Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD
Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day
Mrs Fogg - Classteacher
Mrs Rennoldson - Teaching Assistant (am)
Ms Douglas - Teaching Assistant (pm)
Welcome to Year 2
There are no in-school welcome meetings this year.
Please read the Year 2 welcome document to familiarise yourself with the routines. We are really looking forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 8th September.
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In Maths we will lay the ground with place value and the four calculations. As Christmas approaches, we will begin to understand multiplication and division.
In English this half term we will look at a variety of texts from the author Emily Gravett. After the holidays we will be studying "10 things I can do to help my world"
In our enrichment time, we will be looking at our local environment as we learn all about Todmorden and in particular the viaduct.
Our History and Geography topic is entitled “Mill Town.” We will look at how Todmorden used to look and what it was like working in the mills. We will then compare it to life in Todmorden now with a focus on farms in the area. This will include a trip to Thornton Hall Farm.
For Science, we will be studying animals and humans. We will learn about different classifications of animals and their life cycles as well as looking at what a healthy diet is. We will also start our topic on plants, where we will learn about the life cycle of plants and how the seasons can affect their growth.
In Maths we are continuing with multiplication and division which will include learning our 2,5, and 10 times tables. We will then move onto statistics and properties of shape before ending the term looking at fractions.
In English we will start the term looking at Wild by Emily Hughes. After the half term we will read together “The Dark” by Lemmony Snickett.
In our enrichment time we will start off by improving our mapping skills then after the half term we will be doing some STEM activities.
· Our History topic for this term is The Great Fire of London. We will look at how London looked back is 1666 and what happened over the 4 days that the fire took place. We will then research how this changed the way people lived.
In Science we will finish off our plants topic and then we will be focusing on materials and their properties. Using observations, surveys and experiments we will begin to explain why materials are suited to their purpose.
In maths we will begin by looking at telling the time on an analogue clock to the nearest 5 mintues. We will then look at measuring height and length as well as weight. We will ends the summer term learning all about position and direction.
In English, we will be reading Grace and Family which is a text that is based in Africa.
In Enrichment we will start by playing some sports and games in preparation for the KS1 sports day and then we will end with learning some basic French.
In Geography we will be learning all about Africa and in particular Kenya and the Masaai tribe. We will compare human and physical features and their with of life with ours in Yorkshire.
In Science we will be learning about animals and their habitats. In particular we will be comparing the African Big 5 with some animals that are particular to our area.
Transition will also take part this term. Your child will get to spend time with their new teachers in their new classroom ready for Year 3.
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Our TOP recommendations for online resources to support learning are:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - PLEASE encourage children to work on their time tables. They are crucial in the maths curriculum (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can).
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/shade - There are countless games and activities linked to all parts of the curriculum on here (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can).
https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword - We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6. Our school pupil log in was texted home on 27/04/20.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - The BBC have added lots of content over Easter to support Home Learning.
https://www.thenational.academy/ - Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. There will be new lessons and resources each week.
Letters and sounds DfE - If you feel your child needs extra support with their phonics then this website may be useful to you
Here are some further links you could explore:
https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ - These are FANTASTIC home learning packs. They are split into weeks and have lots of maths/reading/writing activities and open ended projects for Year 6 to get their teeth stuck into.
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ - There are a range of home learning packs for free on Classroom Secrets. We use Classroom Secrets in our Maths lessons so children will be familiar with the format (printing may be required).
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6 - Twinkl has released a range of free resources to support with school closures (printing may be required).
Art for Kids Hub - Another site we use in school. Links to Directed Drawing sessions. Pick carefully they cover a lot of skill range!
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1?safe=true - Joe Wicks is releasing daily PE lessons (30 minutes) every weekday at 9am. The link attached will take you to his YouTube channel.