Welcome to Cherry Class
Class teacher: Mrs Wilcox.
Supported by: Miss Lister.
This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what Y2 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites.
Spellings are sent home on Wednesdays and tested the following Wednesday.
PE for Cherry Class is on Tuesdays.
Reading books are changed on Fridays.
Homework is sent home at the start of each half-term and is due every Friday.
THIS TERM'S LEARNING
Our books for Spring 2 is The Way Home for Wolf.
The sequence of learning will develop children’s understanding of the story, characters, themes and language. The unit teaches reading, including fluency, vocabulary and comprehension, and meaningful writing, for a range of form, purpose and audience. The teaching of grammar and punctuation is embedded within analysis of the language and structures used to tell the story, through activities that explore the effect these might have on readers. The children are taught to apply what they have learned to their own writing, making choices to affect their readers’ thoughts and feelings. All learning culminates in a final piece of work, where the children apply all that they have learned about this story to write a diary entry by Wilf the wolf for the end of the story.
(For more information about how we teach English at BJA, please visit our Writing page).
At Brookfield Junior Academy we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme to promote fluent, confident readers who develop a love and enjoyment for reading.
- We aim to ensure every child is able to read at age related expectation, regardless of their background, needs or abilities.
- We aim to ensure all pupils, including the weakest readers, make sufficient progress to meet or exceed age-related expectations.
- We aim to ensure the teaching of reading develops pupils’ vocabulary, language comprehension and a love of reading.
- We aim to ensure pupils have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of exciting stories, poems, rhymes and non-fiction.
The pupils are taught phonics daily, with extra tuition for targets pupils and with extra practice sessions in the lead up to the phonics screening check. The pupils will complete a ‘Read and Repeat’ cycle. This means each week each child will take home:
- 1 taught ditty/Story book
- 1 book bag book
- 1 ‘reading for pleasure’ book for their parents/ carers to read to them to develop a love of reading
It is expected that pupils are reading their phonics books '4 or more times a week'. Please make sure you evidence this in your child's planner. For more information please visit our Phonics page.
Below is a link to access Ruth Miskin's RWI portal videos to help you support your child's reading at home:
Don't forget to log on to spelling shed to practice your spellings.
At BJA, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning which underpins the values behind the mastery approach to teaching mathematics.There are many elements to the teaching and learning of Maths: it is not only the ability to calculate (being mathematically fluent) but also the ability to apply these skills to real life scenarios (solve problems and investigate) and also to talk knowledgeably about mathematical working (reasoning).
2D and 3D Shapes
Please click on the links below to view our Long Term Plan and Curriculum Intent. For more information on how we teach maths at BJA, please see our Mathematics page.
Below you will see a number of links for different websites to support your child with their mathematical learning.
In Science we are learning about health and hygeine.
This unit overlaps with RSHE in terms of health & wellbeing. Children will consider the general facts that we learnt about plants and animals, and begin to apply them to themselves. We will go on to look at humans in particular, and the things that they should know about themselves in order to be as healthy as possible. We begin by looking at the things which keep us alive, and go on to learn the difference between ‘staying alive’ and ‘being healthy’.
This term we are focusing on our local area and beyond
This scheme of work draws a comparison to the work children have already completed in Y1.
It takes the understanding they have of their immediate locality around home and school further and looks at wider elements of where they live. It heelps them to consider how people interact with their locality, how it works, and what/who it serves.
In computing we are learning how to read and construct pictograms alongside our Maths work on Statistics.
Children will begin to understand what the term data means and how data can be collected in the form of a tally chart. They will learn the term ‘attribute’ and use this to help them organise data. They will then progress onto presenting data in the form of pictograms and finally block diagrams. Learners will use the data presented to answer questions.
During this unit of work we will use j2e pictogram tool which can be accessed online using a desktop, laptop or tablet computer. You can also access this at home.
Religious Education (RE)
In RSHE we are learning about how to keep ourselves safe and healthy.Our key questions will be:
Who owns my body?
How do I say no?
How do I stop myself getting ill?
In music we will be continuing to create stories tgrough music and then create our own music using Chrome Music Lab on the computers
What will we use to make a musical story?
What improvements can we make to our story?
Can we make our own musical story?
Can we perform to others?
Chrome Music Lab