Welcome to Class 2
We are Class 2! Our teacher is Miss Greenhalgh and our teaching assistant is Miss Harris. We also have Mrs Casey joining us for the majority of this academic year completing her graduate teaching degree.
We are loving our new classroom and getting to know the new rules and routines of life in Year 2. Our main themes this autumn term are ‘The Place Where I Live’ (autumn 1) and ‘Fighting Fit’ (autumn 2). We are very excited for these themes and are looking forward to the creative and engaging activities Miss Greenhalgh has planned for us.
During ‘The Place Where I Live’, we will look closely at our local area of Edenfield. This theme focuses on geography, history and music. In geography, we will look at different maps, digital and paper, and locate Edenfield. We will look at our journey to school and the different symbols on a map and what they mean. During history lessons, we will look at the history of Edenfield and what life was like years and years ago for people who lived and came to school here. We will look at old maps on Digimaps and look at how the village has changed over time and ask lots of questions to find out more about life in the past. We will hopefully even get to meet people who grew up in Edenfield and ask them what our school and village was like for them growing up. In music, we will look at different sounds and musical vocabulary and expand our knowledge of rhythm.
Our English units of work include ‘stories with familiar settings’ where we will read ‘Katie Morag Delivers the Mail’; ‘non-chronological reports’ where we will write our own reports based on the information found out about Edenfield; and ‘Poems on a Theme’ where we will read, perform and discuss different school poems including ‘Please Mrs Butler’.
We will continue to follow the Primary Framework for maths and cover: number and place value, addition and subtraction, 2D and 3D shapes and multiplication and division.
We have many exciting educational trips planned for this coming year including: Blackburn FC to link with our ‘Fighting Fit’ theme in autumn 2, ‘Jodrell Bank’ which links with our ‘Explorers’ theme in spring 1, and ‘Blackpool Tower’ which links nicely with our final theme of the year in summer 2, ‘Buckets and Spades’.
Please see the links below to view our curriculum map and autumn term welcome letter.