Malorie Blackman Class
Welcome to our class page!
Here you will find lots of information about what we are currently learning in Year 2.
Class Teacher: Mrs A Graham
Teaching Assistants: Miss S Chittim & Mrs Tole
This half term...
During Autumn 2, we will be completing the following mini-missions;
Castaway: Oh no! We have been stranded on a desert island. Throughout this mini-mission, we will be investigating a variety of materials and will carry out an investigation to find the best materials to make a shelter. In English, we will be exploring non-fiction texts and will use this information to create our own survival guide to help Castaway Clive.
Time Travellers: We will be travelling back in time to learn more about Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. Using a range of sources, we will gather information and compare both of these pioneers.
Journey to the North Pole: During this mini-mission, we will bring the story 'The Polar Express' to life. We will use this story to develop our language and vocabulary and will write a recount from the perspective of the boy. In Art, we will experiment with a range of brushes and mix paint to produce secondary colours. We will use these skills to create a wintery landscape. In addition to this, we will be going on a school trip, experiencing our own North Pole Adventure at the National Forest Adventure Farm.
Every Friday, we will sit together as a class and reflect on our week of learning. We will create a class newsletter to share our learning and experiences with parents/carers.
Click the image below to access our class newsletter.
At Five Spires we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme.
Every day the children receive dynamic and systematic teaching adapted to their current attainment.
Once we have completed our phonics journey, we then focus on developing our ability to summarise, infer and retrieve information quickly by using a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
You can find out more information about the programme as well as access free ebooks on the Oxford Owl website.
Useful Apps & Games
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At Five Spires we follow the White Rose Schemes of Learning. We believe that all children can make strong, secure and real progress, no matter their starting points. The small steps within each unit support this. Our progression can be found on the White Rose Maths website.