We are Class 2! Our teacher is Miss Greenhalgh and our teaching assistants are Miss Halliwell and Mrs Blake.
We love using our new classroom and getting to know the new rules and routines of life in Year 2. Our main themes this autumn term are ‘Mills, Lancashire Mills’ (autumn 1) and ‘Plastic Fantastic’ (autumn 2). We are very excited for these themes and are looking forward to the wide range of activities that Miss Greenhalgh has planned for us.
During ‘Mills, Lancashire Mills’, we will look closely at our local county of Lancashire and the mill industry. This theme focuses on geography, history and music. In geography, we will look at different maps (digital and paper) and locate Lancashire using these. We will look at where it is located in England and its surrounding counties. During history lessons, we will look at the history of Lancashire and its working cotton mills back in the 1800s. The children will experience life in a real life working mill when we visit Quarry Bank Mill in October. The children will learn about how cotton was made, where cotton comes from and what life was like for the children working in the mills for over thirteen hours a day. 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’ based on the information found out about Lancashire cotton mills; 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: Quarry Bank Mill which links with our ‘Mills, Lancashire Mills’ theme (autumn 1); ‘Blackpool Tower and Circus which links with our ‘Buckets and Spades’ theme (spring 2); and ‘Chester Zoo’ which links with our theme of ‘Africa’ (summer 2)
Please see the links below to view our curriculum map and autumn term welcome letter which contains further information you may need.