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Highfield Primary School

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 7486096

highfield.admin@trafford.gov.uk

Welcome back after the summer holiday.

Welcome to Class 4

(Year 2)

Mrs Clarke & Mrs Wormstone

Once Upon a Time ...

This term's theme is "Once Upon a Time" We will be focusing our learning on fairy tales and significant people.

Literacy

The children will all access a daily RWI phonics/
spelling and a guided reading session. Literacy will focus on “Into the Forest” by Anthony Browne and the fairy tale” Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” The children will be writing character descriptions, poems and their own version of Snow White!

Handwriting: The children will learn how to join letters. If you would like further information about how we are teaching each letter join please look at the following website link: www.teachhandwriting.co.uk 

Computing

Our computing unit is ‘We are Game Testers”. In this unit, the children  will learn how to work out how simple Scratch games work.

Maths

In Maths we will be counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 3s and 5s from any number. We will be partitioning numbers and using this strategy to help us add and subtract as well as applying our knowledge to solve simple problems.

Science

In Science, the children will be identifying and naming a range of materials (wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock). They will also be learning how to classify and group materials according to a range of physical properties

History

The children will be learning how to distinguish between the past and the present, developing their own historical timeline. They will also be learning about a    number of significant people from the past will some examples include Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks.

PSHE                                      

We will be learning about the different jobs people do in school., the need for and importance of rules and understanding the importance of being a responsible member of the school community.              

D & T

The children will be challenged to create a bed for Snow White who has fallen asleep after eating an apple from the witch. They will use their knowledge and skills to ensure that the bed is strong, durable and comfortable. We will be testing them out!  

Physical Education

Our PE lessons will be gymnastics and team building and communication games outside.

 Music

This half term the children will be learning the song “Hey You!” They will be composing their own rap. They will also be listening to a range of different types of music.

Art

In Art we will be focusing on self-portraits, this will begin by looking at the work of Pablo Picasso and lead onto the children creating Andy Warhol style pictures.

Religious Education  

The children will be learning about about Christianity and Judaism and how believers celebrate special and sacred times.

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting term ahead.