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smiley Hello and a warm welcome to the Year 2 class page smiley

 

 Below I have included a few sneak peaks of our spring term and some key information. 

 

I am always available before and after school if you have any questions or queries.

Thank you,

Mrs Buggy, Miss Owen and Mrs Ottley smiley

 

koshea@st-marys-leek.staffs.sch.uk

 

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Our exciting curriculum this term:

 

We will begin our spring term finishing our work on the Christmas unit. We will then move on to exploring all the miracles and parables of Jesus. 

 

During this term we will be exploring and learning all about everyday materials. We will take part in many investigations and experiments looking at materials and their properties. 

 

 

In maths this term we will cover lots of areas including money, multiplication, division and shape. Homework will always link to the learning in school each week. 

 

 

Our texts this term include: The three little wolves and the big bad pig! Children will continue to work through the Read, Write, Inc programme too. 

 

 

We are starting our art lessons off with learning all about the life of David Hockney! We will try our hand at digital media, creating our own master pieces! 

 

 

 

This term we are building bridges! Designing, researching, sampling, creating. You name it, we are doing it! We will be very busy investigating and creating prototypes of free standing structures.

 

In Geography we will be learning about the 7 Continents and the 5 Oceans. We will be focusing on naming them, finding them on a map and then learning key facts. For example Africa is made up of 53 countries with a population of 1.3 billion. 

 

 

 

 

 

In History, we will be focusing on our local area and what the area is famous for. We will be starting by looking at what put Leek on the map, the Mills. We will then move our focus to James Brindley, Brindley Mill and the Canals. Sir Phillip Brocklehurst as a local explorer, comparing his journey to Levison wood, a former Painsley pupil.

Our historical study will then look at famous sports people in the area, Sir Lee Pearson, Anna Watkins, Kim Barnett. 

 

This term in our music lessons we will be looking at how music can help us make friends but also how music can teach us about history. We will be listening to music, responding to the music through movement or questions, Singing and Playing the Glockenspiel.

 

 

 

In PSHE and RHE we will be focusing on; 

KS1 Module One: Created and Loved by God 

This module explores the individual. Rooted in the teaching that we are created by God out of love and for love, it helps children to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing themselves as the basis for personal relationships:

Unit 1 – Religious Understanding introduces children to the story from the Gospel of Matthew, when Jesus welcomed all of the little children to come to Him. The five-story sessions encourage children to understand that they are created by God out of love and for love. Children will revisit this Gospel story at the end of this Module.

Building on this knowledge, Unit 2 – Me, My Body, My Health encourages children to celebrate similarities and differences between people, including our God-given bodies and the things they enable us to do! Teaching also includes maintaining personal hygiene and the physical differences between boys and girls.

 

 

 

In Computing we shall be focusing on Coding, Online Safety and beginning to focus on Spreadsheets. Our lessons will be based on the Purple mash scheme that the children are very familiar with. We will also be looking at Project Evolve for extra online safety lessons. 

Click the link to see our exciting topic web for this term!

Move over Jamie Oliver! Year 2 made their very own dips today from start to finish!

Our St Teresa day. We learnt all about how she helped the poor. We visited Leek Food Bank and even tasted Indian food!

Today we created our own habitats. It was super messy but very fun! We worked in groups and our team work was amazing!

Click below to view our exciting topic web for the Autumn term!

Read Write INC Video

Mrs Buggy Group 

 

 

Mrs Owen group

  

 

Mrs Hall Group

  

Curriculum Plans for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and RE

Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum and Expectations

Below you will find the expectations for Year 1 and Year 2 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This year the year 2 will be following the government's End of Key Stage 1 interim curriculum. The government guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. This document provides detail of the specific expectations for the end of year 2 statutory tests and expectations.

The document for year 1 which can be downloaded below identifies Year 1 expectations. In this document we have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parent’s evening during the year.

The following terms will be used:

·         Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

·         Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

·         Your child is on track to deepen the end of year national expectations.

Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.

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