St Marys Class Two

Welcome to the Class Two page!

Autumn Term September - December 2018

Dear Parents and children,

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter and are refreshed and ready to learn!  This term we will be focusing our learning through the topics ofMarvellous Mini-beasts and Amazing Africa!

In science the children will be learning about animals and their habitats. They will be using their investigative skills to find out about how we can categorise different things into alive, dead and never alive.  We will study different habitats and look at how animals adapt to their environment and also look at simple food chains.  Our Geography work will focus on the country Kenya in Africa.  We will compare life in Kenya to life in the UK. 

In art, design and technology we will be exploring mixing primary and secondary colours when painting pictures of sunflowers.  We will be developing our observational drawing skills and experimenting with inventing new lines to add detail to our drawings.  We will also print patterns with different materials to create texture and use paper in different ways to create different effects.  We will also design and make our very own pop-up book all about mini-beasts!  We will learn how to create sliders, pop-ups and springs and use them in our books.

Each week we will be running a stay and play session on Wednesdays 8.50-9.15am and a different cooking activity on Thursdays.  The children will take it in turns to make a tasty treat for the whole class to enjoy.  This gives us a great opportunity to practise a range of skills from reading and following instructions, taking turns, sharing, handling equipment responsibly, weighing and measuring, working together and communicating with one another.  It fosters great teamwork and a sense of pride and achievement when sharing their treat with the rest of the class! A £3 donation for the term would be greatly appreciated to help me cover the cost of the ingredients.

Throughout the term the children will be developing their reading and writing skills by learning about the key features of information writing and use this to write their own information about different mini-beasts and African animals.  The children will be developing their narrative skills through writing in response to film clips from The Lion King. 

Throughout the term in Maths, the year one children will be learning about grouping and sharing equally and adding equal groups together. We will then link this to fractions and finding halves and quarters of shapes and amounts.  In shape, space and measures we will be looking at position and direction, recognising and understanding the value of coins and notes, telling the time to the hour and half past the hour and finally, place value of numbers up to 100 working on recognising, comparing, ordering numbers and knowing one more and one less than any number crossing the tens boundaries.

Throughout the term in Maths, the year two children will be developing their understanding of reading and understanding the maths within word problems in preparation for their SATS.  In shape, space and measures they will look at position and direction and learn to tell the time to 5 minute intervals.

All in all, it promises to be a very busy term!  If your child has anything they wish to share that relates to our topic, they are welcome to bring it in.  (Please be aware that if children bring in a toy from home, I will put it away in my cupboard till the end of the day.  I recommend that precious things are left at home as there is always a risk of things getting broken or lost.)

Kind regards Mrs. Sambrook

 

 

This Year's Curriculum

KS1 Medium Term Plan for Writing.               Term: Autumn                      Topic: Seasons and Space

 

Writing form

Transcription

Composition

Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation

Week 1

 

Instructions:

How to make a pine cone bird feeder.

  • Read and spell words with ay, ee & igh.
  • Add ing & ed to words ending in e. (Knock of the e & add ending)
  • Orally rehearse sentences.
  • Consider what they are going to write before beginning. (Orally rehearse, generate vocabulary, encapsulate what they want to say sentence by sentence.)
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Punctuate simple sentence with capital letter and full stop.
  • Sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Use full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.

Week 2

 

Instructions:

How to make a bird picture.

  • Read and spell words with ow, oo & ar.
  • Add er & est to words ending in e. (Knock of the e & add ending)

 

  • Orally rehearse sentences.
  • Consider what they are going to write before beginning. (Orally rehearse, generate vocabulary, encapsulate what they want to say sentence by sentence.)
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Punctuate simple sentence with capital letter and full stop.
  • Sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Use full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.

Week 3

 

Instructions:

How to make ginger-bread.

  • Read and spell words with or, ou & ir.
  • Add y to words ending in e. (Knock of the e & add ending)
  • Orally rehearse sentences.
  • Consider what they are going to write before beginning. (Orally rehearse, generate vocabulary, encapsulate what they want to say sentence by sentence.)
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Punctuate simple sentence with capital letter and full stop.
  • Sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Use full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.

Writing form

Transcription

Composition

Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation

Week 4

 

Poetry:

Autumn

  • Read and spell words with air, oy & oo (u).
  • Add ing & ed to words with short vowel by doubling the consonant & adding the ending. (Words ending in x are an exception.)
  • Sequence sentences to form short narratives.
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their writing. (Read to check it makes sense & check punctuation.)
  • Use capital letter for the pronoun I and names.
  • Expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.

Week 5

 

Narrative:

The Aliens have landed!

  • Read and spell words with er, oi & ai.
  • Add er & est to words with short vowel by doubling the consonant & adding the ending. (Words ending in x are an exception.)
  • Sequence sentences to form short narratives.
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their writing. (Read to check it makes sense, check punctuation & tense)
  • Use capital letter for the pronoun I and names.
  • Expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.

Week 6

 

Narrative:

E.T

  • Read and spell words with ea, y & oa.
  • Add y to words with short vowel by doubling the consonant & adding the ending. (Words ending in x are an exception.)
  • Sequence sentences to form short narratives.
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their writing. (Read to check it makes sense, check punctuation, tense & spellings.)
  • Use capital letter for the pronoun I and names.
  • Expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.

Week 7

 

Narrative:

Star wars

Assess what has been taught so far.

  • Sequence sentences to form short narratives.
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their writing. (Read to check it makes sense, check punctuation, tense & spellings.)

 

  • Use capital letter for the pronoun I and names.
  • Expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.

