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Swallows 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Year Two Swallows Class 

 

My name is Miss Thwaites, I am the class teacher and Mrs Elson is our classroom assistant. We love working together in Swallows class.

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Look what we learn about in Year 2:

 

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 In Swallows class, the running theme across the year is that of 'Help'.

 

Spring 2022

English

Swallows children will focus their English learning on the wonderful text ‘The Dragon Machine’ by Helen Ward, this half term.We will write sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command. We will also continue to learn how to use subordination. We will explore the fictional text to create different short pieces such as letters and diary entries. We will conclude the unit of learning by writing an adventure story based on 'The Dragon Machine' using our own ideas to change the character and the type of machine. 

 

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Then the children will focus after half-term on writing a recount of historical events from a character's point of view based on the story 'Major Glad, Major Dizzy' by Jan Oke. 

 

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Maths

During the Spring Term we will revise and consolidate our knowledge of multiplication and division. We will look at money, multiplication and division this term. 

Swallows have all been given login details for Times Tables Rock Stars. We will be using this site to help us to become competent in our 2,5,10 and 3 times tables as well as knowing and using the associated division facts.

 

During the Spring Term, we will continue to explore our class theme 'HELP'. We will be using our enquiry based approach to investigate this in all areas of our learning. We will become detectives and learn about the Titanic disaster and explore how the trial and error of plane design helped produce the machines we see and use today and how this helped create space travel. We are going to learn about how some things are morally right and what would be considered to be wrong through the use of role play. 

Please note that PE for your child will be on a Monday AFTERNOON this term. Your child should come in their PE kit. Please use Velcro or slip on trainers unless your child is able to independently tie their shoe laces.

                                                                                           

Autumn 2021

English

Swallows children will focus their English learning on the wonderful text ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’ this half term. We will use information gathered from the text to write a fact sheet about owls. We will use subordination (because) and co-ordination (and) to extend our sentences and add detail. We will also use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify

The children will then write an adventure story taking inspiration from the exciting story 'Dragon Machine' by Helen Ward. We will write sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command. We will also continue to learn how to use subordination.

 

     

Maths

During the Autumn Term we will revise and consolidate our knowledge of place value and addition and subtraction. We will look at multiplication and division in more detail, as well money, time and measures. We will be continuing to use our Power Maths books this term.

Swallows have all been given login details for Times Tables Rock Stars. We will be using this site to help us to become competent in our 2,5,10 and 3 times tables as well as knowing and using the associated division facts.

 

During the Autumn Term, we will continue to explore our class theme 'HELP'. We will be using our enquiry based approach to investigate this in all areas of our learning. We will become detectives and learn about the Titanic disaster and explore how the trial and error of plane design helped produce the machines we see and use today and how this helped create space travel. We will then think about how we can care for our school environment as secret conservationists linking to the beautiful story Grandad’s Secret Giant.  We will consider how some small actions can impact people’s lives and the environment in a positive way.

Please note that PE for your child will be on a Monday this term. Your child may come to school dressed in their PE kit. Please use Velcro or slip on trainers unless your child is able to independently tie their shoe laces.

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