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Welcome to year 2

Welcome to Neptune Class!

 

Welcome back.

 

The teacher in Neptune class is Mrs Goodinge and Mrs Parsons is the helper. 

 

Our new learning experience is called I'll Huff and I'll Puff

 

Hook:

 

On Friday 16th November, the children will be invited to come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character.

Throughout the day, the children will work in teams to produce a short fairy tale play to perform to one another.

 

Take home task:

Choose which task you would like to complete – you can choose from two.

  1. To design their own fairy tale front cover with an idea for their own story and to write a blurb, telling others all about it.
  2. To create a detailed map for The Three Little Pigs, showing the three houses and the path that the wolf took.

Please bring in your completed task during the week beginning Monday 3rd December.

 

 

 Outcome:

To work scientifically conducting an experiment to see which material is the most suitable, for the little pigs to build their house from.

 

English

The children will be introduced to the traditional tales of the Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood. They will focus on the central characters – did the wolf really mean to blow down the house or was it an accident? Considering the traditional language used, the children will begin to develop their sentence structure using a wide range of punctuation, openers and conjunctions.

When reading the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk the children will learn to identify and recognise verbs and adverbs used, in both the present and past tense. They will use the past tense to write a diary extract as Jack, describing all that he has encountered at the top of the beanstalk.

The final tale of Little Red Riding Hood will be compared to “The Wolf’s Story” where the analysis of characterisation will continue to be developed.

 

Computing

Throughout the term, the children will begin to recognise and use directional language (forwards, backwards, left turn, right turn, clockwise and anti-clockwise) They will learn about programming, algorithms and de-bugging and be given the opportunity to command a beebot and learn what is needed to programme a set of instructions.

E-safety will remain a focus and the children will continue to discuss how to keep themselves safe online.

 

Science

We will be exploring different materials within our Science lessons this half-term. Children will learn the names of a variety of materials and begin to explore their properties. We will then start to compare materials and make suggestions as to why certain material have a particular use. Finally, the children will use their knowledge of material properties to create a house for the Three Little Pigs. Which one will be the strongest and why?

 

Geography

Within our Geography sessions, the children will be learning the names of the four countries that make up the UK. They will also be learning the location of Wincanton and key cities on a map. We will further explore the geography of our local area and, during a walk of the town, will identify human and physical features. The children will learn the symbols for these features on a map and recognise them within Wincanton. Finally, we will spend time exploring how our town has developed over time, making comparisons between maps from the past and today.

 

Maths

During our Maths sessions, we will be looking at different units of measure. The children will explore measuring weight using grams and kg, before then looking into the measurement of length using cm and metres. Children will be understanding how to measure accurately using equipment, as well as learning to estimate and compare different measurements. Within the latter half of the term, we will be looking at multiplication and division. They will be taught that multiplication is the inverse operation of division and that the opposite operation can be used to solve problems and missing number equations. We will continue to work on the fluency of times tables over the course of the half-term, alongside the further consolidation of basic number skills, such as the partitioning of tens and ones and simple number bond facts to 20 and 100.

 

How you can support your child at home:

  • Practising weekly spellings
  • Completing Maths homework
  • Learning the 2, 5 and 10 times table
  • Hearing your child read at least 3 times a week and signing their record book

 

 

 

Mrs Goodinge  

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome back to School. Please remember inset day on Monday 12th November
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