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Primary Academy

Year 2: Terrific Tigers & Brave Bears

Miss Anderson teaches our Terrific Tigers and Mrs Bell teaches our Brave Bears!

Our Autumn 1 Topic is 'All Around the World'

Important Bits

Reading: Pupils can change their reading books when they come into school in the morning times by asking their teacher and going to the library to get a new book. All pupils will be heard reading by their class teacher at least once a week. **Please note there has been a delay in the order of Year 2 reading records but we shall get there to you as quickly as possible. 

Spellings: There will no longer be spellings tests in school. As an alternative for Year 2 pupils who need to know their common exception words we will be sending home a copy of the words the children are required to learn only. 

Homework: Homework will alternate each week between Maths with Parents and a topic or writing piece. 

Overview by subject

English: In class we are reading "One Day on our Blue Planet in the Savannah". We are learning all about lions and the Savannah in Africa. We will eventually be building up to writing a fact file about an alternative African animal. 

Maths: Our new Maths skills will include place value. We will be learning how to count up in 10s, 5s, 3s and 2s and how to understand the value of tens and units. Following on from this we shall be adding and subtracting.

Science: This term the children will be learning about animals and their babies. Growing and how we might change in this process as well as the basic needs we need to keep us all alive. 

Art and Design: We shall be looking at the work, life and art styles Hunderwasser. 

Computing: This term we will teach your children about the basics of computing by learning and practising to log onto computers and open certain web pages/icons. 

Geography: Year 2 will look at maps and aerial images to help them to draw their own maps of the classroom and Rushden. They will learn how to use a key and know North, East, South, West on a compuss to help them to navigate their way around a real map. 

PE: Outdoors basic skills - throwing and catching. 

RE: We will be learning about Christianity and Jesus teaching of kindness to others.