Willow Class

Teacher- Mrs S Filder 
Teaching Assistant- Miss W Youngs

In Willow Class we value each child as an individual and encourage them to work together and to support each other as they continue on their learning journey through St James’ School.

We want each child to feel happy and secure within their classroom environment so that they have the confidence to have a go and participate in all the exciting things that we will do together in Year Two over the course of the year.

We want the children to feel excited as they learn and remember these new skills, being willing to persevere and always keen to do their best.


Useful information


P.E. day for Willow Class is Monday. (If your child wears earrings, please could you remove them before school on PE days – thank you). Children will wear their PE kit to school on a Monday.
We ask the children to bring their reading book bag to school each day. If they need a new book we can change it for them. During the week we will make time to hear the children read individually to an adult and we will give them some pages to read at home. We do appreciate and value all the help and support that parents and carers give in this very important area. Please sign the white reading Record Book when you hear your child read.
Your child will also take part in Guided Reading sessions each week. This is when they work in a small group with a teacher or teaching assistant, reading and talking about the book in more detail.
On Mondays we will send home a short list of spellings to be learnt for a test on the Friday. These may be taken from the High Frequency word list that the children are expected to learn during the course of the year, or they may relate to the graphemes that we are learning about in our Phonics sessions that week. The spellings will also be set as a spelling assignment on our Emile Spelling app so that the children can practise them using this online learning tool. On a Friday we will set a short piece of homework on Seesaw, which reinforces something that we have been doing in class during the week. Again, we do appreciate your support with homework activities.


                                                  

                                                AUTUMN TWO

Our theme for this coming half-term is “Fire! Fire!”. We will start off by thinking about Bonfire Night and find out about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. Then we will move on to learning about the Great Fire of London that took place in 1666. To support this, we have booked a Fire & Plague workshop, from the Heritage Learning team in Lancashire, which will take place in school on 16th November. We will be using non-fiction texts and the internet to help us find out what happened. In I.T. lessons we will be learning about Digital Research and we will be using the internet to help us research this topic; as well as considering how to use the internet safely. If anyone has visited London recently and has photographs or information about any of the famous landmarks, then we would enjoy looking at these in class as we will be starting to learn about capital cities in the UK, as part of our KS1 Geography work.

In Maths we will start by counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10, both forward and backward, as we look for patterns and rules. Later this half term we will also be working with money and learning to tell the time (o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times). We will continue to practise key maths skills, such as counting forwards and backwards from different starting numbers, partitioning numbers, practising number bonds and doubling and halving. Your continued support with practising these basic number skills is so valuable and much appreciated.

This half-term our RE work is based on the theme of “Why do we give and receive gifts?” as we think about the Christmas story. As we approach the end of term we will enjoy some Christmas-themed art and DT work, as well as other Christmas-related activities; including our Infant Nativity play. 


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What we are learning about in Willow Class

English

Maths

Science

Art

Geography

ICT

Music

PE

PSHE

RE

History

Outdoor activities

English


Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning - 
HARRY THE HAPPY MOUSE by N.G.K and Janelle Dimmett Rhymes, poems & songs (2 weeks) Fiction unit (3 weeks) Non-fiction unit (2 weeks).

Maths

YEAR 2 -  Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.

 Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.

 Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones).

 Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line.

 Partition numbers in different ways (e.g. 23 = 20 + 3 and 23 = 10 + 13).

 Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

 Find 1 or 10 more or less than a given number.

 Round numbers to at least 100 to the nearest 10.

 Understand the connection between the 10 multiplication table and place value.

 Describe and extend simple sequences involving counting on or back in different steps.

 Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Science

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Common animals other than humans and their basic structure

Season Autumn and weather walk - Natural Journal 

Art

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Drawing in pastel – developed into 3D using clay

Geography

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Hot and Cold countries around the world.

Computing

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Information Technology - Text and images – 2 Publish, 2 Create a Story, 2 Animate

Online safety - School rules, AUP

Music

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Zootime - (Charanga Y2)

PE

Our PE day is Thursday. Please ensure that the children have their PE kits in school.

We shall be learning -

Fundamental Movement Skills Pre-Assessment Lost & Found

Games – Catching

PSHE

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Relationships:

Families & Friendships

Safe Relationships

Respecting Ourselves & Others

RE

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

God and Creation

Harvest 

History

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Not taught this half term. 

Outdoor activities


Our Mission

We believe that every child is special and has their own talents

At Clitheroe St. James' C.E. Primary School, Christianity flows through everything we do but we also value other faiths.

All the children will be helped to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. They will be encouraged to always try to do their best and be proud of their work.

Clitheroe St. James' C.E. Primary School is an important and valuable part of the Church family and the wider community.