Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

parents@thorpe.leeds.sch.uk

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Monday - Outdoor PE

Wednesday - Indoor PE and homework due

Thursday - Parents reading morning

Please have reading books in school every day.

 

3rd/10th September

Mrs Brook and Mrs Gardner have been very impressed with how well the children have settled into Year 2 and the amazing effort and attitude they have shown. 

 

English

In English we have been using our comprehension skills to understand our book, Giraffes can't Dance and practising our sentence structure remembering to use capital letters, full stops and question marks.

 

Maths

In Maths we have been working on place value, consolidating our number bond knowledge and learning about part/whole models.

 

Art

The children have been doing some beautiful art work and we have displayed some of this in our new class art gallery; I'm sure we have some future artists in our class.

 

What Makes ME a Superstar?

English

We will concentrate on learning the fundamental skills of English as we become familiar with texts. Our comprehension skills will include predictions and making inferences based on what is being said and done. In our written work we will focus on sentence structure as we compose a range of sentences, looking closely at spelling and punctuation.

Our texts are:

          

 

Maths

Place Value

We will be focusing on number patterns as we count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from 0 and in tens from any number forwards and backwards. We will develop our understanding of place value, recognising each digit in a two digit number (tens and ones) and identify, represent and estimate numbers to 100 using different representations. Furthermore we will read and write numbers to 100 and compare and order numbers using <, > and = signs.

Addition and Subtraction

At the start of this unit we will recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 and use this understanding to further our knowledge of numbers up to 100. We will subsequently add and subtract two two-digit numbers using different methods, recognising the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems. As our understanding progresses we will solve problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations.

Science

We will be exploring animals and humans including how they grow and change from offspring into adults along with the basic needs of animals and humans for survival. We will also investigate the importance for humans to exercise, eat healthily and maintain personal hygiene. Towards the end of this unit we will learn about the food pyramid and the nutritional value of different types of foods which will enable us to design and make a healthy sandwich.

PE

Travelling

Outdoors we will be exploring walking through space in different levels and directions, using different body parts and at different speeds and flow (e.g. softly/lightly).

We will learn how to walk and run efficiently, discovering walking/running technique, body awareness (e.g. use of arms) and time and energy.

When we walk and run we will use different pathways and travel at different speeds and levels.

Dance: Discovering movement

We will explore simple movement using different parts of the body in isolation e.g. tapping feet in time to the music and copying simple moves.

PE

Travelling

Outdoors we will be exploring walking through space in different levels and directions, using different body parts and at different speeds and flow (e.g. softly/lightly).

We will learn how to walk and run efficiently, discovering walking/running technique, body awareness (e.g. use of arms) and time and energy.

 

Computing

We will use technology to organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content purposefully to create a healthy lifestyle poster.