assembly (Year 2 parents welcome).

• Wednesday 3rd Oct- School council voting.

• Monday 22nd Oct- Thursday 25th Oct- Parents meeting week.

• Friday 26th Oct- School closes for Oct half term.

• Monday 5th Nov- INSET day.

• Tuesday 6th Nov- Children back to school.

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