 

 

 

Writing form

Transcription

Composition

Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation

Week 8

 

Poetry:

Fireworks

  • Read and spell words with are, nk & ng.
  • Homophones & near homophones
  • Re-read it to check it makes sense. (Add in missing words.)
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their writing. (Respond to feedback.)
  • Use and to join words and clauses.
  • Use subordinating conjunctions (when & that)

Week 9

 

Recount:

Gunpowder Plot

  • Read and spell words with ear, a-e & i-e. 
  • Homophones & near homophones
  • Re-read it to check it makes sense. (Add in missing words.)
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their writing. (Respond to feedback.)
  • Use and to join words and clauses.
  • Use subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that & because) and coordinating conjunctions (and, so, or & but).

Week 10

 

Recount:

Our trip to National Space Centre

  • Read and spell words with o-e, u-e & ur.
  • Learn to spell words with contracted and possessive forms.
  • Re-read it to check it makes sense. (Add in missing words.)
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their writing. (Respond to feedback.)
  • Use and to join words and clauses.
  • Use subordinating & coordinating conjunctions (when, if, that & because, and, so, or & but).
  • Use apostrophes for possessive & contracted form.

Week 11

 

Recount:

Landing on the moon

  • Read and spell words with split diagraphs.
  • Learn to spell words with contracted and possessive forms.

Plan for big write the following week.

Generate vocabulary to use.

Week 12

Assess what has been taught so far.

Assess what has been taught so far.

Assess what has been taught so far.

Christmas week

 

KS1 Overview for Maths.          Term: Autumn

 

Topic

Year 1

Year 2

Week 1

Place value

Introduce tens and ones (11-20)

Use numicom, ten frames, arrow cards, bead strings

Count objects to 100

Read and write numbers in numerals and words.

 

Week 2

Place value

Sort and count objects up to 20

Count forwards to 20

Count backwards from 20

Know 1 more & 1 less      

Represent numbers to 100

Tens and ones with part, part, whole model

Tens and ones using addition

 

Week 3

Place value

Counting using 1-1 correspondence

Comparing groups

Introduce < = > (3 days)

Use place value chart to organise numbers

Compare objects

Compare numbers

Order objects and numbers

 

Week 4

Place value

Comparing numbers

Ordering amounts

Ordering numbers

Ordinal numbers

Count in 2s, 5s, 10s

Count in 3s

Complete number sequences counting forwards

Complete number sequences counting backwards

 

Week 5

Addition & Subtraction

Part, part, whole model

Addition fact families

Number bonds within 10

Systematic methods for number bonds within 10

Addition & subtraction bonds to 20

Check calculations

Compare number sentences

Related number facts

Number bonds to 100

 

Week 6

Addition & Subtraction

Compare number bonds

Adding together

Adding more

Finding a part

Add & subtract ones (0-100)

Add & subtract tens (0-100)

Add a 2-digit & a 1-digit number crossing the tens boundary

Subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number crossing the tens boundary

 

Week 7

Addition & Subtraction

Taking away, how many left? Crossing out

Finding a part, breaking apart

Subtraction: Taking away, how many left?

Fact families-the 8 facts

 

Add two 2-digit numbers (not crossing tens boundaries)

Add two 2-digit numbers.

Add 3 single digit numbers

HALF TERM

Week 8

Addition & Subtraction

Subtraction: counting backwards

Subtraction: finding the difference

Compare addition & subtraction statements a + b > c + d

Subtract one 2-digit number from another (not crossing tens boundaries)

Subtract 2-digit numbers.

Number bonds to 100

 

Week 9 Shape

Recognise and name 2d shapes

Sort 2d shapes

Make patterns

Recognise 2d and 3d shapes

Count sides and vertices on 2d shapes

Draw 2d shapes

Lines of symmetry

Sort 2d shapes

Make patterns with 2d shapes

 

Week 10 Shape

Recognise and name 3d shapes

Sort 3d shapes

Make patterns

Count faces, edges and vertices on 3d shapes

Sort 3d shapes

Make patterns with 3d shapes

 

Week 11

Money

Recognising coins

Recognising notes

Count money:

Pence

Pounds (notes & coins)

Notes & coins

Select money

Make the same amount

 

Week 11

Money & PUMA TESTS

Counting in coins-least number of coins to make amount

Link to place value of tens and ones

Find different ways to make an amount

What are the missing coins?

Compare money

Find the total

Find the difference

Find change

Two-step problems

Week 12

Multiplication & Division

Count in tens

Make equal groups

Add equal groups (3 days)

Recognise equal groups

Make equal groups

Add equal groups

Multiplication sentences using x symbol

Multiplication sentences from pictures

 

Week 13

Multiplication & Division

Make arrays (2 days)

Make doubles (2 days)

Making equal groups

Use arrays

2x, 5x, 10x tables

Make equal groups-sharing

Odd and even numbers

 

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

 

 

 

Class 2 Homework

To ensure your child grows into a confident and fluent reader get them to read to you as often as possible.  The children will bring home four books a week and keywords.  The idea is that they will try to read to you at least four times a week and have a new and exciting book to tackle each time.  Reading is one of those activities that needs to be done little and often and it is something that parents can really be involved in.  Don't forget if your child is too tired to read to you, reading to them is just as beneficial.  It gives us the chance to model fluent and expressive reading.  

To help your child learn their keywords you could play one of the games listed below. 

Pairs

Write out two sets of keywords and play matching pairs, reading the words as you turn them over. 

Which one is missing?

Write out a set of keywords and spread them out on the table.  Ask them to close their eyes and remove one of the words.  Ask them to open their eyes and tell you which word is missing. 

Tic-tac-toe

Draw a grid and write two sets of keywords in two different colours. Take it in turns to place a keyword on a square and read it.  The person to get three of their keywords in a line wins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the increased demand on maths facts fluency, I will be sending home a weekly maths task.  It is up to you as a family to decide how much of this you wish to complete, I understand that some weeks are busier than others!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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