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Welcome to Year 2

Throughout your child’s last year at St George’s School we will work hard but also have lots of fun. We will continue to develop a love for reading, become even more efficient writers and mathematicians, learn new and interesting things and continue to be thoughtful and caring friends.

This is an outline of curriculum coverage for the Autumn Term 2015 and also clarifies routines and events which take place during each school week.

AUTUMN  TERM

2018/19

Mrs Barber (Brahms Class)

& Mrs Yendell (Vivaldi Class)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to a new school year, I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer holiday.

Throughout your child’s last year at St George’s School we will work hard but also have lots of fun. We will continue to develop a love for reading, become even more efficient writers, learn new and interesting things and continue to be thoughtful and caring friends.

This letter outlines the curriculum coverage for the Autumn Term 2017 and also clarifies routines and events which take place during each school week.

English and Maths

In both English and Maths we will be working from the National Curriculum. Our English schemes of work will still be closely linked to our topics, to enable as many opportunities for cross-curricular writing and problem solving as possible.

 

Topic

Autumn 1st Half: Travel and Transport

This Travel and Transport unit will teach the children about the development of travel and transport throughout history. Alongside consolidating the children's understanding of chronology through using timelines and making comparisons between old and new forms of transport, the unit focuses on early travel methods of the Vikings, through to the invention of cars, trains and aeroplanes. It also looks at the significant individuals George Stephenson and the Wright brothers.

 

Autumn 2nd Half: Let’s Sculpt

In this unit, children will be introduced to six sculptors: Marc Quinn, Michelle Reader, Barbara Hepworth, Jill Townsley, Brendan Jamison, and Eva Rothschild. Children will make their own sculptures using a range of unusual materials: bread, recycled materials, boxes, plastic spoons, sugar cubes, and marshmallows. Children will learn about figurative and abstract sculptures, and think about shapes and materials.

 

Science – Investigating Materials – The main objective in Science is to identify, describe and compare the properties of different materials whilst looking at practical uses for them.

 

R.E. - Children will be working from the Bucks agreed syllabus to explore world faiths particularly focussing on Christianity and Judaism.

 

Music - The long and short of it (Duration): This develops children's ability to discriminate between longer and shorter sounds, and to use them to create interesting sequences of sound.

Feel the pulse (Pulse and Rhythm): This develops children's ability to recognise the difference between beat and rhythm and to perform with a sense of beat.

 

ComputingProgramming on screen

Children will use a simple coding programme to develop ideas and make things happen. They will be reviewing, modifying and evaluating work as they progress through the unit.

 

 

P.S.H.E. and P4C – We will be using our circle times and PSHE sessions to practice P4C (Philosophy for children).  We will be discussing and debating issues and questions related to our topic work.  Questions like –Do we use too much plastic? These sessions are designed to help improve children’s debating skills, tolerance and understanding of other views and opinion and also to introduce new vocabulary to enhance language skills.

 

PE – Quicksticks Hockey - Quicksticks is designed to introduce young people to the game of hockey. It is 4-a-side, can be played on any surface, and uses a larger, lighter and safer ball. It is a fun, fast, safe and exciting game that has been designed so that anyone can deliver the game, regardless of previous hockey experience.

 

Please ensure all children come to school with full and labelled PE kit.

Children with long hair must have their hair tied back.

Pupils wearing earrings should either remove them

or cover them with micropore tape during PE.

General Information:

 

Home-School Contact Books

Contact books are for correspondence from home to school or vice versa. These should be handed in every morning by the children and will be given back every afternoon. Watch out for the yellow card flap which indicates a new message has been written in the book. 

Home Reading

The home reading records are to be used solely for home reading. Every time you hear your child read, a short note should be entered in the book. If there is nothing particular to note then simply the page numbers read will signal that your child has been heard. These books should be handed in by your child daily to be checked and then sent home again. If your child has read they will receive a sticker.

 

Reading Eggs

A letter has been sent home  detailing use of Reading Eggs and includes your child's individual password.

Please see the link below for a parent brochure explaining the different tasks in both Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress.

There are many exciting and engaging activities to aid your child's reading on this interactive website. We hope you and your child enjoy them and find them beneficial. smiley

 

Mathletics

 

This is another great tool for children to learn and practice mathematical skills at school and home.

Your child has been sent home with their own individual login for use with this website.

Letters home

Homework

This term, homework will be given to the children on a Friday, and must be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.  Any work handed in after the Wednesday deadline will be acknowledged with a sticker but will not be marked.  One week the children will be given a Literacy based task, and the following week it will be a Maths based problem.

During the Summer Term the children will also have times tables practice.

Reminders

Please ensure all children come to school with full and labelled PE kit.

White t-shirt with school logo

Black shorts /Tracksuit bottoms (for outside PE session in colder weather)

Black plimsolls

Gym Bag

Children with long hair must have their hair tied back.

Pupils wearing earrings should either remove them or cover them with micropore tape during PE.

 

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