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Livingstone Primary School

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

  Welcome to Swallows

 

 

Hello Swallows!

Miss Larkins, Miss Pearce and Mrs Stafford welcome you to our class. We hope you have all had a wonderful half term and are ready to learn online!  

 

 Swallow Bird Facts | Hirundo rustica - The RSPB

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Spring Term 2

English 

 

For the first few weeks of this half term, we are going to focus on Traditional Tales with a Twist! We are going to learn what traditional tales are, and we are going to read a few, such as Jack and the Beanstalk. Then, we are going to read traditional tales that have a new twist, such as Jim and the Beanstalk - I wonder what has changed in this story?!

 

Throughout this topic we are going to learn about what makes a traditional tale, character profiles and descriptions, comparing and contrasting different traditional tales, how to use inverted commas and more! Towards the end of this unit, we are going to write our own traditional tale but with a twist. We could possibly write about Jack and the tall Sunflower and we could try to include a range of traditional tale stories in our story too.

 

Work for English will be uploaded onto Seesaw and Purple Mash daily and can also be found in your home learning packs.

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Towards the end of the this half term, we are going to look at instruction writing. We are going to read the book Instructions by Neil Gaiman and follow the instructions through Fairyland. We are going to look at the types of sentences we use when writing instructions, and towards the end of this unit, we will write our own instructions through Fairyland.

 

Please return to this section when we start this topic to find the activity sheets. These will also be uploaded onto Seesaw and will be found in your home learning packs at the relevant time too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Maths

Multiplication and Division

At the beginning of this half term, we will continue to focus on multiplication and division, which we started learning all about last half term.

 

We will mainly look at multiplying and dividing by 2, 5 and 10 so please practise these times tables. We will learn that multiplying means 'groups of' or 'lots of' and that dividing means 'sharing'. We will learn how to work out multiplication and division number sentences by using arrays and sharing.

 

Here are some videos which will help you:


Multiplication and Division week 4

Multiplication and Division week 5

Multiplication and Division week 6

 

Statistics

We are also going to be focusing on statistics for this half term too. We are going to learn about what tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams are. We will learn how to read and interpret these diagrams and we will also make our own.

Here are some videos which will help you:

Statistics week 1

Statistics week 2

 

Properties of Shape

Towards the end of this half term, we are going to look at properties of shapes. We are going to look at different types of 2D and 3D shapes, count the sides, edges, vertices and faces of both 2D and 3D shapes. 

Here are some videos which will help you:

Properties of Shape week 1

  

History and Geography

 

We have a big History focus this half term and our topic is called Changes in Communication. We are going to learn what the word 'communication' means, and how humans have communicated throughout history.

 

We will begin by looking at different types of past and present communication, such as a human messengers and email. We are going to look at the invention of post and how it changed people's lives, telegrams and Morse code, the invention of the telephone and how telephones have changed, and we will also learn about a very important man, Tim Berners-Lee and his invention of the internet and how it has changed communication forever.


 

 

Science

During this half term we are going to be learning all about Plants. We are going to learn about all the different parts of a plant and why they are important, and we are also going to be learning all about the plant life cycle. We will explore how plants start as seeds or bulbs, and how they grow into an adult plant. We will also be learning about what plants need to help them stay alive. 

 

Here is a link to some videos that will help you learn all about plants: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd

 

 

Design and Technology

 

 

Year 2 Curriculum Map

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Children must come into school wearing their PE kit on the days that they have PE. Children in Swallows class will have PE on Wednesday and Friday.

 

Homework will be set online on Fridays using Purple Mash, MyMaths and Seesaw and will be due in the following Friday.
Spellings are linked to our Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme and will also be given out on a Friday via this class page. Please learn these words and be a super speller! 

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Please ensure that your child continues to read at home every evening using the online library, MyOn or with their reading book which is changed on a Monday.

If you have lost your child's username or password for any online platforms, please contact the school office:

schooloffice@livingstone.bedssch.co.uk

If you have any questions or queries, please email the school office - schooloffice@livingstone.bedssch.co.uk