Class 2 – Term 1

Welcome to Class 2!  This term our topic is ‘Jungle Explorers’.  We will be learning all about the plants and animals that live in the jungle.  We are looking forward to creating lots of lovely paintings and art work as part of our topic work for this term.

In Literacy this term, we will be reading ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry.  We will be discussing our favorite words and phrases in this story, as well as looking at the message of the story.  The Year 2’s in our class will be writing their own stories about a habitat in danger and will also create their own leaflets to encourage us to save the rain forest.  Year 1’s will be researching different animals that live in the jungle and writing sentences about them.  They will also create posters to encourage others to be environmentally friendly.

In Maths this term we will be focusing on Number, place value and addition.  Children will develop confidence in their understanding of 2 digit numbers and will be learning to develop fluency when counting forwards and back to 100.  Children will learn some practical and pictorial methods to support their addition of 2 and even 3 numbers or amounts.  They will become more confident in remembering addition facts.  The children will also begin to recognise and use language relating to dates e.g. days of the week and months.  They will learn to sequence events in chronological order.  In Year 2, the children will also begin to look at shape, including the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

You can listen to this term’s story by clicking on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-j9RRSWS1U