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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 2 Class 5

The team in Class 5 are:

Class Teacher: Miss Jones 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Graham, Mrs Berry and Mrs Fitton

 

 

Our Topic is Wriggle and Crawl

 

This half term the children will be writing various genres some of which are; lists and leaflets, instructions, reviews and information books, poetry and stories

– Use sentences with different forms

- Use all KS1 punctuation

- Look at the deeper understanding of texts

 

We are going to have a big focus on children's handwriting and the spelling of common exception words. It is important that children are learning their spellings at home throughout the week and this could be a good opportunity for children to practice their handwriting.

 

Reading

To help motivate children within this topic, we will be looking at various non-fiction texts on mini beasts and stories based around insects.

We are encouraging children to read at home

Maths

This half term the children will be focusing on various aspects of mathematics.

· number and place value

· Addition and subtraction

· Measures - capacity, volume and temperature

· Fractions

· Geometry - position and direction

· Geometry - 2D and 3D shapes

 

Art and Design Technology

The art and DT focus for this half term will be around making mini beast homes and creating detailed drawings of the different insects.

 

Computing

Children will be learning how to write algorithms and how to find mistakes in these. They will then be programming equipment to move the way they have designed

 

Science

This half term the children will be looking at the habitats of different mini beasts and identifying what a mini beast needs to survive. They will also be carrying out fair tests and experiments

 

Religious Education

During this term the children will be learning about the symbols used in different religions.

 

PE

Please ensure children have a PE kit in school for a Thursday afternoon, we will be practising cricket and tennis skills

 

Music

Children will be following the scheme of Charanga where they will be learning how to sing various songs and play glockenspiels along to the rhythm of the music.