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Year 2

 

Angel Falls Class

 

Autumn Term 1

For the first weeks of the term we will be learning about Angel Falls; how non-fiction writing is structured and then writing our own books about Angel Falls. From a study of Emily Gravett’s book, Wolves, we will sequence and retell the story- line that is written ‘between the lines’ with a focus on using correct punctuation, adverbs and adjectives.

Grammar, spelling and handwriting are part of everyday learning and embedded in all writing that we do, including history and RE.

Our history and geography topic will be a focus on London- past and present. This will include learning about different kinds of maps, and how we use evidence to find out about the Great Fire of London.

Mathematics this term has a focus on the number system: ordering and counting in steps, place value, addition and subtraction – including money, length and shape.

In science, the class will learn about living things and their habitats. The work will include raising and answering questions, classifying, making observations and learning about how living things are suited to their habitats.

Our RE topic is all about how we learn about God through stories, the different views and ideas about God from the perspective of other faiths. We will compare the Christian understanding of the Holy Trinity with the Hindu belief about God.

Computing this term will be closely related to other curriculum topics and will include multi-media and data handling. The class have already learnt about keeping safe online and this will be referred to throughout the year.

The class have a dedicated music lesson each week. The lessons include singing and composing in addition to practising essential skills in rhythm. The children will also be preparing for a visit to the LSO (after half term) where they will listen to a concert based around a story.

PE

Wednesday- games

Friday – dance in the hall

Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit for these lessons. Generally speaking, if your child is well enough to come to school, the expectation is that they will participate in the PE lesson. However, if there are any particular circumstances, please speak to the teacher.

 

In art, we will learn about colour mixing and how colours complement or contrast with each other. The children will learn to use collage to create textures and use this to represent scenes of London. In addition, we will have regular observational sketching lessons where the children will learn about form and shade.

 

Homework

Homework is handed out on Thursdays and due back on Tuesdays.

Please check that your child understands what they have to do. The homework is meant to consolidate learning and should be done independently. It will usually be work that has previously been taught in class or sometimes a ’finding out’ homework, for example interviewing a relative. If you have a query, please speak to Miss Gray or Ms Smith.  

Spellings are given out and tested on Mondays. To begin with, the children are revising high frequency words and previously taught phonics. Sometimes the spelling words will be connected to topics we are learning about. Please help your child learn the spellings in the context of whole sentences: read the word out aloud in a sentence or children can have a go at writing sentences using the word.

Reading books are changed twice per week. It is essential that children both read and discuss books frequently at home, not only to help with decoding and vocabulary, but also with understanding. If your child needs an extra book, please see Miss Gray or Ms Smith. If your child is reading longer books, it may be that this won’t need changing as frequently.

Trips:

Great Fire of London, St Paul’s Cathedral workshop: Friday 10th November (from 11am)

LSO concert at the Barbican: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (from 10am)

We will require three additional adults for both these trips. If you are able to help, please contact Miss Gray or Ms Smith.

 

 

Homework

Autumn Term Spellings

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very special visit.. (10 images)

We had a very exciting afternoon thanks to a visit from West Hampstead firefighters. They talked to us about their jobs and gave us lots of facts about the engine as well as how to look for hazards at home. We even got a chance to have a go with the hose!

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The Fire of London Revisited (24 images)

Year 2 explored how the Great Fire of London spread by burning our own model houses.

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Year 2 Trip to Kidzania (0 images)

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Year 2 Christingle making (6 images)

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Year 2 Nativity (23 images)

Nativity and Christingles December 2016

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2016 Nativity (23 images)

Year 2 Christingles

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Year 2 trip to the CLC (2 images)

Year 2 went on a visit to the Camden Learning Centre to learn about coding. Here are a couple of examples of our work.

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Science- spreading germs! (6 images)

We investigated how germs spread and how to wash our hands effectively. Our lucky volunteers coated their hands in oil and then flour to represent germs whilst the class predicted what would remove the most dirt. The choice was out of using a combination of soap, no soap, hot or cold water. It was quite messy and quite shocking to see how thoroughly we needed to wash our hands. We then practised good handwashing techniques.

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Year 2 Watercolours on the Hill (6 images)

On Wednesday we were very lucky to have an artist who specialises in watercolours to take us up Primrose Hill to paint the view. Our focus was trees and fortunately we managed to catch some sunshine too! We were working on using different brushes and layering colour.

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Y1 3D Wild Things (7 images)

We recycled materials to make our own wild things. Do you like them?

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Y1 DT (26 images)

We made 'Gruffalo crumble' by listening and following instructions. It tasted delicious!

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