Class 2 – Autumn 2013

This term our main topic has a historical slant; we are learning about dinosaurs.  The children have already decided what they would like to find out and this will include when and where they lived, physical characteristics and how they protected themselves from predators.

In science we are looking at habitats and food chains, beginning with underwater habitats.  We are linking our art and DT work into these two topics and hopefully will produce some interesting and work.

In literacy we are currently reading and thinking about everyday stories with familiar settings.  We shall move on to using and writing instructions and composing our own poetry following a simple format.

In numeracy we cover all aspects of the maths curriculum – number and place value, shape space and measure, calculating and problem solving.  Y1 pupils use numbers 1-20 and begin to learn about place value; Y2 pupils work with numbers to 100 and 1000 and begin to learn and use their times tables.

In RE our topic is “How do we care for others?”

You can continue helping your child by hearing them read their books regularly and help them to learn their spellings.  They should be able to tell you what they have been covering in maths if you would like to support in this area.