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Year 2 - Zephaniah and Rosen Class

In Zephaniah our class teacher is Miss Brown.

In Rosen our class teacher is Mrs Soubry. 

Our teaching assistants are  Mrs Douglas, Mrs Brown and Miss Rose. 

 

 

There are lots of ways to support your child's learning at home. If you are unsure of your child's login information for any of the websites below then send a message to your child's Teacher through DOJO.

 

Please read with your child regularly and write in their reading diaries when you have read with them. The children get certificates and prizes for reading which is written in their diaries.

 

The children can practise their times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

There will be competitions, certificates and prizes throughout the year. 

 

A fun website to engage the children in their reading is Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics & Reading Game

 

You can look at what your children have been learning in Science and complete quizzes with your children on Science for children 4 to 14 years (developingexperts.com)

 

The children can practise their number bonds, addition and subtraction on the Numbots website.

Numbots Game

 

The children have access to an online library which has a variety of different books to suit all interests. They can log on to the website using this link. 

Collins Big Cat Ebook Library

 

 

 

 

In Rosen Class our PE day is Wednesday.

In Zephaniah Class our PE day is Thursday.

 

 Please ensure your child has suitable clothes for outdoor PE (jogging bottoms, jumper and trainers).  The children can find it difficult to take part in lessons if they are wearing clothing such as jeans. 

We will communicate a lot through Class DOJO. We will send messages and post pictures and information about what the children are learning. If you need support downloading the app or signing in then please ask your child's class teacher.

Our topic for this half term is Movers and Shakers!

In the Movers and Shakers project, your child will learn five statements from Dawson's model that will help them identify people who are historically significant and use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times. They will study the life and impact of a significant person in the locality and of 10 significant individuals from around the world. We will learn all about Robin Hood on our first trip to the galleries of justice. They will complete in-depth studies of significant explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, and significant activists Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks and think carefully about the impact of their actions. The children will also carry out an independent study of a significant person from the past and learn about people who are significant today. They will also learn how significant people are commemorated and design a memorial for a person they have studied.

 

Movers and shakers knowledge organiser

Help your child to enjoy our new Topic by completing activities with them at home. There is a list of home learning ideas below. The children can bring these into school to show their teacher and earn DOJO points. 

In Maths this half term, we will learn about place value, addition and subtraction. 

To access parent information for the Maths scheme we follow. Please follow this link. 

For Parents & Carers | White Rose Maths

In Science this half term we will be learning about everyday materials.

This unit is about exploring the development of materials over time, including researching some of the key material innovators. Learners have the opportunity to investigate different materials and consider those which are best to use for certain tasks.  With opportunities during the unit to observe and test materials, and to make choices of which materials to use for building models, this unit really helps learners to engage in materials science.

In RE we will be learning about Navratri. 

Navratri is celebrated for nine nights and 10 days. Hindus worship a different form of the mother goddess Durga every day, including Lakshmi (the goddess of good fortune and wealth) and Saraswati (the goddess of wisdom). In India, clay statues of Durga are placed in homes, temples and street shrines during the festival. On the tenth day (Dussehra) the statues are paraded in the streets and put into water to disintegrate.

Navratri is a time for new, colourful clothes, good food, dancing and families. However, it is also a time to fast, worship the goddesses quietly and take part in puja ceremonies every day. Navratri is also celebrated as a harvest festival. Many Hindus plant nine different grains at the beginning of the festival to celebrate a good harvest.

I have attached a list of key words below. 

RE Glossary

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