Oxley Park Academy

Dream, Believe, Achieve - Together

Two Sites - One Heart, One Mission, One School

 

Welcome to Year 2

 

As we are 1 school over 2 campuses, our pupils will access facilities at both sites to enjoy the excellent, but differing provision and facilities. This will normally be done through escorted walks. If we are using the school minibuses we will ask you to sign a consent agreement. With escorted walks to support our curriculum, we will, as always for local walks, notify you on our Year page that we are going out in order that you can ensure children have appropriate clothing. 

 

Classes and staff:

@Oxley Park- Muntjacs: Mr Bates, Mrs Morris and Mrs Austin

                    Badgers: Mrs Malcolm and Mrs Bestford

@Shenley Wood- Primroses: Mrs Carter and Mrs Thomson-Carey

 

The half term ahead (Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd March)...

 

Our TOPIC for this term will be Amazing Authors. Children will work as historians to explore famous British authors, Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl. They will find out about when they lived, what they are famous for and how they are remembered. As scientists they will explore all about plants and growth; how plants and animals change, which animals live in certain habitats. Working as geographers children will compare the different places this authors lived and worked, looking closely at physical and man made features.

Our ENGLISH work will continue to work in chapters, with an initial Cold Write, followed by the teaching of skills linked to this writing, then a Warm Write where children and teachers work together to compose a piece of writing, ending with a Hot Write where children are given the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents in an independent piece of writing.

Our first chapter will be instructional writing, with a focus on George's Marvellous Medicine. During this chapter children will:

  • Write with purpose, using some of the characteristic features of the type of writing used.
  • Use imaginative description by using well chosen adjectives and adverbs to add detail.
  • Organise writing appropriately by ensuring their writing is in line with its purpose.
  • Use sentences appropriately to ensure their ideas are sequenced in the correct order.
  • Punctuate accurately by using full stops and capital letters correctly.

 

Our next chapter will explore letter writing, with a focus on The BFG. During this chapter children will:

  • Write with purpose, using some of the characteristic features of the type of writing used.
  • Use imaginative description by using well chosen adjectives and adverbs to add detail.
  • Organise writing appropriately by ensuring their writing is written in the correct tense.
  • Use sentences appropriately to ensure their ideas are sequenced in the correct order.
  • Punctuate accurately by using full stops and capital letters correctly.

 

Our MATHS work will begin with a check in before teaching the skills the children need to move their learning forwards. Each chapter will then finish with a check out to see the progress children have made. Our first chapter will be 3-D shapes. During this chapter, children will:

  • Recognise and name common 3-D shapes.
  • Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes.
  • Compare and sort 3-D shapes and everyday objects.

 

As part of our Back 2 Basics lessons the children will be taking part in a weekly standalone lesson of Grammar and Punctuation, Calculation and Times tables.

As part of their GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION lesson the children will be learning about:

  • Using full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms.
  • Sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation and command.
  • Expanded noun phrases to describe.
  • Using present and past tense correctly.
  • Subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

 

As part of their CALCULATION lesson the children will be learning about:

  • The methods for addition and subtraction.
  • Basic multiplication and division. 

 

As part of their MULTIPLICATION lesson the children will be learning about:

  • The two times table.
  • The five times table.
  • The ten times table.

Next topic - Awesome Authors: Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl

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Phonics and Reading information:

Count  and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words

Here are the common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2. You can practise these at home with your children.

Weekly overview....

Maths (WB 19.2.18)

The children will be completing their 2d shapes check out to show us what the children have learnt. They will then complete their 3d shape check in and they will then spend the week exploring 3d shapes. They will look at their properties and then sorting the shapes.

 

Our calculation basic skills lesson will focus on subtraction methods. Children will receive homework on Thursday 22nd February, linked to subtraction methods, which will be due in on Monday 26th February.

 

Our times table basic skills lessons will focus on rapid recall of our 5 times table facts, and corresponding division facts.

 

English and Topic (WB 19.2.18)

Children will begin their next chapter in English, exploring instructional writing. They will complete a cold write task and will learn skills on the assessment made from this. Our focus will be the books of Roald Dahl.

 

Home learning

Please complete and bring in to school at least one of the following home learning projects, by Fridat 23rd March.

  • Write your own character description for a character from a Roald Dahl book.
  • Create a model of one of the characters from a Roald Dahl book.
  • Create your own Revolting Rhyme for a fairy tale character.
  • Create a Dream Jar to catch your dreams like the BFG.
  • Write a diary about flying on a magical peach like James.
  • Read lots of books at home to improve your imagination like Matilda.
  • Create a recipe with chocolate like Willy Wonka.

KS1 End of Year Expectations- DfE

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