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Year 2 Cuckoos

Welcome to Cuckoos 

Class Teacher - Miss Bailey

LSP - Mrs Aston

email:     class.cuckoos@burnttree.sandwell.sch.uk

Our learning

 

Spring term
Maths

In Maths this term, we will be learning about :

  • Money
  • Multiplication and division
  • Length and height
  • Mass, capacity and temperature

The children take part in daily arithmetic lessons as well as an arithmetic test every week where they use their knowledge of number to solve problems.

We will also continue our 'Mastering Number' sessions 4 times a week where we will become fluent in basic number facts. We will become more confident using our Rekenrek to demonstrate this.

English/Reading

In English this term, we are studying the stories of 'Percy the Park Keeper' by Nick Butterworth. We will create a winter setting description after we have collected a range of vocabulary from the story and explored a range of winter objects such as snow and ice.

We will also study the story 'The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. We will create a set of instructions about how to make a paper plate owl as well as learn facts about owls in order to create our own non-chronological report about them.

The children will bring a reading book home every week as well as a phonics book, which allows them to practise further. We have a range of texts that children will be working through and will hopefully enjoy! 

All children will be heard read at least once a week in addition to phonics and guided reading sessions, so please make sure that their book bag is in school every day.

Science

In Science this term, we will be learning about living things and their habitats and animals including humans. We will be learning new vocabulary including: living, dead, never been alive, habitat, micro habitat, food chain, producer, consumer, predator, prey, offspring, growth, nutrition, hygiene, exercise and survival. 

In the unit living things and their habitats we will: explore the differences between things that are living, dead and never been alive, identify a range of habitats, discuss how habitats provide for the basic needs of animals and describe how animals obtain their foods from plants and other animals using a food chain.

In the unit animals incluing humans we will: notice that animals have offspring which grow into adults, find out and describe the basic needs of animals for survival and describe the importance of exercise, eating healthily and hygiene.

Topic

In Topic this term, we will be learning about hot and cold places. We will identify and explore our local area and compare and contrast this with hot and cold places from around the world such as Antarctica and Africa. We will use a range of geographical vocabulary to be able to demonstrate our learning. We will use a range of maps, globes, atlases and Google Earth on the iPad to look at the different places. We will discuss the relationship between the equator and why places have the climates that they do.

PE

In PE this term, the children will be developing their skills in dance and gymnastics. Children will dance keeping to an 8 beat rhythm and be able to move in time to the music. In gymnastics, children will be developing their skills to create a sequence. They will be able to show a range of balances and travel safely in a range of ways. They will also use equipment to find different ways of how to get on and off safely.

Computing

In Computing this term, the children will learn the different parts of a laptop and what they are all used for. They will continue to learn how to log in using their own username and password. The children will be learning about online safety through our scheme on Purple Mash. 

RE

In RE this term, we will be learning about Sikhism. We will specifically be learning about the Sikh place of worship, the Holy book and different religious festivals.

We shall also continue to celebrate other special events from different religions during this term which will be showcased in our 'Mini Topic' book.

PSHE

In PSHE this term, the children will continue to have their weekly PSHE lessons where our units are ‘Dreams and goals’ and ‘Healthy me’. In these topics we will be discussing how it is important to work hard and persevere to achieve your dreams and goals. We will talk about the importance of working hard in a team and why learning with others is important. We will be discussing healthy food and nutrition as well as making healthy choices.

Look what we have been doing...


We have been working very hard to learn about hot and cold places!