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Autumn Term 2

Our 'Story to Tell' this half term is

'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We have already enjoyed reading lots of traditional tales and alternative stories. We have also identified repeated language that characters say and used different tones of voice to perform.

Keep checking this page for photographs of us trip- trapping over the local bridges on our walk.

 

In Maths, we have been learning multiplication as repeated addition and division as grouping or sharing. We have begun to learn multiplication and division facts for our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

We will measure length, mass and temperature and use our knowledge of addition, subtraction, and division to solve word problems. Words we we will use include meters, centimeters, kilometers, grams, kilograms, Celsius and thermometer. Please ask your child to look at food labels for weights of packages.

In Computing, we are learning that algorithms are used on digital devices. We are beginning to understand that programs require precise instructions and we are having fun making sprites appear and disappear on command. Words we have learned include tab, key-press, drag and drop.

In Enrichment, Year 2 been working with Mr Ejaz and Ms Hanna, enhancing their programming skills and implementing techniques to develop games in Scratch Programming.

In Geography, we have begun to use simple compass directions including North, South, East and West and other directional language- left, right, near, far-  to describe the location of features and routes on a map. We will be walking around Stoneyholme and Daneshouse following routes and crossing over the bridges, linking with our work in Literacy.

 In Science, we are learning about different materials and their properties. We have begun to identify and compare a range of materials and ask scientific questions that can be investigated. Words we have learned and applied include rough, smooth, shiny, reflective, transparent, translucent and opaque.

We will link our work to the Global Goals 12.5- Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Keep checking this page for photographs of our experiments and observations.

 

We have been exploring how we can change the shape of malleable materials by bending, stretching, squashing and twisting.

We have developed our skills further by making clay candle holders for R.E to show how we understand about the importance of light.

 

In Art, we have created images from a variety of lines and marks. We created borders for our literacy work on fireworks and we designed socks to celebrate Anti- Bullying Week to show that everyone is different and we can all make small difference so ourselves and other people can be happier.

In R.E we will be answering the questions 'How and why do we use light?' and 'How is light used as a symbol?'

We will be discussing the Christian belief that Jesus is the Light of the World, providing comfort, hope and guidance and investigating the tradition of Christingle. Words we will use include awe and wonder, symbol and tradition.

 

In Music we will be learning how to play simple tunes on an untuned instrument- the Dhol Drum. We hope to perform infront of the whole school at the end of the term. We have learned a song for Anti Bullying Week and we are beginning to learn 'Oh Christmas Tree' for our Christmas performance.

In P.E we are developing the basic skills of travelling on our hands and feet, balancing on different body parts and rolling. We will combine our skills to create a simple sequence and adapt them to apparatus.

In PSHCE we celebrated Anti- Bullying Week by thinking of small changes we could make which would have big difference on the happiness of ourselves and others. 

We have also learned about who can help us in our community and how to contact emergency services. We linked our work to the Rights Respecting Article 39: Every child has the right to help if they have been hurt, neglected or treated badly.

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