In Elephants Class we believe that learning should be fun and challenging. We take the time to discuss our understanding and question the learning which is taking place. This helps us to learn our topics in depth and with detail.
Each day we cover maths, phonics, reading and writing. These are usually linked to our class topics which include aspects of history, geography, science, DT or art.
Throughout the year we will have different topics which will depend on children’s interests. Previous Year 2 topics have been: All Things Wild; The Great Fire of London and Florence Nightingale.
In maths we will be learning to become confident with numbers up to 100. We will continue to practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills to build on our previous learning. In class we will use lots of practical resources such as numicon, number lines and counters. We will also practise drawing mathematical pictures to help us solve maths problems.
We can have fun practising these skills at home by playing games from our Maths at Home books. At home we can also practise telling the time and become more familiar with money. This will help us to understand how much the different coins are worth and all the different ways you can make an amount of money.
To improve our reading we will read in small groups, as a whole class and sometimes individually. Throughout the year we will read a range of books and poems by different authors, such as Julia Donaldson and Roald Dahl. To help us become more familiar with the stories and poems we will act out key scenes and use lots of role play to help us understand the characters.
In writing we will start to build up the amount that we can write and the length of our sentences. We will continue to practise using full stops and capital letters but also learn about new types of punctuation such as commas and apostrophes.
In our school, RE is always fun and vibrant and we look forward to our weekly lessons. Throughout the year we will learn about different religions, festivals and cultures. RE is a great time to practise our speaking and listening skills and we enjoy writing and talking about what we have learnt.
Elephants Class have weekly Forest School sessions. We love hunting for bugs and insects, making mud pies and making shelters out of rope and tarpaulin. Every week we learn something new!