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Orangutans - Year 2

Welcome to Orangutans!




Welcome to Orangutans!

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 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.


Important information about Orangutans 


  PE Days: Wednesday and Friday (Children should  come to school in their PE and remove ear-rings. (If this is not possible, please cover with a plaster or tap).

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. 


Please also access your child's reading books on Bug Club. A new book will be allocated every Monday.



This half term our topic is Over and under the ocean
 In History, we will be learning about the life of Grace Darling. We will be learning why she was a heroine for her time, creating mind maps and timelines of the significant events in her life. Our final outcome will be to create a poster promoting her achievements, and comparing them to similar events that may happen today. In Design Technology, we will be learning about the structure of lighthouses. We will be 
designing, making and evaluating our own lighthouses, thinking carefully about the materials we will need to use and join to make our
lighthouses more stable. During Computing lessons, we will continue our work on presentation skills using chrome books. In RE, we will be
focussing our learning around the topic of Believing. We will be encouraged to talk about our own beliefs and listening to Christian stories. 
During Music lessons, we will be following the Charanga scheme; we will be listening and appraising different pieces of music, learning how
to sing different songs accompanying them with musical instruments. 


Summer 2 2021 Parent curriculum grid


 This half term our focussed texts are At the Beach, Dougal's Deep-sea diary  and Poems about the seaside. 
  During the first two weeks we will be reading the text At the Beach and using it to plan and write  postcards about our own fictional eye
  witness account of the Grace Darling rescue. During the second two weeks we will be reading Dougal's Deep-sea diary and using it to plan

  and write diary entries about our own fictional deep sea dive. During the final two weeks we will be reading Poems about the seaside and
  using it to plan and  write our own The friendly octopus poems. During grammar lessons we will be learning about different conjunctions, 
  sentence types, suffixes and word types, and be encouraged to apply them in our end of unit own pieces of writing. 




Our Maths Lessons this half term will focus on time, fractions, statistics, multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction. 

 In Science this half term our learning will focus on animals including humans. We will be learning about the different animal groups including;

 birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, and learning about different animal offspring and what they grow into. We will be 
 using what we have learnt to sort animals into different groups. We will also be finding out about human and animal life cycles; observing 
 the life cycle of a butterfly when we have butterfly nets in our classroom. 

Our Jigsaw theme this half term is Changing me. 
We will be talking about how people's life change as they get older. We will also be discussing our feelings of moving to Newlands Junior

 During British Values lessons we will continue to think about Individual Liberty. 

Art work inspired by Henri Rousseau's "Tiger in a Tropical Storm"

What a wonderful world

What a wonderful world singing-part 1

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What a wonderful world singing-part 2

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4.12.20 "It's a winter wonderland Miss Stancer!"

Children in Need 2020

Happy Harvest!

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Visit to the Allotment 18.9.20


 Access more opportunities to learn, by visiting the websites below:

 Education City: (remember to login in using your assigned username and password)
 Phonics Play: 

 CBeebies Bedtime stories : 

 Purple Mash: (remember to login in using your assigned username and password)