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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

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In Year 2, you will find our Class Teacher Miss Hardman and our fantastic Teaching assistants Mrs Worrall (Mon-Thurs mornings) and our 1:1 support, Mrs Plumb.

I hope you have all had a lovely Summer break with your families and that you are excited for the new term!

 

Class Information:

Reading books:  

 Please ensure your child's wallet containing their reading record and reading book comes into school every day. 

Please try to read as much as possible with your child and remember to sign their reading record to help them to reach the GOLD star on our class 'Star Readers' chart!

PE:  

This term we will be doing Cricket outside on Thursdays and Dance in the hall on Fridays. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their weather appropiate PE kit (indoor/outdoor) on these days.  

Forest School:

We will continue to have our Forest School sessions with Miss Matzen this year. We will inform you in advance when these sessions will be taking place. Children will need to come into school in their Forest School gear on these days.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework will be set on Seesaw on Friday, children are expected complete and upload the work by the following Friday. Homework will alternate weekly between Maths and Literacy work, in addition to one project- based piece of homework which will be set each half term. Spellings will be set on Spelling Shed a Friday, in preparation for a spelling test on the following Thursday. Please support your child to practise their spellings at home.

Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day and that all clothing is clearly labelled. 

Curriculum Information:

This term our learning is inspired by our topic:

‘The Deep Dark Woods!

In our Literacy lessons, we will begin the term by reading 'Troll Swap' by Leigh Hodgkinson and will write our own fantasy stories about two characters who swap places! 

 

We will then move on to read 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. We will create our own non-chronological reports all about owls!

 

In Maths this term, the centre of our learning will be on Place Value. We will start by recapping our prior learning from Year 1 by focussing on numbers within 20, 50 and then within 100. We will count forwards and backwards and will then order and compare numbers. We will then extend on our knowledge of recognising tens and ones within a given number.

 

In our Science lessons, we will be exploring animals (including humans) who have offspring that grow into adults. This will lead on to investigating the basic needs of animals and offspring, including how they obtain food and their survival needs. We will then move on to exploring food chains and habitats. Our learning in Science links brilliantly to our residential trip to Fox Howl at Delamere Forest later in the term!

Take a look at our Topic Web to find out more...

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