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Autumn 1

Welcome back!

The main focus this term is to settle into Year 2, work hard, work together and have fun. Have a look below to see what we will be learning about this term and keep an eye on Seesaw for extra information and to keep up to date with what we are all up to in school.

Twisted Tales

Key Vocabulary

During the Autumn Term, our topic will focus on twisted fairy tales. The children know lots of the traditional versions, but we will be working towards writing our own fairy tale with a twist! This includes reading a variety of books such as Snow White and the Enormous Turnip!

Traditional, fairy-tale, twisted, generation, re-tell, character, plot, setting, scene, theme, opener, build-up, dilemma, problem, resolution, story mountain, beginning, middle, end, title, author, illustrator, spine, front cover, blurb, fiction, story, adjectives, adverbs, modern

Math

We will focus on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. The children will explore tens and ones, and adding or subtracting using two digit numbers. Due to the recent events, we anticipate that the children will have some gaps in their learning.  Therefore, we will initially be focusing on closing any Maths gaps from Year 1 as a priority.  

Numbers, place value, biggest, smallest, more, less, addition, subtraction, tens, ones, digit

PSHE

Back to school wellbeing

Geography

Our Geography learning will start with exploring the school grounds and the features we see around us, building up to learning the names of the countries found in the United Kingdom. We will use Google maps and atlases to help us to understand the most relevant towns, cities and countries that make up our world.

Map, atlas, towns, cities, countries

In Science we are focusing on classification, and understanding the difference between things that are living and things that have never been alive.

Classification, similarities, differences, movement, living, non-living, alive, never-lived, reproduce, grow

PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon, where we will focus on moving as different fairy tale characters and also social distancing games.

Exercise, warm up, keep fit, stretch, recover, dance, balance

Please continue to read daily and bring your child’s book to school as they will be given many opportunities to read in learning time. You might also be interested in the links below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=fairy%20tales

http://www.ictgames.com/placeValue.htm

Please check Seesaw as you will be updated on what we are learning about in and ways for you to support your children at home.

Key Dates:

Half term October 26th - 30th October 2020

End of term 18th December 2020