Swallows 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year Two Swallows Class
My name is Miss Gillam, I am the class teacher and Mrs Elson is our classroom assistant. We love working together in Swallows class.
Miss Gillam Mrs Elson
In Swallows class, the running theme across the year is that of 'Help'.
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 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.
Swallows children will continue to 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.
During the Spring Term we will continue to revise and consolidate our knowledge of place value, 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.
Please note that PE for your child will be on a Thursday (Mr Russell) and Friday (Mr Ault) 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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