This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s learning in Year 2 at a glance!

 

Year 2

Learning Link: London’s Burning

We will be very busy in Year 2 this term!  As part of our topic on the Great Fire of London, children will have lots of opportunities for hands on learning including a London’s Burning workshop and the opportunity to make a Tudor House to create a street to demonstrate how the fire started.  We will also learn how London has changed as a result of the fire.  We will study the Plague and make links to the importance of staying safe and healthy in Science. Children will learn important skills of colour mixing when painting their portraits and those of important historical figures.  We will make use of outdoor learning by creating land art using natural Autumn objects in the style of a contemporary artist.  We will also focus on the skills of coding and touch typing in Computing this term.

Mrs Clarke: mrsclarke@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs Hills: mrshills@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs Royce: mrsroyce@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Autumn

Year Group reminders

P.E on Tuesday.

Our Golden Thread we are thinking about this week is Hope.

Flu immunisations will be taking place this week.

For extra Maths support, do not forget to use Numbots – the login details will be the same as the children had in Year One.

Also, please remember to supply your child with a full range of colouring pencils and a named glue stick.  Thank you.

RE

Preparing. Understanding the significance of the Advent wreath.

English

To rediscover word classes (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions)

To write about your favourite hobby using word classes appropriately to engage the reader.

Phonics

This week we will be revising how to make the long vowel sound /e/ (ee, ea, e_e, y).

SPAG

Revision of word classes: adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions.

HFW set for homework:

Half, hold, hour, improve, kind

Spelling rule:

The l sound spelt ‘-il’ at the end of words, e.g. pencil

Maths

Using different strategies when solving multiplication problems

Science

Finding out about new materials- tarmac and John McAdam

Art and DT

Evaluating and testing our Tudor Houses

Computing

Using the internet to research scientists

French

My family

Geography or History

Geography: Working in groups, the children will be exploring some of the characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK.

Music

Advent songs. Learning to play the spoons 3- Incorporating rolls into our rhythm patterns on one leg and across the legs and turning our non-spoon hand.

PE

To use signals to help attack and defend.

PSHE

Writing and illustrating messages of hope for Busenya

Homework

Spelling, reading and maths

Rediscover and Going Deeper

(learning for the first day of absence)

ENGLISH

Rediscover expanded noun phrases by using this website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f . Watch the video and complete the activities.

Go Deeper – look outside your window and describe what you can see using expanded noun phrases to add interest to your writing. Use your senses to help describe the scene: touch; taste; smell; sight; sound.

MATHS

Rediscover using the multiplication symbol:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-the-multiplication-symbol-c8vp2d?activity=video&step=1

Go Deeper

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