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Welcome to Year Two - Willow Class
Our topic this term is an author study on Quentin Blake. We will be discovering what makes a good author. We will learn facts about Quentin Blake’s life and looking at the books he has written and illustrated. Our learning will be linked to thisin a variety of ways.In Literacy we will be writing character profiles on characters from his books, such as Mr Magnolia and Angelo. As well as this we will be looking at writing poetry as many of Quentin Blake’s books rhyme. There will still be daily phonics lessons, handwriting, spelling, and guided reading sessions.In Maths we will be looking at finding fractions of amounts and shape.We will also be learning abouttelling the time on a clock.

In Science, the class will be focussing on animals including humans.Children will learn animal life cycles and what animals (including us!) need to stay healthy. There will also be opportunities for music and drama lessons this term, particularly with Communication Week in week 2.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) will be taught once a week. Dance lessons will continue on a Wednesday morning as well as Mr Nobes’ afternoon PE lessons. Mr Rose will be teaching PSHE or ICT on a Wednesday.

Homework is expected to be completed once a week. This will either be a Literacy task or a maths problem. At the beginning of the term the children are also given a ‘creative’ homework. This is due in on the last week of term.
Spellings will be linked to phonics and go home in reading records to be practised and tested on a Friday. Mental maths/times tables are also tested on a Friday.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

Thank you!
Fir Tree Primary School is part of the Newbury Academy Trust, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, company number 8142572, registered at Newbury Academy Trust, Love Lane, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DU
I am Miss Knight and I will be teaching Willow Class this year. Mrs Herbert and Miss Dunneare the teaching assistants who work with me.  We are looking forward to starting the new term!
Our trip to Thatcham Discovery Centre
We went to the Nature Discovery Centre. We listened to birds sing. We looked through binoculars.

Ethan S
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On Tuesday we went to the Discovery Centre. We made a bird feeder with Sophie. We

looked at birds and toy birds. The birds had different colours.

Franek
On Tuesday we went to the Nature Discovery Centre and we saw a lady called Sophie. We listened to birds singing and a crow pooped on us. We made bird feeders and they were sticky.

Miruna

On Tuesday we went to the Discovery Centre and we made bird feeders. We saw lots of birds. We had lunch at the Discovery Centre. Next we went to the Butterfly Lake and it was pretty. At the Discovery Centre we had lots of fun!

Aisha
We tried croissants, brioche and boursin!

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Trip to France
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France Topic Creative Homework
The children made models of the Eiffel Tower out of any materials they wanted. We had gingerbread, straws, papier mache and lego

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