Otters (Yr2) 2022 - 2023
Teacher: Mr Nick Brown
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Mossford
Welcome to Otters class!
In Otters class we chose this Psalm to show what it means to be in our class. It also links to one of our favourite books.
Please the opportunity a look at the useful information about what Otters class will be doing this term.
PE Days: Tuesday and Friday, plese come in your kit on these days.
Here at Tarporley we follow the BOOKS approach to our curriculum. We want to be/have:
Bravery Otters are brave
Outward-facing Otters are outward - facing
Opportunities Otters embrace opportunities
Knowledge and skills Otters seek knowledge and skills
Spirituality Otters are spiritual
English: Please do not read the books ahead of time as we enjoy discovering them together!
The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark- Jill Tomlinson (both picture book and chapter version); Owl Babies- Martin Waddell; Above and Below- Hanako Clulow
Focus: understanding a sentence needs a capital letter at the start, a subject and a verb (usually) and the full stop goes at the end of the idea.
: learning to write a non-chronological report. So any non-fiction reading material you can find to look at the headings, information, diagrams and their labels would support work in school beautifully.
Number: Addition and subtraction to 100
: Finding the difference (and using bar models to help)
: odd and even numbers
Judisism - We will be exploring the following 'Big Questions'
What do Jews believe about God?
How do Jews show faith through practices and celebrations?
In Worship, we are learning about Joseph and how God's light saved him in his darkest hour. We will be reflecting on how giving our trust to God will bring our own light to shine.
Science: Living things and their Habitats - Plants, Animals and their Habitats. What is a habitat? What different kinds of habitats are there? Why?
Design and Technology: Design and evaluate a bird box.
We have asked for help from Mr Gilbody for this and are looking forward to sharing his expertise on birds and D/T with us.
History and Geography: Exploring the lives of significant individuals. What is an explorer? What did they contribute to history/now? We will learn about Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake, Mae C. Jemison, Valentina Tereshkova.
PE: Invasion games
In Otters Class we:
listen to everybody and we take turns to speak
help each other to stay safe and to learn
show kindness every day
are loving towards everyone and our planet
forgive because everyone makes mistakes
So that we can Let Our Light Shine (Matthew 5)!