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Malorie Blackman Class

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Welcome to our class page!

Here you will find information about what we are learning in Year 2.

Class Teacher: Miss Wall

Teaching Assistants: Miss Malkin

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Homework is set and due each Friday.
PE days are Wednesday and Thursday.

Curriculum Overview

This half term...

Welcome to Autumn Term!

Our first topic is Ocean Adventures where our learning is based on The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. In English, we will be focusing on SPAG elements such as verbs, adverbs, nouns, adjectives, conjunctions and much much more. These will help us in our two main pieces of writing which will be a retell of a story and a non-chronological report. In Georgraphy, we will recap our knowledge of the world's continents and oceans and then link to our Science learning where we will discover animals and plants living in hot and cold climates and how they are adapted to suit their habitat. In Art, we will be creating an underwater scene using a range of primary and secondary colours and using black and white paint to make tints and shades. As well as this, we will be discovering how to use a variety of materials to make seaweed to add to our final piece. In DT, we will be making an underwater scene diorama where we will use string and other materials to make some elements of our design move. In Computing, we will be learning how to code to make objects move, turn, appear and disappear. By the end of the topic, we will also be able to make events happen when two objects collide. 

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Geography Lesson
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After our first topic, we will be focusing on Time Travellers where we will compare Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. More information on this will follow after our first half-term in Year 2.

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Class Padlet

Padlet is the go-to place for frequent updates, celebrations, messages and information. 

Click on the picture below to access our Padlet.

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Phonics

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.

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Useful Videos

Useful Apps & Games

Click the icons to go to games and apps which we enjoy using...

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Maths

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.

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Times Tables

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By the end of Year 2, the children are expected to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and division facts.

Click the images below to go to some interactive resources based times tables...

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Useful Apps & Games

Click the icons to go to games and apps which you may find useful...

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Other Useful Links

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