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Tweseldown Infant School

Tweseldown Infant School

Woodpecker

Welcome to Year 2 and Woodpecker Class!

Welcome to Woodpecker class! 

We hope you have had a brilliant and relaxing summer holiday and are fresh and ready for our new Year 2 learning! We can’t wait to see you! From September the class teacher in Woodpecker class will be Mrs McFarlane, and the learning support assistant will be Mrs Stephens.  

Our topic for the first term is a brand-new topic called ‘On Tour!’ Within this topic we will be learning lots of interesting facts about the four countries in the United Kingdom. Can you remember what they are? We will cover a range of geography skills such as fieldwork, observation and map work, as well as looking at our local area.  

In art, we will be looking at a range of sculptures which can be found in the different UK countries, leading towards designing and creating a sculpture of our very own using clay. In DT, we will explore a range of mechanisms using wheels and axles to design, make and evaluate a moving vehicle…. think funky camper vans! 

Our key text in English will be ‘Katie Morag’s Island Stories’. We will learn about the fictional ‘Isle of Struay’ and read some stories in the series, finding out about the adventures Katie gets up to. Our first extended piece of writing will be a short narrative, where the children will write their own adventure story with the purpose of entertaining their parents. We will then work on creating a leaflet to persuade people to come and visit the Island.  

In Maths the children will start by deepening their place value knowledge. We will learn how to read and write numbers 1 to 100 and how to compare these using the greater than > and less than < symbols. The children will complete lots of practical work, focusing on their understanding of tens and ones e.g. 74 = 7 tens and 4 ones. The children will learn how to estimate numbers, including their careful positioning on a number line. We will then finish the term looking at addition and subtraction, learning how to add three numbers together. Throughout all of their Maths learning the children will be completing problem-solving.   

Please check out the curriculum overview if you would like further detail on what your child will be learning throughout the autumn term.  

In Woodpecker class we believe that communication very important. If you have any worries or information that you would like to share with us, then please do one of the following: 

  • speak to one of us at the classroom door  
  • email or phone the school office to pass on a message 
  • write us a message in your child’s reading diary (please ask your child to hand this directly to an adult to ensure the message does not get missed) 

We are really excited to begin our year 2 journey together as a class, and can’t wait to get stuck in to lots of fun and exciting learning! 

Mrs McFarlane and Mrs Stephens J