Lemur - Miss Jordan
Welcome to our class page!
This year Lemur class will be taught by myself, Miss Jordan. The Year 1/2 team have been working hard to plan lots of exciting and engaging topics and learning opportunities to explore this year and I can't wait to learn it all together! You can find an overview of what we will be up to across the year on the document below. Make sure that you check this page regularly as it will be frequently updated with new information and dates, helpful tips to support your child and lots of images of what we have been up to in class. To find out a little bit more about myself, Miss Jordan, click on the link below to see my profile!
This year we will also be supported by our teaching assistant Mrs Meadow's. Some other members of staff that we will work closely with include, Miss Storey and Mr Burch (Year 1/2 teachers), Mrs Golding, Ms Edwards and Mrs Heath (Teaching assistants working across the Yr 1/2 team), Mr Calver (sports teacher), Mrs Hammond and Mrs Wilson (HLTA/ PPA cover)
Key dates this term:
Friday 27th November: Glitter and Glue Day
Key information about the school week:
Homework and Spellings will be sent home weekly - Please check back for more information about this in the Autumn term. Homework will be sent out via Seesaw each Thursday (please see your child's reading record for their log in details). Spellings will be tested each Thursday.
Children will have two PE sessions a week. On a Tuesday they will need to bring their P.E kit into school with them in a kit bag. On a Friday children will come into school wearing their full PE kit. Please ensure that this is weather appropriate.
Long hair should be tied up and any earrings should be removed or covered with tape. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own PE belongings. Please support your child to do this by ensuring that all of their clothing is fully named and by practising some of the skills needed i.e. buttons/zips/etc. at home to promote their independence.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS, PE KITS AND WATER BOTTLES: Please ensure that all children's belongings are named so that any misplaced items can be returned to your child.
Home learning support/ information:
In Maths we will be continuing to follow the ‘White Rose’ scheme of work. This focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with some form of counting. This term our counting will focus on counting forwards and backwards within 100, starting for various starting points i.e. 37-84. We will also begin to count in 2s and 10s.
Over the Autumn 2 term we will be working towards being able to add and subtract within 20 as well as continuing to develop our understanding of place value within 20. To support your child find manipulatives around your home and practise adding them together, i.e. find 5 cars and 3 teddies can you add them together, writing down the sum and then find the total?
We follow the ‘White Rose’ scheme of work for year 2 maths. This can be found online easily following this link:
The children are learning number bonds to 20, using Numicon and also drawing sticks and stones (sticks represent number of tens and stones represent ones). The children will move on to adding 2-digit numbers together. For multiplication and division, year 2 children need to be able to count in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. They will need to solve both multiplication and division problems using these times tables. You can practice counting using objects from around your house (pasta, stones, toy cars etc) or perhaps you can use objects from your garden or the park.
This term we are using descriptive language to describe Autumn. We are writing simple sentences with adjectives (Describing words) to build sentences. We are reading the book ‘Sweep’ for inspiration. We have also been outside for inspiration wandering through the school woodland.
We are then moving on to reading a non-fiction book called ‘A Winter’s Sleep: A hibernation story’. The children are going to learn facts about wildlife hibernating and create an illustrated information book.
This term we are reading the book ‘Sweep’ and writing descriptions about Autumn. We have looked at images of weather, trees and wildlife for inspiration. The children are writing full sentences using ‘expanded noun phrases’ (adjective, adjective noun) with some really interesting adjectives. We are then moving on to reading a non-fiction book called ‘A Winter’s Sleep: A hibernation story’. The children are going to learn facts about wildlife hibernating and create an illustrated information book. The children will be writing a range of sentences, including statements, commands, questions and also exclamation sentences. The children will learn how to write contracted words and use these appropriately in sentences.
Please see the website below for daily ‘Read. Write. Inc.’ phonics videos.
This term we have been learning about Queen Elizabeth I. In this second half of Autumn Term, we are going to be learning about the Great Fire of London. We will discuss how the fire started, why the fire spread so quickly, how the fire eventually stopped. We will discuss the lessons we have learned from the Great Fire of London. Leading up to Christmas, we will be teaching the children about how to be safe with fire and read the book ‘Mog’s Christmas Calamity’. This book was used as the Christmas Sainsbury’s advert some years ago!
In Computing we are continuing to develop our basic skills, using a trackpad, typing skills etc. This term we will be creating a digital Christmas card, experimenting with using different fonts, colours and copying and pasting images into our e-card.
In Art we are drawing Autumn leaves and using different drawing tools, such as pencil, pen, charcoal and inks. We are working towards drawing detailed images of birds and making a 3D sculpture using wire, foam board and collaged paper.
Our Autumn term topic will be 'Kings and Queens'
We will be working towards answering our underpinning question: What does it mean to be royal?
Power of Reading/ Literacy
We will be exploring the following two texts, Halibut Jackson by David Lucas (Autumn 1) and Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin (Autumn 2). We will be using a 'Talk for Writing' style approach along side 'Power of Reading' to develop language, create story maps and develop our fluency in recalling key information and vocabulary from the texts that we read.
Autumn 1 focus:
Write an invitation to the Queen from Halibut Jackson.
Write a set of instructions for a recipe (Banquet)
Autumn 2 focus:
To use persuasive writing to inform wanted posters to hunt the Witch.
Write a diary entry from Rapunzels point of view.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose Scheme of work which focuses on developing reasoning and fluency techniques. Every Maths lesson will begin with some sort of counting and will always include an element of reasoning. This term our focus for each year group will be:
- Focus on place value/numbers within 20 and then 50.
- Addition and subtraction with 20.
- Multiplication ( 2, 5 and 10 times tables).
- Recognising coins/ money amounts.
- Focus on place value/numbers within 100.
- Addition and subtraction with 100.
- Multiplication ( 2, 5 and 10 times tables).
Children will continue their phonics journey, practising previously taught sounds as well as learning new 'special friends' and the alternative ways of making familiar sounds. Each day the children will practise reading 'real' and 'nonsense' words as well as using their 'Fred fingers' to spell words containing the 'special friends'.
Please help your child by reading with them as often as possible and use the resources that are sent home to practise their recognition of the phonemes and special friends. Check that you are saying the sounds correctly by clicking on the pronunciation video links below:
All other subjects throughout the Autumn term:
History: We will be exploring a historical timeline of previous Kings and Queens who have ruled in our country with a particular focus on Elizabeth l as a significant figure in history.
Geography: Observing the similarities and differences between Halibut Jackson's (POR text) environment and our local area.
Science: Exploring the properties, similarities and differences between everyday materials and what they can be used for.
Computing: Exploring basic programming and commands using Bee-Bots.
PE: Invasion games
Music: 'In the groove' unit.
RE: Christianity - What does it mean to belong?
Art: Exploring painting!
Design and Technology: Food technology - making a banquet.
Below are some links to support further learning at home:
As a school we use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as a scheme to help support our teaching of children to read (Phonics), the link below will take you to the parental page of the RWI website. This will give you access to understanding how a RWI lesson is taught, what it consists of and how you can support your child.
Support your child further with Phonics:
Find free reading books at: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Support your child further with Maths: