Ewyas Harold Primary School

Life at Ewyas Harold Primary School Life at Ewyas Harold Primary School

Class 2 - Year 2

 

 

Teacher - Mrs Adjei 

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Jones and Mrs Kennedy

Happy New Year and I hope you all enjoyed the festive break.  The children have returned to school keen to share their Christmas news and looking forward to the term ahead.

In Maths we are currently working on time where children are learning to tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to    They are also looking at telling the time to 5-minute intervals.  A big focus will be on multiplication and division and the children will continue to keep working on counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s and relating this to the relevant times tables.

In English we will be continuing to look at a range of books, both fiction and non-fiction and writing a range of genres based on these books.  As always, the children will be focusing on using their phonic knowledge to help with spelling and concentrating on the presentation of their work by practicing handwriting, daily.

In Science the children are finding out about everyday materials and their properties and why certain materials are used.  They will be working scientifically to gather and record data.

The children have already started working on their topics for this term.  In History we are looking at how toys have changed over the years and a toy workshop has been in school, this week, where children were able to experience a range of toys from now and long ago.

Our unit in Geography is looking at what the weather is like in the UK.  They will be looking at weather patterns in the UK and locating the four countries and their capitals on a map.

In D.T.  our topic for this half term is Puppets. The children will learn how to join two pieces of material together, using different methods.  They will then use this knowledge to design and create their own puppet and in Music, children will continue to explore sounds and use various instruments to support this.

Our big question in R.E. is, ‘Who is Jewish and how do they live?’ The children will identify what is special to people of the Jewish faith and their different celebrations.  They will also hear some Jewish stories from the Jewish bible and discuss the meaning of these stories.

Our weekly computing lessons will see the children learning about the importance of E-safety, looking at Technology Outside School, Grouping & Sorting and Creating Pictures.

In PSHE we will be looking at celebrating differences and making new friends.  We will also look at dreams and goals and steps to take towards achieving those goals.  They will be introduced to the characters Yasmine and Tom, who will be used, as a tool to teach the children about looking after ourselves and relationships.

Monday afternoon will continue to be our P.E time, so all children in KS1 will come to school in their P.E. kit.  Paces will provide all P.E sessions, both indoors and outdoors.  Please ensure your child has the correct P.E kit, thank you. 

Children should be bringing their water bottles, healthy snack (if needed), reading book and diary to school, every day.  Please try to read with your child daily, as those precious minutes spent reading with them will be so beneficial to their learning.  Don’t forget to sign the reading diary, as this will count towards earning reading certificates.

EVERY FRIDAY THERE WILL BE A LABEL AT THE BACK OF YOUR CHILD’S DIARY.  THIS WILL GIVE DETAILS ON HOW TO ACCESS HOMEWORK, RELATING TO PHONICS.  IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

I am always available after school, or you can make an appointment at your convenience if you wish to speak to me. 

 

 

Useful Links    

Phonics link

English link

Maths link

Science link

History link

 Geography link