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Autumn 2022

 

Welcome to Year 2 - Dahl Class

Welcome back to the Autumn Term! We hope you had a lovely summer break! This is where you can find out about our learning in Year 2, our current topics and any useful websites to help you at home.

 

You can also see some pictures of our classroom and some of our activities. Don’t forget to follow the school Twitter page for more updates of what we are up to in Dahl class!

 

Autumn Term

 

This term we are exploring a project titled ‘Movers and Shakers’. In the Movers and Shakers project, your child will learn five statements from Dawson's model that will help them identify people who are historically significant and use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times. They will study the life and impact of a significant person in the locality and of 10 significant individuals from around the world. They will complete in-depth studies of significant explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, and significant activists Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks and think carefully about the impact of their actions. The children will also carry out an independent study of a significant person from the past and learn about people who are significant today. They will also learn how significant people are commemorated and design a memorial for a person they have studied.

 

In addition, we will be following the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, Science, RHSE and R.E. 

Our English learning will begin with a whole school unit around the text 'Small in the City'. This text has been chosen as its visual storytelling lends itself to rich thought and talk for all year groups. The focus on a small child’s journey through a city provides a means to develop discussion, comprehension and writing. We will looking at building our range of vocabulary and writing poems.

 

In Maths we will be developing our understanding of place value, looking at numbers to 100. The children will begin to look at partitioning numbers into tens and ones, writing numbers to 100 and counting in steps of 2,5,10 and 3. Later this term the class will look at addition and subtraction as well as shape.

 

P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday, where we will continue to wear our P.E kit to school. The kit consist of a sky blue polo, royal blue Oaklands jumper, royal blue cotton shorts, socks and suitable sports trainers. For health and safety reasons earrings and watches should be removed for all P.E lessons and long hair must be tied up.

 

Homework

Reading:                                    Every night (15 minutes – please comment on your child’s reading record).

                                                   Reading books will be changed on a Friday and each pupil will take two                                                       books home depending on their level of reading ability. Please make sure children have                                                        their books available in school every day.

 

Work from an area of the         This will be given out on a Friday and to be returned the following Wednesday in 

curriculum:                                homework books. 

 

Doodle Maths:                           Daily Maths practice to ensure that gaps are continually being filled and there is                                                                   continual progression

 

If you have any concerns, or questions regarding your child, please contact the school office (admin@oaklands.herts.sch.uk) to arrange a meeting. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Miss Mason and the Year 2 team

 

 

Movers and Shakers Knowledge Organiser

Websites and links

 

Here are links to a range of useful websites to support your child in their learning.

 

 

Recommended Reading Books for Year 2

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