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We are looking forward to an exciting spring term with you all. Please read the brief overview below this telling you what we will be doing in each subject.
As always, you can continue to contact us through our class emails which are at the top of the page. Our emails will continue to be monitored on week days during the term time and we will endeavour to reply within 72 hours. Messages can always be sent via the blue organiser and any brief messages at drop off or collection times are welcome. Any urgent messages should be phoned through to the office.
Mrs Markham, Mrs Pope and Mrs Walsh
2M and 2HP will be doing PE on Tuesday and Thursday this half term.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we will doing PE outside as much as possible so can you please make sure your child is suitable clothed e.g. navy jogging pants. The focus will be dance and developing our invasive game skills.
Please can you carefully label your child's jumpers/cardigans with their names. We do try to make sure any misplaced clothing gets back to the right child and we appreciate it when parents ask about any lost property.
In maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction from two digit numbers. We will be using concrete objects, pictorial representations and mental strategies to solve a range of addition and subtraction-based problems. Then we will be introducing multiplication using arrays to show repeated addition.
We will start the term off by reading some poetry and then focus on 'These are my Colours' by Colin West. Using this poem as a starting point we will create our own Christmas poem 'These are my Christmas Colours'. After that, we will read the story Dogger by Shirley Hughes and taking this as our stimulus we will write our own innovated version of the story.
Our topic this term is Materials Matter. The children will be identifying and discussing the uses of different everyday materials. Through a range of enquiry skills, we will think about the properties of materials in order to decide why materials are suitable or unsuitable for different uses. Through working scientifically, we will compare the uses of different materials.
The children have been given either one or two reading books and one book for shared reading with an adult. They will change these books once a week.
Please continue to read with your child as often as possible and write a brief message recording this in the blue organiser on the righthand side. We are always happy to hear about anything they are reading from home as well.
Any teachers who read with your child will also write a comment there about how your child is progressing with their reading.
This half term, we will be focusing on London as our capital city. We will learning about the human and physical features of London and will compare these features with other capital cities in the UK. Our mapping skills will come into practise when we learn compass directions to describe the location of features on a map. We will get the chance to practise our fieldwork skills when we tour Macclesfield Town in order to compare its features with those of London.
In RE, we will be learning about why going to the synagogue is important to Jews and what is the role of the Rabbi? After that, we will think about what makes an item precious so we can begin to understand the different items that are precious to Jewish people.
The children will be looking at a range of puppets and discuss how they have been made. From that they will design their own puppet and use their stitching skills to join two pieces of material together for either decoration or the construction of the puppet.
We will continue to focus on Year 2 Common Exception Words, playing some memory games to see which spellings we can remember and then we will practise writing them into sentences. We will then start to learn about homophones and suffixes.
We are still focusing on a range of Year 1 and Year 2 tricky words. The children will be reading these words and applying them in their writing. See attached document for the different words.