Welcome to Beech class! It is so good to see everyone back at school after such a long time away! We are looking forward to another really good year in Beech class and we hope you all managed to have a good Summer break and are excited and raring to go for the new school year!
In English this term we will be learning how to write different non-fiction texts including fact-files and information texts. We will get the chance to look at historical figures related to our enquiry work. We will be using a range of texts and there will be a particular focus on developing our phonics knowledge. We will also think about rhyming words and try to write our own poems.
In maths we are going to build upon our place value knowledge from year 1 and make sure that we can read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words. We will learn to recognise the place value in 2-digit numbers which will also enable us to compare and order numbers from 0 to 100. We will also develop our counting skills including calculating one more and one less for every 2-digit number.
This term, we will be completing two enquiries. The first is our historical enquiry where we will be learning about how the history of flight has changed over time. At the end of term, as part of our RE enquiry, we will be learning about the Muslim faith and developing our understanding of Muslim beliefs.
We had made a very good start to the academic year in term 1 and now we are all looking forward to term 2.
In English this term, we will start the term by looking at traditional tales such as The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Red Hen and many others. We will use these stories to help us to write our own versions of traditional tales. For our non-fiction writing, we are going to learn how to write accurate instructions. We are going to continue to develop our handwriting skills to help us improve the overall presentation of our writing. We are going to build upon our learning from term 1 and use noun phrases to add more detail to our writing and we will continue to develop our accuracy with the basic structure of our sentences.
In our maths lessons, we will be learning about how we can use division to share or group objects together. We are going to be practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and begin to use this counting skill to help us recall our times tables. We will then move on to learning to recognise simple fractions of shapes and quantities. We will also begin to look at telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes.
We will have two main enquiries this term. The first will be an RE enquiry about Muslims. We want to know who Muslims are and what some of their beliefs are. Our main enquiry for this term will be centred around castles and our big question “How can I protect my kingdom?”. We will be learning about the different parts of a castle and how they were used as a defence against an attacking enemy. We will be making our own castles and applying the facts we have learnt to protect our own model kingdoms.
Click here to see our timetable for Term 2.