Welcome to our Class Page. Caterpillars are one of the Year Two classes at Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities.

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Who teaches our class?

Miss Trueman – Caterpillar Class Teacher

 

What are we learning this term?

This half term our theme is ‘To infinity and beyond.’ We will answer, think about and discuss Big Questions including:

What do astronauts need to keep fit and healthy in space? (Science)

What was the bravest thing Tim Peake did? (History)

What meal would be the best meal to take to an astronaut? (D&T)

English

We will be learning about stories by the author Anthony Browne, where the children will write their own version of one his stories.  We will then be looking at instructions and creating our own instructions based on a space theme. We will be discovering a range of poems all with a space theme. We will be reading and discovering through books in different areas of learning to support our space topic. 

 

Maths

We will be learning about division, statistics, fractions, money and measurement.

We will also be practising our CLIC Learn Its – doubling and halving of numbers.

If you want to support at home why not practise counting in 10s,5s and 2s as you walk/drive to school in the morning.

 

Science

The children in Year 2 will be finding out about the effects of exercise on our body and why it is important to keep clean.

 

History

The children will be finding out about significant people in space exploration with a particular focus on Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong.

 

D&T

The children will be creating their own food which they will have evaluated as suitable to go into space.

 

R.E.

In R.E this half term, we will be discussing the question 'Why did God give Jesus to the world?'The children will be learning about Christian stories from the Bible and discussing what Jesus taught.

 

Enabling Enterprise (PSHE)

PSHE is taught through our Enabling Enterprise lessons. There are eight challenge skills which encourage children to adopt throughout their school life.

These are:

Aiming High

Staying Positive

Working in a Team

Listening Carefully

Problem Solving

Sharing Ideas

Leading

Using Imagination

Our project this term is ‘Doing Good’ and raising money for a charity

 

Music

Music is taught on a Thursday afternoon. This half term children are continuing with violins.

 

P.E.

This term we are swimming on a Tuesday morning at the Paradise Pool.

The term will start by recapping previous taught skills, which include the under arm, over arm and the bounce pass. Their will be a focus on developing the control and accuracy of each pass and the children will begin to apply their skills to small competitive games. Taking part in small competitive games will allow the children to start to build a bank of tactics, for example, being aware of where to stand on the court to make a game more difficult for an opponent.  Following on from the ball skill sessions the children will learn how to use a racket to hit a ball and progress onto hitting the ball at a target. Each session will have a linked Enabling Enterprise skill, for example, team work and listening skills, which we will focus on throughout each session. 

In gymnastics:

Consolidating skills learnt in Year one, including Rolling, Jumping, Balancing, travelling.  
New skills – Straddle and Pike Jump, Front Kicks and Forward leap.
Continuing to consolidate the above, as well as introducing Vault to children capable of a challenge.
Dance – Beginning to explore working from a stimulus to create their own work.

 

 Important dates:

14th November - Parent share session - 1330-1500

22nd November - Cake Sale - Enabling Enterprise - 1430

4th December - Astronomy Roadshow

5th December - Parents Evening - 1530-1730

6th December - Parents Evening - 1600 - 1930

8th December - School Christmas Disco

12th December - Christmas Decoration morning - 0930 - 1130

12th December - Carol Concert - 1415 & 18:00

15th December - Christmas jumper day.

 

 

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