One family in Christ

Year 2 - St. Bernadette 2019 - 2020

Miss McGuigan

heart Hello and welcome to Year 2’s class page! I hope you enjoy having a look at what we are learning this term smiley


Teacher: Miss McGuigan

Teaching assistant: Miss Iram

1:1 support: Miss Wilding


Here is a quick insight into the type of things that we will be learning about during Autumn 1:

Literacy - This half term, we are basing all of our work on ‘Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain’ and ‘The Leopard’s Drum’. We will be experimenting with our writing, trying to include a range of conjunctions to extend our sentences. The children will be focusing on making sure they are using phonics to help them spell and spelling the KS1 common exception words accurately. 

Reading – The children will be tackling comprehension booklets that are allowing them to practise their reading skills. The children will complete a comprehension task and have time to following day to go through an discuss the questions/answers with support. We are reading ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams in our guided reading sessions and some children are continuing with daily phonics interventions.

Numeracy - During Autumn 1, we will be focusing on 'Number' which will include looking at: place value, addition and subtraction. Children will be completing a weekly arithmetic test that will allow them to practise their skills independently.

Science – We are exploring ‘Carnival of the animals’ this half term! Within this topic we will be focusing on identifying, comparing and describing the common features of a range of animals.

History and Geography - Our topic this half term is 'Africa' and our big question is 'How can we make the world fair?'. Within this topic we will: name and locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans and use maps and globes to identify the equator.

Religious Education - Over Autumn 1, our topics will be 'Beginnings' and 'Families'. Within the first topic, we will look at the story of Creation and our new journey into Year Two. We will take time to reflect during our class collective worships and join in with prayers and songs. 

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