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Nursery Class

Reception Chestnut

Reception Willow

Year 1 Ash

Year One Maple

Year Two Sycamore

Year 2 Aspen

Year 3 Elm

Year Three Oak

Pine Class

Year Four Yew

Year Five Silver Birch

Year Six Elder

Think U Know 5-7

Think U Know 8-10

Year 2 Aspen


Mrs Ofori - Teacher​
Ms Torley - Teaching Assistant

Useful Information

Curriculum Map​



                                            
  In maths we will start learning about telling the time in spring is 2. We will learn to tell the time to the hour, half-past, quarter past, quarter to and at five minute intervals. We will also be investigating some time related problems. We will then move onto statistics and data handling.

In literacy we will be reading the book The Pirates Next Door by Johnny Duddle. We will discuss the story, review and innovate it as well as plan and write other creative and descriptive pieces using this book as inspiration. We will then move onto our next book - Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates.

Our new science topic is Materials. We will be describing the properties of some common materials using specialist vocabulary such as transparent etc. We will also conduct simple tests to determine the suitability of certain materials for making specific objects. 

In creative curriculum, our new topic is Land Ahoy. In this topic, we will be learning about the seas around the UK and some famous explorers who are significant internationally.

In the news...
Here are some pictures of our learning.

                     Wacky Hair Day - Congratulations to Chloe for winning best hair!

   World Book Day. Congratulations to Lily for winning best costume in Aspen! 

                  

                                                              We made fruit kebabs.
          

                                                  We are learning to tell the time
         


In these, we went on a walk in our local area to see areas of interest we learned about such as the site of the former Whitley Zoo.
    

Look at us using aerial photgraphs from Google Earth to look at images of our local area and other places of interest to us. 

    

       

Look at us now making and eating our fruit kebabs as part of our Food Technology.     

          

For our Countries Day, we learned all about Ghana in West Africa. Look at us with our Ghana flags and some traditional clothes from Ghana.


                     

Here we are making patterns with some 3D shapes in maths.                                                 ​

     

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Here are pictures from our Christmas party and the theatre trip last term. Enjoy!
      

                                  

                                                                                          
                                               Welcome_letter.pdf  

                                                                     Images   of our new classroom                                                  

Autumn Term Learning

Our current Literacy topics in autumn 2 include alternative fairy tales and a wishing tale - Wanted the Perfect Pet. We will be predicting and discussing the stories as well as using it as inspiration to write our own descriptive and creative pieces. Our SPaG focus this half term is understanding and application of word classes into our work as well as correct spellings of taught sounds and common exception words.

Our Current Numeracy Topic in autumn 2 is:Money. We will be adding a range of coins and notes to make different amounts. We will also be using mutiplication to solve a range od money problems. 

Our current Science topic is:Taking Care and Growing Up. We will be looking at the lifecycle of humans and how to stay healthy and clean. 

Our current Creative Curriculum topic in autumn 2 is: Street Detectives. In this topic, we will be looking at the physical and human features of our local areas and compare Whitley now and then using historical language.

In the news.......

We will be launching our new creative curriculum topic Street Detectives this half-term. Letters with details will follow soon​. We will be alternating spelling tests with times tables test every Tuesday. Children will be told which test they are having in advance. PE is still every Wednesday. Please ensure children have their correct full PE kits in school daily. Reminder that all children's school uniforms including PE kits MUST be labelled to avoid loss. 


Our Learning in Pictures...​

On Friday 14th September we launched our new creative curriculum topic Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We came to school dressed in castle-themed attires. Check us out!

   

Check us out enjoying some team building games in the hall on our first day in year 2!   

In maths we looked at one and two-digit numbers and sorted them into odd and even as well as ordering them in various ways. Here we are!

    


In science we sorted pictures of different foods in various ways. Some of us sorted them into healthy and unheathy foods but we all learned about foods that are good for us daily. ​

                

In RE we made our own scrolls with a message for all people about the golden rule - Treat people how you would like to be treated. In DT we made our own books made up with chapters with information about staying clean and healthy. Check us out!

                                    

Congratulations to Aspen for winning the best reading and quizzing class in Autumn 1. Our reading champion was Arron who read the most books at home and did the most succesful quizzes. Well done Arron. As a treat we had a lovely afternoon playing on a bouncy castle. Thank you to all our parents for supporting our redaing at home.

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To end our topic Towers, Tunnels and Turrets, we made junk models of castles in our groups and then painted them. We really enjoyed doing this. Have a look at some of our models.

     

In Religious Education this half-term, we are learning about Hindus, their beliefs and practices. We made diva lamps with clay and then painted them to mark the celebration of Diwali. These are our divas.

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