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Welcome toBarden Primary SchoolCaring Sharing and Learning Together

2- Wagtails

Home Learning for Today

2-Wagtails

Mrs Horner, Mrs Kenniford and Mrs McNulty

WELCOME

Welcome to Year 2. Please read through the information below to help you and your child understand all that will be happening in our school year.

 

READING

We encourage lots of reading in Wagtails.

In Year 2, we like to promote a love of reading. Throughout the year, we will be encouraging your child to read with independence; leading to a real love of reading for pleasure.

Your child needs to bring their reading book to school every day.  Their book will be changed once a week.

Teachers will not hear your child read their home reading book. Instead we will hear them read individually each week in a guided reading session. We will record in their home reading book when they have read at school.

Please try and listen to your child read every day, signing their reading record each time you listen to them and add any comments you wish regarding your child’s reading.
 

Library

Library day is Thursday

Your child will get a library book every week. 

Please ensure your child returns their book every Thursday.

Please help your child read and look after their book.

Lost or damaged books will have to be paid for.

 

P.E

PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday.  Your child will not be able to take part in PE lessons if they do not have the correct kit.
PE Kit: White T-shirt, Black shorts or close fitting leggings, Pumps.

Please ensure your child’s PE kit is fully labelled with their name on and in a labelled PE bag. No rucksacks please, we do not have sufficient space in the cloak room area.

Please can you make sure your child has a pair of labelled wellies in school and a waterproof coat. We go out no matter what the weather.

 

Homework
Your child will have spellings to learn each week.  They will have a test every Tuesday.
Your child should read their reading book every day.

Your child will receive topic homework each half term. They will be given a range of tasks and can choose to do as many as they wish. This should be returned to school the Monday of the last week in the half term.

Your child will be given their maths Rockstars log in so that they can practice their times tables at home.

Homework should be completed in pencil.  Please try and encourage your child to do their homework on their own.

If you need any support with homework please feel free to come and see myself or Mrs McNulty.

Year 5 Jays visiting Wagtails

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Curriculum Overview Spring Term 2

 

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about multiplication and division. We will also be solving word problems and learning our 2,5, and 10 times tables.

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying stories with a familiar setting. We will be looking at technical vocabulary linked to farm animals and the countryside. Children will be encouraged to write independently using adventurous vocabulary and the correct punctuation.  In handwriting children will be taught to do cursive writing.

SCIENCE

In Science we will be learning about animals and their habitats. Children will look at habitats around the world and habitats in our local area. They will also be studying micro habitats. . We will be visiting Knowsley Safari Park to enhance our learning.

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

This half term our topic is “Living Things”. The children will be looking at paper art and the work of Henri Matisse. They will be creating pictures of animals using paper techniques. The children will be designing and creating their own clay animals.

COMPUTING

The children will carry out internet research to find out about animals and their habitats. They will use this information to create power points and a binary tree using textease software. They will learn what an email is and how to send one safely.

RE

Our unit this half term is Islam. We will be focusing on why Muslims believe it is important to obey God.

MUSIC

 We will be studying the reggae song “Zoo time” and composing and creating music.

P.E.

We will be participating in gymnastic and games activities.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning about economic wellbeing and financial capability. Children will be looking at ways people earn money and where we can keep money safe.

   
   
   
   

PSHE work - Showing our feelings

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Amazing Maths

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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW :SPRING TERM 1

 

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about place value. We will recognise the value of digits in 2 digit numbers. We will be adding and subtracting numbers using the written method and develop efficient mental strategies.  

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying stories by the same author, non- chronological reports and instructions. In handwriting children will be encouraged to develop joined handwriting.

SCIENCE

In science we will be learning about human growth and development and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

This half term our topic is ‘Space’. We will be finding out about the planets and stars in our solar system, space exploration and astronauts. We will be having a visit from the planetarium, where children will get the opportunity to view the stars and planets in the sky and learn more about moon landings.

COMPUTING

We will be learning to take photos of ourselves using a webcam. We will use our word processing skills to develop a newspaper front page of the moon landings. We will be programming objects to move around the screen when a key is pressed. 

RE

We will be learning about Hinduism and how people show devotion to others and their beliefs.

MUSIC

All the learning in this unit is focused around one song:

I Want to Play in a Band- a song that celebrates rock music. The children will be given opportunity to learn about a range of instruments.

P.E.

We are participating in gymnastics and games activities.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning about being healthy including lifestyle choices and healthy foods.

Exploring and Making Jelly

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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW :AUTUMN TERM 2

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about data handling and fractions. We will recognise halves and quarters of shapes and numbers.  We will interpret and construct different types of graphs.

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying Traditional Tales with a twist.  Children will be encouraged to write independently using adventurous vocabulary and the correct punctuation.  In handwriting children will be taught to do cursive writing.

SCIENCE

In science we will be learning about Animals. Children will identify animals in our local area.  They will learn about what animals need to survive and how animals grow.  We will be having a visit from ‘Zoolab’ who will be showing us real animals from around the world and discussing their habitats.

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

This half term our topic is ‘Famous People.’ Children will learn about famous people from the past, Florence Nightingale and Jackson Pollock.  We will look at the life of Florence and how she improved hospitals. Children will learn about the famous artist Jackson Pollock.  They will be developing their painting skills, adding texture.  They will be colour mixing.

COMPUTING

We will be using graphics and word processing programs to create a poster about famous people. We will be programming objects to disappear in coding lessons.

RE

Our unit this half term is Christianity. We will be focusing on the Christmas story and special gifts we receive and give.

MUSIC

All the learning this half term will focus on Christmas songs for our concert production of “Santa’s Lost His Hat”.

 

P.E.

We will be participating in gymnastic and dance activities.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning about anti-bullying and safe use of medicines.

Our Diva Lamps

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Our Reading Area Opening

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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW :AUTUMN TERM 1

MATHS

In Maths, we will be learning all about place value. We will recognise the value of digits in 2 digit numbers. We will be adding and subtracting  numbers using the written method and develop efficient mental strategies.  

ENGLISH

In English, we will be studying Stories with familiar settings, poetry and reports.  Children will be encouraged to write independently using adventurous vocabulary and the correct punctuation.  In handwriting children will be taught to do cursive writing.

SCIENCE

In science we will be learning about Materials.  We will be looking at the where different materials come from, if they are natural or man-made.  Children will be able to describe the properties of different materials using a wide variety of vocabulary.

Creative Curriculum

This half term our topic is  ‘The Place where I live’ As part of the topic we encourage the children to look at their surroundings and talk about the place where they live. They are welcome to bring pictures and any writing about Burnley and our local area.
Trips – We will be going on shorts walks around our local area to find places of interest.

Computing

Children will work with the digimap program. They will use a postcode to find a place on a digital map. They will label digital maps and use the zoom facility to find where they live. They will use graphing software to create a graph and use coding to develop a simple app.

RE

Our unit is Buddhism. We will find out about the Buddha and learn how and where Buddhists pray and mediatate.  We will read and talk about different Buddhists stories.

Music

All the learning in this unit is focused around one song:

Hands, Feet, Heart - a song that celebrates South African Music. The children will be given opportunity to learn about a range of instruments.

P.E.

We are participating in a dance unit. We will be thinking about the weather and perform a dance at the end.

P.S.H.E.

We will be learning about our feelings and how what we do and say affects others.

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