Welcome to Kangaroos!
We are in Year 2!
Our Teacher is Miss Gregory and our Teaching Assistants are
Mrs Buckley and Mrs Senior (who job share).
We are looking forward to another exciting term - Autumn Term 2017
Our Topic this term is:
Theme: "Could a polar bear live in Africa?"
We will be having a VISIT to Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Wednesday 4th October 2017.
Our Theme Day will be themed around Africa.
Look what else we will be learning this Term:
Maths: Cool Count: 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related division facts.
Daily Bursts: Time, Money, Measurement, Geometry
The main part of our lessons will focus on Number, Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. We will be using a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach and will use a wide variety of representations and methods – this will help us to Master Maths!
English: We will be using the following focus books to write stories, descriptions, reports, letters and recounts: The Greedy Zebra, The Day the Crayons Quit, Iris and Isaac, The Emperor’s Egg. Our Rainbow Grammar work will focus on using simple and compound sentences, questions, statements and exclamations; as well as identifying word classes and of course spelling!
Science: We will complete observations of seasonal change throughout the Year. Our main learning will focus on living things and their habitats, including around school, hot climates and cold climates.
History: This Term our focus is Geography, we will focus on History in the Spring.
Geography: Where do we live in the UK? Where is the UK on a world map? What are the seven continents and five oceans called? Where are Africa and the Arctic/Antarctic? Human and physical features of Africa and the Arctic/Antarctic?
Computing: E-Safety, Stop Animation, Wider uses of information technology
Art: Artist focus – Henry Rousseau & creating a collaborative piece of art. Sketching, printing & painting, firework pictures.
PSHE / British Values: Key Stage Circle Time
Music: Music Express: Animals, Our Lands. Nativity Concert.
P.E. Multi-skills, Dance
R.E. Christian and Jewish stories, Christmas and Hanukah
P.E is on Tuesday and Thursday. Please remember to bring your P.E kit - shorts, T-shirt and pumps/trainers.
Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!
We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.
Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account!
KS1 school circle time focussing upon current issues.
Written homework will be given out on a FRIDAY and collected in the following FRIDAY so that it can be marked and new homework given. Please encourage and help your child to complete their homework. Regular READING at home and weekly SPELLINGS are also part of homework.
THANKYOU for your support, it really does make a HUGE difference to your child's learning. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT READING AND SPELLING ARE ALSO PART OF HOMEWORK.
We also have a Friday spelling/phonics quiz and it would be really helpful if you could support your child in practising their weekly spellings. Please make sure your child has their reading diary with them and practise spellings every day using look cover write check.
We are going to have an extremely busy and hard working term but I'm sure it will be lots of FUN!
Miss Gregory, Mrs Senior and Mrs Buckley xx
SPELLINGS will be given out on Friday ready for a quiz the following Friday. How many star stamps can you earn by learning them?
Your child will continue to receive a free piece of fruit every day.
Children are also able to bring in 20p a day to spend on a healthy snack at the Tuck Shop, or you can send a healthy snack from home...no sweets, chocolate or crisps please.
Please read at home regularly... We give out lots of star stamps for reading at home!
BE SURE TO LOOK OUT FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
OF OUR WORK ON TWITTER AND THE WEBSITE!
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