Haslam Park Primary School

Tuesday and Wednesday are our PE days.  Please remember to wear your PE kit to school.

Welcome to Year Two Coleman

Our class is named after American aviator Bessie Coleman.  Bessie Coleman was the first ever black, Native American, female aviator who flew planes in the 1920s. When Bessie learnt that she would not be able to learn to fly planes in the USA, she learnt French and moved to France to learn to fly. She is famous for doing lots of tricks in the sky - particularly the loop the loop! She also stood up for the rights of her fellow black Americans.

Miss Harding is our teacher this year. Mrs Haslam will also be working with us in class.

Please contact Miss Harding via ClassDojo if you have any queries or questions.

A little bit about Miss Harding

Hi 
I'm Miss Harding and I have been a teacher for 6 years. This is my first year at Haslam Park and I can already tell it is such a special school. I am so excited to be working here! 
I am from a town called Bedford - you might notice that I have a different accent to you! I love living in the North West and I am excited to start exploring the area. I like going on long walks and going out to restaurants with my friends. What is your favourite thing to do at the weekends?  
I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all so much more.

To support your child's learning in school please ensure they have: 

  • Water bottle filled with plain water 
  • A coat 
  • Reading book and planner 
  • In the colder months please ensure children have hats, gloves, scarfs, etc.  
  • In the warmer months please ensure children have hats, sun cream, and plenty of water to drink.  

Please read with your child every night and sign the planner.  A weekly assignment will be set on Spelling Shed and TTRockstars.  Children will earn DOJO points for completing their homework. Spelling Shed and TTRockstars logins can be found at the front of the planner.  If you need help locating this please come and see Miss Harding.    

Summer One Term

Maths: We will be learning about shapes, length and measure. We will also be reviewing our previous learning. 

English: Our book this half term is 'The Fox and the Star'. We will be writing in role, completing a non chronological report and rewriting the story in our own words. This story has some amazing vocabulary!

Science: We are learning about living things and their habitats.

Music: Our unite this half term is called 'On the Island'. 

PE: We are working on our throwing and catching skills and improving our coordination. 

RE: In RE we are learning about stories from the bible and how they help Christians understand God.

Geography:  We are learning about hot and cold places. 

Computing: We are learning about using search engines effectively.

Jigsaw: We are learning about relationships.

 

Spring Term

Maths

In maths we are learning our multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Please see below for an example.

2 x 4 = 8 so ÷ 2 = 4 

Your child should be using the Times Tables Rock Stars website or app weekly to practice these times tables. 

English

In English we are looking at instructional writing. Can you spot any pieces of instructional writing at home?

Science

Geography

Autumn Term

Maths

In maths, we are learning all about our numbers to 100.  We will be doing lots of place value work, lots of counting forwards and backwards and we will begin to look at our 1x and 2x tables.  

1 x 1 = 1 

2 x 1 = 2

3 x 1  = 3 

4  x 1 = 4

5 x 1  = 5

6 x 1 = 6

7 x 1 = 7 

8 x 1 = 8 

9 x 1 = 9 

10 x 1 = 10

11 x 1 = 11

12 x 1 = 12 

 

English

In the first half term we are looking at the traditional tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'  We will be focusing on writing super sentences which include capital letters, full stops, fingers spaces and we are going to learn about different types of sentences such as commands, exclamation sentences, statements and questions.  We are also going to look at some of the great adjectives the author has used and see if we can think of our own.  

 

Poetry Week

During Poetry Week 2021 we explored a number of poems - from descriptive poems, to riddles and list poems. We even got the musical instruments out when exploring sound poems!

To celebrate poetry week we learnt the poem 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat' by Edward Lear of by heart. Check out our performance below! We are very proud of how quickly we learnt it. 

During the second part of the autumn term we are reading Katie Morag Of Course! in English. We have loved reading all about Katie’s adventures of he Isle of Struay with her new horse Eriska. Learn more about Katie’s home below. 

Our afternoons are jam packed full of exciting and engaging learning opportunities.  Please check back soon to see some of our work in Science, Geography,  Religious Education, Computing,  PSHE, Music, Design Technology and PE.

Science 

in science this half term we have learnt all about identifying and categorising different materials according to their uses and properties. We have found different materials at home and at school. 

During autumn 2 we have started out unit on animals including humans. Here is some of the key vocabulary we learnt. Can you remember what they words meant?

 

Herbivore

Carnivore 

Omnivore

 

We have also looked at body parts and named the different bones in our bodies. There are so many to remember!

Geography

In autumn 1 we learnt about the different countries and capitals of the UK. We will look at different places to live in the UK such as towns like Bolton, cities like Manchester and London and also looking at the countryside and seaside.

Physical Education

This half term we have loved having Coach Steve from Ed Start teaching us PE. We have learnt so much from him. He has taught us sessions on emotional awareness, relaxation and social skills as well as helping us to get fit! 

Design Technology

This half term in DT we designed, made and evaluated vehicles with moving parts. We looked at different model vehicles and carefully studied their axles to ensure our models were accurate. We designed then designed our own vehicles and had a huge variety - from ice cream vans to monster trucks! 

Check out our final pieces below! 

Diwali Enrichment Day - 15.11.21

We have loved celebrating Diwali in school. We learnt all about the story of Rama and Sita, created Rangoli, Diya lamps and online fireworks arts. We practiced some Diwali dancing and sang a Diwali song to help us remember the five days of Diwali. 

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01204 333393

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