Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

Livingstone Primary School

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

Welcome to Swifts class  

Hello Swifts!

 

Mrs Isley and Mrs Davis welcome you to our class.

Please find below the spellings for this half term, which will also be uploaded onto Seesaw:

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Summer Term 1

English 

For the first few weeks of this half term, we are going to focus on writing instructions, using Neil Gaiman's 'Instructions' book. We are going to look at what instructions are, using imperative (bossy) verbs when writing instructions and at the end of this unit we are going to be writing our own instructions on how to travel through Fairyland!

 

Towards the end of the this half term, we are going to focus on Fantasy Tales. We are going to understand what Fantasy Tales are by looking at the legend of St. George and the Dragon. We are also going to use the stories George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell and The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch to help us too. We are going to look at different ways we can make our story writing more interesting, by using a range of adjectives in character descriptions and writing similes. At the end of this topic, we are going to write our own fantasy tale using the ones we have read to help us. 

 

Maths

 Properties of Shape

During 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, as well as learning about lines of symmetry.

Here are some videos which will help support your child learning shapes at home.

Properties of Shape Week 1

Properties of Shape Week 2

Properties of Shape Week 3

 

Fractions

Towards the end of this term, we are going to focus on fractions. We are going to understand what a whole, half, quarter and a third is, and to find these in a number.

 

Here are some videos which will help support your child learning fractions at home.

Fractions Week 1

Fractions Week 2

Fractions Week 3

The document below explains how we will teach the children how to add, subtract, multiply and divide so you can support your child at home.

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Here is a link to interactive maths manipulatives that we use in class, for you to use at home: https://www.didax.com/math/virtual-manipulatives.html

Here is a link to another great website that has interactive maths manipulatives to support you at home: https://mathsbot.com/manipulativeMenu

Please practise your number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 daily. Activity sheets can be found below:

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 Number Bonds to 10 C and D.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 100 - Multiples of 5 - Test A and B.pdfDownload
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 Number Bonds to 100 Test C and D.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 20 A and B.pdfDownload
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Please also practise your 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables every day. 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ is a great website filled with lots of fun times tables games!

Activity sheets can be found below:

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History

       

Our big History focus for this half term is Castles. We are going to learn about the different types of castles that have been built in England, from Motte and Bailey castles to Stone Keep castles and how and why they changed. We are going to learn about William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings in 1066. We are also going to be learning Bedford Castle and the siege of Bedford. Maybe you could take a walk to Bedford castle and explore the area with your child.

Science

During the Summer Term we are going to focus on the topic Animals, Including Humans. We are going to be looking at the life cycle of a human and what we need to do in order to stay healthy, such as exercise, eat healthy and maintain good hygiene. We are going to complete lots of experiments to look at the effects of exercise on our bodies and why we need to wash our hands with soap.

 

Homework will be set online on Fridays using Purple Mash, MyMaths or Seesaw and will be due in the following Friday.
Spellings will be set every Friday on this class page and on Seesaw and children will have a spelling test the following Friday in school. 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 MyOn online library. Reading books will be sent home on Monday. Please ensure books are returned every Friday with your child's reading record.

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

schooloffice@livingstone.bedssch.co.uk

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Children must coming into school wearing their PE kit on the days that they have PE. Children in Swifts class have PE on Mondays and Fridays.

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Year 2 Curriculum Map

Please click the 'download' button below to download the file. 

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Thank you for your on-going support.

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