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Autumn 2021

 

Welcome to year 2 where Mrs Fuller and myself are very excited for the year ahead. Please look at the page (and on our school Twitter page) to see what we will and have been doing in class. 

 

Over the first half of autumn term Dahl class will be following a unit of work on a theme that focuses on ‘Ourselves’.

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. During this unit we will be focusing on Society, Art, Physical Education, Science, Geography and International.

 

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the different groups we belong to
  • About the things that make us feel happy
  • How to deal with anger
  • How to stay safe
  • How to make an emergency phone call

 

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to draw portraits and self-portraits
  • How to take a portrait photograph
  • About portraits by famous painters and sculptors
  • How to design a favourite menu

 

In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:

  • What activities we can do well
  • How we can stay fit and strong

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About how our hearts work
  • About how we are similar to and different from other people
  • About different  types of foods

 

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • Which countries we or our ancestors have come from
  • How to find our local area on a map
  • About different countries we have lived in

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the way children in our host country and home countries live

 

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you. 

 

Teaching in a thematic way, the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, Science and R.E will be  interwoven with our topic learning. In English we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and developing our understanding of spellings, punctuation and grammar. In Maths, we will be developing and applying the number system, securing numerical fluency and calculating. We will also be exploring fractions, measure, statistics and understanding geometry (properties of shape). In Science we will exploring animals including humans. We will study the life cycle of animals. Build understanding that exercise makes the heart work harder and that it is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and find out about healthy lunch box foods. In our RE learning we will be focussing on different celebrations and festivals as well as considering different beliefs, practices and ways of life. In RHSE we will be looking at the unit called me and my relationships where will explore how to keep healthy, growth Mindset and goal setting. 

 

P.E. will take place on a Monday afternoon 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 Monday and each pupil will take two books home 

                                                   depending on their level of reading ability. Pupils will also have the opportunity to bring

                                                   a book home from the school library. Please make sure children have their books 

                                                   available to read every day.

 

Spellings and work from         This will be given out on a Friday and to be returned the following Thursday in 

an area of the curriculum:       homework books. Spellings will be tested on a Friday.

 

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

 

In addition to me the class have 'Fuller Friday as they will be taught by Mrs Fuller. Additionally, if you, or anyone you know, has skills or knowledge that could enrich our in-class learning, we would love to hear from you and see if we can make use of this in our lessons. 

 

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,

 

Mr Hudson 

 

Dahl Class Teacher / Deputy Headteacher

 

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