Miss Stancer is our class teacher. She has a pet tortoise called Martha, a Ragdoll cat called Winnie and a British Shorthair kitten called Penelope or Pea for short. She is a massive Manchester United fan and has a very large collection of Disney films! She likes to go shopping with her family and eating out with close friends. Miss Stancer is fun, caring, bubbly and kind, and encourages us to try our best and dream big!
We are a year 2 class! We have very positive attitudes towards learning and embrace new learning experiences and challenges! We never give up even when something can seem tricky, you will often hear us saying "we can't do it YET" or "just keep trying". We are very hardworking,and understand mistakes are part of learning. We work collaboratively when working in groups or with a partner; we love to share our learning, ideas and experiences with each other. Miss Stancer likes our lessons to be fun, enjoyable and interactive; she encourages us to immerse ourselves in our learning. She has high expectations for us and wants us to achieve the best whilst being the best versions of ourselves we can be! We are kind, caring and thoughtful friends, looking out for one another and comforting each other if we are feeling sad or hurt.
This half term our learning will be focused around the topic of Around the world in 80 days...
In Geography, we will firstly be learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans, and identifying these on a
world map. We will then be looking at the physical and human features of Australia, and then comparing aspects
of Australia to England.
As part of our work on Australia, we shall be learning about the the aboriginal artist Judy Watson Napangardi.
We will be learning paint skills, and applying these skills to create our own aboriginal painting in the style of
Judy Watson Napangardi.
In Music, we will be following the Charanga scheme for Spring 1. We will focus onpitch, pulse and rhythm, and
learning to sing to different styles of music.
During Computing, we will be looking at how to prepare for programming. We will be learning what an algorithm is
and how to record them. We will be learning how to give and follow simple instructions.
In RE, we will be following the topic of Symbols. We will be virtually visiting a local church and talking about what
the symbols and features mean to a Christian.
This half term we shall be focusing on the texts; Trevor travels to London, Wombat goes walkabout and The
big-wide mouthed frog. We will continue to use expanded noun phrases, different sentence types and begin to
learn about conjunctions. We will apply these new grammatical skills when writing a London landmark tour guide
sheet, a leaflet about Australia (linking to our learning in Geography), and an Australian animal riddle.
This half term we shall be focusing our mathematical learning on addition and subtraction, money and
multiplication and division.
This half term our learning in Science will focus around Seasonal Change. We will be learning about the different
seasons and the weather associated with each one. We will be investigating and recording the rainfall over a
Our Jigsaw topic this half term is Dreams and Goals.
Our British Values focus this half term is Rule of law.
Important information about Orangutans
PE Days: Tuesday and Friday (Children should have their PE kit in school. If your child has earrings please remove them or provide your child with plasters).
Homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday. Children who return their homework on time will receive a stamp on their stamp sheet and a mark on the class homework chart.
Reading Books: Your child's reading book will be changed once a week. Our class reading chart will be displayed on our classroom window and filled in when your child reaches one of the milestones in their reading diary.
Access more opportunities to learn, by visiting the websites below:
CBeebies Bedtime stories : https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/JohnTRice (remember to login in using your assigned username and password)