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Autumn 2 IPC PROJECT : ‘The Earth - Our Home’ with some extra ICT learning from ‘Say Cheese’

Entry Point:

Wednesday 31st  October : Come in to school dressed as your favourite animal: e.g. yellow and brown clothes with a homemade lion face mask, and be able to tell us what it eats and where it lives.

Exit Point:

Friday 14th December: Gallery and presentation of shoe box habitats. Children will present what they have discovered about different habitats and the plants and animals that live there.

  • Science

    We will know: 

    • The features of the school environment and some of the things that live there.
    • We will be able to:
    • Sort living things into groups
  • ICT

    We will know:

    • The applications of computing in everyday life. 
    • We will be able to:
    • Work with a range of simple tools.
  • Geography

    We will know:

    • The names of continents and oceans.
    • The weather and climate of locations.
    • We will be able to:
    • Locate places on a variety of maps.
  • maths
    • +1, +10 and +20 to numbers quickly and mentally.
    • 2, 5 and 10 times table.
    • Counting and calculating with money.
    • Measuring using a ruler.
    • Telling the time: o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to.
  • English
    • Word groups: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
    • Capital letters and full stops.
    • Capital letters for names and places.
    • Writing letters and numbers the correct way around and on the correct line.
    • We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: writing simple sentences, using question marks and creating extended noun phrases.        
  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • Message for Parents

    Year 2 Parents:  School receives money for every free school meal child that attends so please apply for Free School Meals for September. If your application is successful your child will be given a FREE PE kit, you will get free meals next school year and, most importantly, the school will receive an extra ££££££ of funding. We would encourage all parents to look at the link below to see if you are entitled to free meals, even if your child is currently getting a school meal because they are in Reception or KS 1. So, please speak to our office staff or complete the form that has been emailed to you. 

    Click here to be directed to an e-form to apply for free school meals.

    • Tuesday 6th November: Full Governing Board meeting
    • Tuesday 13th November: Year 5 & 6 Disability Awareness Workshop
    • Friday 16th November: 9am Y1 – 6 split assemblyAnti-Bullying week
    • Wednesday 21st November: Parents’ Evening – school close 2pm
    • Thursday 22nd November: Parents’ Evening from 3.30pm
    • Wednesday 28th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Thursday 29th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Monday 3rd December: Whole school writing task this week
    • Wednesday 12th December: Flu Vaccines for Reception - Year 5 children
    • Friday 14th December: Last day of swimming for Year 4
    • Friday 21st December: Break up for Christmas Holidays – 2.00pm
    • Friday 24thDecember – 4th January :Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8th January: Start of the Spring term 8.45am

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday

Home learning

1. Create a fact file of an animal of your choice due 1st November. This could be a poster, a labelled picture, a poem, a story, a magazine article...

2.  Quiz: create a quiz to test your friends’ knowledge. Go one step further and hide the answers under flaps!

Phonics / Spelling: Children from Year 2 will be given a phonics and spelling book and will be asked to complete specific sections of this each week.

Mathletics: Every child has a username and password for the Mathletics website. Class teachers will allocate between one and three tasks per week for each child to complete. This will either be linked to current class learning or the child’s personal targets. Usernames and passwords should be written in every child’s reading journal but can be requested from the school office if they are lost / forgotten.

Things to remember

PE is on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in this days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.

    Can You Help?

    Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

    Could you give some time to come into class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

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