Welcome to Tiger's class page!
Our teacher is Miss Manser and our Teaching Assistant is Ms Cook!
Autumn term 2019
This term our essential question is 'What fires your imagination?'
We will be learning all about what happened during the Great Fire of London as well as learning all about what London is like in the present day. Be sure to ask us questions about our learning as we know so much!
We first read a book called The Egg Box Dragon in our English lessons. The Egg Box Dragon is made up out of junk and went on many different adventures! We are now about to read a book called Beegu! We can't wait to see what Beegu gets up to!
In Maths we have been focusing on place value and are now moving on to addition and subtraction. Be sure to practise my number bonds to 10 and 20, we know them really well!
In Science we first explored and experimented with all different types of materials. Samuel Pepys buried his cheese and favourite possessions in his garden during the Great Fire of London so we tested what the best materials to wrap items in! Now we are going to find out all about germs, keeping clean and being healthy.
Our Summer term topic:
'What makes the greatest show?'
This term we have planned a topic all around our favourite film 'The Greatest Showman'!
We will be learning about what happens behind the scenes of making a show: costumes, scenery, scripts etc. We are working towards putting on our very own 'Greatest Show!'
Surprises to follow...
Our Spring topic:
'Where in the world is wild?'
We had a very successful final outcome and raised lots of money for the 'Bus Shelter' charity, by selling our handmade hot chocolate kits! Thank you to everybody who donated and bought a kit!
Welcome to the Autumn term 2018.
Our Topic this term is fire and our essential question is:
Is fire a friend or an enemy?
We will be learning all about how the use of fire has changed over time, The Great Fire of London, and fire safety.
Please keep in touch with any questions or concerns.
Our class twitter page will show some of our learning and experiences at school.
Welcome to the Summer term!
This term our essential questions is:
Is the sea as safe as can be?
We will be learning all about sea safety.
We will be learning about different ways of travelling by water and hope to visit Felixstowe to see the huge container ships in action!
We will also be finding out about the danger of sea pollution, and through our project outcome will raise awareness of plastic waste that is ruining ocean habitats.
You can follow our learning on our class Twitter page:
Our Spring term essential question is:
What makes a place special?
We will be learning about how different places are special for different reasons. We will be comparing our local area to a contrasting country - The Gambia.
What can we see on our walk to school?
What special places can we see on a map?
Where in the world is The Gambia?
What would a Gambian child see on their walk to school?
Do Gambians live a healthier life than we do?
Can you recreate Gambian culture?
What have we learnt about Whitton?
Our Autumn term essential question is:
How did children keep calm and carry on in World War 2?
We will be learning about what life was like for children as evacuees.
We will be finding out about:
Play games and find out about the North Pole. On Christmas Eve you can track Santa as he delivers presents.
Are there hidden worlds under the sea?
We received a letter from a diver called Dougal... he wrote to us claiming he was in the mythical city of Atlantis! The rubbish we throw away has been collecting in the ocean and it is destroying this secret city.
What can Year 2 Tigers do to help?
We have been looking at the book 'Flotsam' by David Wiesner, and been writing descriptively using adjectives.
What adjectives could you use to describe these wonderful pictures?
Our topic question this term is...
'Can we welcome the World to Whitton?'
Here are some pictures of our classroom:
Welcome to Tigers!
Our teacher Miss Storey and our TA Mrs Linstead are always here to support our learning.
This term our essential question is:
Is fire a friend or enemy?
We are really looking forward to finding out about fire today and in the past.
We will learn about how fire was involved in the Great Fire of London and Guy Fawkes. As well as how we can keep ourselves safe from fire, we will also find out how fire helps us in our homes today.
Picture above by Lotse. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
READING IS IMPORTANT!
We encourage children to read as much as possible at school, but they should be reading at least 20 minutes a day with someone at home too.
Let your child re-read books. Reading the same words over and over again helps to build fluency.
If your child gets stuck on a word, encourage him/her to sound it out. If it is really too tricky, or can’t be sounded out, just supply the word and carry on reading.
Take turns reading. By listening to your fluent reading, your child will hear what good readers sound like. After you’ve read a short passage, ask your child to read the same passage. This will give him/her the chance to practice reading with expression.
Enjoy this special time together. By doing so, you will encourage a lifelong love of reading.