Class 2M

Class 2M

Welcome to Class 2M with Miss Munro and Miss Musgrove

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8th June 2017
Summer Term 2

Welcome back to the final half term of the year, the children’s last half term in the infants. Miss Askew will be continuing to take teach the children for the first three weeks and then it will be back to myself as their main class teacher for the rest of the term. Don’t forget that in the second week back we will be having a parent workshop so book that date in your diary. This half term the children will be focusing on writing instructions. As well as focusing on instructions this half term the children will also have the opportunity to research and learn facts about Ancient Egypt.

In English the main focus for the school this term will be instructional writing. Instructions can come in many different forms so the children may look at instructions for cooking food, building and making something or even directions of how to get from one place to another. To inspire the children in their writing we will link their instructions in with the topic of Egypt; the children will have the opportunity to research Ancient Egypt, mummies, pyramids and even Egyptian mummy bread. Throughout the term the children will also get to write one or two explanation texts as well as a report on Egypt.

In Maths the children will continue to work on solving two step word problems in various different contexts. After working on the four rules of number the children will also focus their attention on time, telling time to the nearest five minutes, counting money and giving children as well as fractions of amounts. During this term the children will also work on their ability interpret data on bar charts and pictograms. They will also work on position language which will tie in nicely with their instructional writing.

The focus for Science this term will be plants. The children will explore how plants grow, what a plant needs to survive and how some plants may start off as a seed while others start life as a bulb. The children will keep a plant diary to notice changes as their plants start to grow each week.



15th May 2017
Summer Term 1

Welcome back to Summer One. This half term the children will be focusing on stories written by the authors Linda Sarah and Benji Davies. They will also look at famous artists from around the 1800s. In particular, the children will look at art work created by LS Lowry and William Morris. This term the children in 2M will also have the opportunity to work with Miss Askew, a student teacher on her final placement.

In English the main focus for the school this term is story writing. To inspire the children in their writing they will be listening to stories such as; On sudden Hill, Grandad’s Island and Storm Whale. The children will then have the opportunity this term to write their own stories using stories maps as a starting point. They will try to include in their writing a range of connectives, a variety of sentences starters and even adverbs. They will also try and use different sentences types, such as asking questions, writing commands and using exclamation marks.

In Maths the children will continue their work on number and place value. They will also work on solving two step word problems in various different contexts. After working on the four rules of number the children will also focus their attention on naming and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. During this term the children will also work on their ability to use a ruler to draw and measure accurately. They will also focus on reading weight using scales and how much liquid a container may hold.

The focus for Science this term will be sound. The children will explore how sound travels and the various sounds around us.



21st March 2017
Spring Term 2

I hope you have had a wonderful half term break. It’s nice to see the lighter nights are drawing in and the spring flowers are pushing through the soil. Well we have another fun filled and busy half term which will lead us right up to Easter. Packed into the next six weeks we have books written by the author Julia Donaldson, RE week, a class trip and our Mother’s Day Assembly. Yes, ladies it’s that time of year again.

In English the main focus for the school this term is poetry and a bit of story writing for the year twos. To inspire the children with their rhyming words we will be focusing on stories such as Superworm, Snail and the Whale and What the Ladybird Heard. The children will become familiar with words that rhyme and where to use them in rhyming poems. They will also have the opportunity to write animal and acrostic poems and hopefully a chance to write a riddle or two.

In Maths the children will be focusing on number and place value. They will solve problems by understanding the value of digits and explain why they think certain numbers are odd or even, multiples of two etc. They children will also have the opportunity this term to develop their addition and subtraction skills. They will apply these skills to solve word problems, including two step word problems. During the term we will also continue to focus on telling time to the nearest five minutes.

In Science the children will explore materials and their properties. They will be experimenting with the strength and absorbency of a range of materials, while using appropriate vocabulary to describe the properties of materials such as glass, wood, metal and plastic.



Spring Term 1

Happy New Year and welcome back to the start of the Spring term.

