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)
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.
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.
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.
The children will be finding out about significant people in space exploration with a particular focus on Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong.
The children will be creating their own food which they will have evaluated as suitable to go into space.
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.
Working in a Team
Our project this term is ‘Doing Good’ and raising money for a charity
Music is taught on a Thursday afternoon. This half term children are continuing with violins.
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.
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.