Maple Class (Year 2)

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Welcome to Maple class where we love to learn in different ways. We will continue to develop our skills on how to be an independent learner. Maple will be a safe place where we can start to make connections with the wider world.

Maple class is taught by Mrs Leru. Miss Carolan is a supporting adult in the classroom Monday to Friday.

This first half term our topic is Romans where we will be answering the key question How have the Romans impacted life in Britain today? After May half term our topic will be Seaside where we will be answering the key question What have we found and what have we left behind?

English

Our key texts this first half term will be:

Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit (1-Apr-2005) Paperback:  Amazon.co.uk: Books

Black and British: A short, essential history: Amazon.co.uk: Olusoga,  David: 9781529063394: Books

(The chapter on ‘Romans’)

After May half term our key texts will be:

Flotsam - 1st Edition/1st Printing | David Wiesner | Books Tell You Why, Inc    Billy's Bucket : Kes Gray, : 9780099438748 : Blackwell's

Spelling and Phonics:

We will continue to use Spelling Shed for our Spellings. A new rule will be assigned every week for the children to practise at home. Please encourage your child to log on every week. Click on the image below to take you to Spelling Shed

Reading: 

We love reading in Maple. We ask that you please listen to your child read and discuss their levelled reading book 3 times per week. As well as this we encourage sharing stories, for example at bedtime. Please find some questions that you can ask your child while you are reading with them.

Comprehension-questions-Tips

There are websites you can go to for those who are keen to continue listening or reading. Scoop is a printed children’s magazine.  They will at times have free access to digital copies. This term they have a digital copy called ‘Activism’ for free.

Storyline Online is a free resource for children to access books that are animated and are read aloud to them.

An American online bank of interactive books.

Oxford Owl – Free eBook Library

Maths

This term we will be learning: Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Statistics and Measure including Time.

TT Rockstars – Times tables

Numbots

Numbots – This game helps develop your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.

Maths Shed – Includes maths facts and times tables

Science: This term we will be learning about living things, what they need to survive, their habitat and how they have adapted as well as food chains. We will also be looking closely at ourselves; skeletons, the digestive system and what our body needs to survive.

PE: This term we will have PE every Thursday afternoon and it will be taught by Mr Guest. Please ensure your child has their PE bag in school and that all their belongings are labelled.