This term the reading focus for Key Stage One will be Traditional Tales. During this half term the children will read books such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs and many more traditional stories. During the course of the term the children will be working on writing stories, writing character descriptions, being able to describe a setting and learning how to plan a story. The children will also continue to improve their weekly spellings through fun games, exploring spelling patterns and using their spellings in sentences.

In Maths the children will be continue to work on and develop their understanding of place value and number patterns. This term the children will also have the opportunity to develop their understanding of length, mass and capacity by learning to read scales and by comparing different measurements. The children will also work on fractions of amounts and equivalent fractions as well as trying to tell the time in five minute intervals. The children will also take part in a ‘Maths Challenge’ this term involving their times tables. In year two their times table focus will be their two, five and ten times tables so Good Luck!

In Science the children will be focusing on animals and their habitats. The children will explore different groups of animals and decide upon what classes plants, and animals as living. The children will also have the opportunity to explore why certain animals live in a particular habitat and how they have adapted to live in that environment.

For Topic this term we will be looking at castles, how any why they were built. The children will explore who lived in a castle and what a castle was used for. After studying different types of castles across the UK, the children will have the opportunity to work with a partner and design and create a castle in their design and technology lessons.



10th October 2016
Autumn Two

Welcome to Class 2M

Autumn Two

Welcome back after the half term break. Now its that time of year to wrap up and embrace the Winter weather.

This term we will be continuing our reading focus and the children will be introduce to the Alhbergs as authors. In Key Stage One the books we will be reading with the children are: Burglar Bill, Funny Bones – a bone rattling collection and the Jolly Postman. With a special delivery of the Jolly Christmas Postman in December. After reading each of the books the children will write character descriptions and settings from the books. They will have the opportunity this term to develop lettering writing skills and look at the examples of explanation writing, with the intention of writing their own explanations.

In Maths the children will be continuing their number work. The children will continue to work on their knowledge of place value and how to read and write numbers up to two hundred. The children will add and subtract two digit numbers and try to do this mentally. They will also add three single digit numbers mentally. Again once the children have grasped the basics of addition and subtraction they will then use this knowledge in simple number problems. Towards the end of the term the children will look at working out simple fractions on numbers and shape and how to tell time to the nearest five minutes.

In Science the children will be focusing on materials and their properties. They will look at which materials are best suited for certain jobs and why. The children will also have the opportunity to investigate which materials can be squashed, squeezed and scratched. They will also experiment with how certain materials make it easier for a car to move down a ramp.

For Topic this term we will be looking at George Stephenson and his invention of the Rocket. The children will also have the opportunity in Design and Technology to make and design a movable vehicle.



12th September 2016
Autumn One

Welcome back to Year 2.

Miss Musgrove and myself hope you have all had a wonderful summer.

This year Chopwell Primary School has decided to focus on reading. For Autumn One the reading focus is based around the author Roald Dahl. In Key Stage One the books we will be reading with the children are: The Magic Finger, The Enormous Crocodile and Esio Trot. After reading each of the Roald Dahl books the children will write character descriptions and settings from the books. They will re-write the stories and attempt to create their own stories in the style of Roald Dahl. This will inspire the children to use a range of adjectives to describe the characters and the settings from the stories.

In Maths the children will be focusing on number work. The children will sequence numbers and count in steps of two, three, five and ten. The children will work on their knowledge of place value and how to read and write numbers up to two hundred. Once the children’s number knowledge is secure they will move onto simple addition and subtraction. The children will add and subtract two digit numbers. They will also add three single digit numbers mentally. Again once the children have grasped the basics of addition and subtraction they will then use this knowledge in simple number problems.

In Science the children will be focusing on life cycles of animals. They will look at the different types of animals such as mammals, amphibians and birds etc. They will discover how different types of animals feed and bring up their young. The children will also look at the human life cycle and how a human develops. They will look at what a human needs to survive and to stay healthy. They will think about why exercise is important.

For Art and Design and Technology this term we will be looking at the illustrator Quentin Blake; who created character sketches for many of the Roald Dahl books. The children will copy sketches in the style of Quentin Blake. For Design and Technology the children will create a crocodile with moveable parts.