Welcome to Hawthorn Class
Hawthorn class is for Year 2 children and will be taught by Miss Owens and Miss Bradley. Miss Ibbertson is the Teaching Assistant in Year 2.
Each half term, the class will be set a homework project linked to their curriculum theme. In order to make maths fun and enjoyable, we will also send a maths fluency fact sheet home for the term, which gives the opportunity for children to spot mathematical patterns, make mathematical connections and speed up their calculation skills. They will also have a list of spellings for the term. All of the letters, which contain this information, are recorded on this page under Hawthorn Curriculum Information.
During a normal school week PE will be a double session on a Friday we would like children to come dressed in their PE kit on this day. Please ensure that long hair is tied back and that if your child cannot take out their own earrings that they are taken out before school. We will be trying to get outside as much as possible, so please ensure clothing is weather appropriate.
Your child has been given an independent reading book to read at home, which is suitable to their word recognition and comprehension skills. Please read with your child daily and record their reading in their reading record.
This Term's Theme: 'Bright Lights, Big City'.
Our theme for this term begins with a Geography focus on our capital city…London! We will be locating London on a map as well as identifying and describing a variety of human and physical features in London – including some of its world-famous landmarks. This links nicely with our art topic where we will be focussing on the artist Ruth Allen. Ruth’s work captures the essence of an image through the use of a delicate continuous line. The line is offset against blocks of colour. We will be using and recreating these techniques to explore the world of printing. Our final piece will be creating London landscape prints inspired by Ruth Allen’s sketches.
In RE this term we are going to be looking at the religion of Islam and exploring a variety of Muslim Celebrations. The children are really going to be developing their story writing skills this term with both of our key texts being narratives. The first text we will be focusing on is an adventure story – ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.’ We will then be moving on to looking at the traditional tale of ‘George and the Dragon’.
In Maths, there will be a large focus on pace value with numbers to 100 towards. We will then be applying these skills within addition and subtraction towards the end of the Autumn term.