School Year 2023- 2024
We are so looking forward to the year ahead.
We are Eagle Owls and Wise Owls
Information for parents
PE days: Gymnastics on Monday and Football on Thursdays.
All items in PE kits should be clearly named.
Please make sure jewellery is removed before coming to school. Long hair needs to be tied up.
There will be times when we are outside so please make sure your child's kit has suitable clothes and footwear for inside and outside PE.
Reading and keywords
Counting forwards and backwards to 100 and in steps of 2, 5, 10
Purple Mash remote learning
Rocket Phonics Reading
Children also have Merton Missions set every half term. These can be found on our topic newsletters.
Autumn 2 - Let's Explore Antartica.
After exploring the rainforests last half term we turn our attention to the hottest and coldest parts of our planet. We will be continuing our investigations as geographers and looking at Antarctica. Building on what we learnt last half term we will be looking at the extreme temperatures of the Sahara desert and comparing them to the Poles. Along side this we will be scientists looking at life cycles and food chains, we may even have some special visitors to launch our topic.
In literacy we will be writing a recount of our topic launch using time words and the conjunction but, in addition to building on our learning from last half term. We will be looking at the story of the Blue Penguin by Petr Horáček and thinking about the emotive language he uses.
In maths we will be building on our place value, addition and subtraction skills and then turn our attention to beginning to understand multiplications. In Art we are looking at the art work of Nerys Levy and creating art work to reflect our learning about Antarctica.
In Jigsaw we are looking at our differences and similarities and how though we can like different things that's ok. We will be looking at gender stereotypes and the different jobs we can do.
Autumn 1 - Let's Explore: The Rainforest.
In this half term the children will be continuing their investigation into the different climates and reaches of our Planet. Along side our Science topic of animals and their habitats, we will be researching facts for writing fact files. At the end of our topic we will be sharing what we have learned with year 1 ready for their Amazing Animals topic.
Using the fictional story "There's a Rangtang in my bedroom" and non-fiction texts on animals we will be writing a sequence of sentences using question marks, conjunctions and adjectives to build our fact files. In Math's we'll be taking what we learnt in year 1 and applying it to numbers to 100 using place value, addition and subtraction.
In Geography we'll be exploring the rainforests of Madagascar and the Amazon to understand why they are called rainforests and the different animals that live there. We'll also be comparing physical and human features of Popley to the Rainforests to understand the differences and similarities.
In Art we'll be exploring the works of Henri Rousseau and his beautiful drawings of animals in the jungle. Did you know Rousseau never visited a jungle and used books to inspire his art?
In Jigsaw we'll be exploring "Being me in Our World", thinking about the rights and responsibilities we have and thinking about our learning charter for year 2. We'll be thinking about applying an I can do it attitude to our learning through Trickbox.