Welcome to Wagtails!

Teacher: Miss Smethurst 

Teaching Assistant: Miss Garside

 

 

Reminders:

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Homework will be given out on Friday and will be due the following Wednesday

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

Books are changed Monday, Wednesday and Friday when your child’s book has been read x3 and their reading record signed by an adult.

 

Upcoming Events:

Teacher Meet and Greet - Wagtails Classroom - 3.00pm-3.20pm on Thursday 12th September

Macmillan Coffee Morning - KS2 Hall- Tuesday 1st October 

Harvest - Monday 14th October 

 

Autumn Term 1 Topic: Into the Wild

 

Maths

In Year 2 the children will be introduced to our new maths scheme, Power Maths. Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to help nurture confidence in maths. This term we will be focusing on: 

 

  • Place value - numbers to 100
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Money
  • Multiplication and Division

 

Science/Topic

This term we will be focusing on living things and their habitats. We will be learning how to:

 

  • Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats.
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain and identify and name different sources of food.

 

English

 This term we will be working up to writing a:

  • Recount
  • Retell of story with added detail
  • Poem based on The Grass House
  • Fact File/Information text

 

Within these pieces of writing we will be focusing on:

 

  • Sentence structure
  • Adjectives, conjunctions, sentence openers and vocabulary
  • Applying our phonics to our writing
  • Using the correct punctuation throughout our work
  • Checking our work - does it make sense? How can I make it better?

Our Class Story

'Wild' by Emily Hughes 

 

Year 2 Common Exception Words

These are the words that the children are expected to know how to spell by the end of the year. 

How you can help your child at home

There are lots of ways you can support your child at home:

 

  1. Practise spelling common exception words in lots of fun ways and applying them in sentences. 
  2. Read with your child daily, asking them challenging questions about their reading.
  3. Practise recalling number facts including 2,3,5 and 10 times tables.
  4. Practice writing with your child - it could be something you have done at the weekend or something that they are interested in. Remind them of capital letters, full stops, finger spaces. Encourage them to try and improve their sentences, for example replacing the word happy for ecstatic or adding the correct punctuation.  

 

 

 

 

 

What we have been up to

 In Art today (12/09/19)  we went outside and collected leaves, flowers and sticks. We then used what we had found to create a woodland collage. The children really enjoyed doing this. Here are some pictures: