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 9th April - Friday 25th May)...

 

Our TOPIC for this term will be Milton Keynes to Mumbai. Children will work as geographers to explore Milton Keynes and Mumbai. They will find out about what it is like there, who lives there and local wildlife and plants. As scientists they will explore all about materials; the properties of materials and how they are classified. Working as designer children will design and make some traditional Indian dishes and then evaluate how successful they have been.

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 recount writing, with a focus on our Indian morning. 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 narrative writing. 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 time. During this chapter, children will:

  • Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.
  • Tell and write the time to five minutes including quarter past/to the hour.
  • Draw the hands on a clock to show these times.
  • Compare and sequence intervals of time.

 

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 - Milton Keynes to Mumbai

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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 09.418)

The children will start to explore the concept of time. They will use teaching clocks to explore how to tell the time and then look at recording the time on a blank clock face.

 

Our times table basic skills lessons will focus on rapid recall of our 2, 5 and 10 times table facts, and corresponding division facts.

 

English and Topic (WB 09.4.18)

Children will begin their next chapter in English, exploring recounts. They will complete a cold write task and will learn skills on the assessment made from this. Our focus will be on the children's own experiences.

 

Home learning

Please complete and bring in to school at least one of the following home learning projects, by Friday 25th May.

  • Create a recipe and make a traditional Indian dish.
  • Design and draw a pattern which could be used for a Henna design.
  • Create a sculpture of a famous Indian building like the Taj Mahal.
  • Research the animals that live in India.

KS1 End of Year Expectations- DfE

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