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Burrsville Infant Academy

Create a Joy in Learning For Every Child

Year 2

Elder and Hazel Classes

 Welcome back to start of our Autumn Term.

Please find below our curriculum map, this is so you can see what we are learning about through the year.

We started our learning with an exciting Sparkling Start, a dragon egg hunt in the forest! We had to find clues which then spelt out 'sweet treat' and we had a little reward for completing the hunt. 

This half term our maths learning has been on place value. We have been learning to order numbers and talk about the number of tens and ones in a number and how they can be represented in different ways. We used the part-whole model to partition numbers into tens and ones. We have moved on to counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.

We started our English learning with character and setting description. We used the book 'Zog' to help us with this, which is written by our Author of the Term, Julia Donaldson. This linked nicely to our 'Troublesome Dragons' topic. We then moved on to learning about poems focused on Harvest Festival. Our next unit of work is narrative and we are using the 'George and the Dragon' to help us learn how to write a story. We will then write our own stories about dragons. 

Exciting events this half term have included some of us starting swimming lessons, the Harvest Festival service at the church and taking part in The Reach2 Colour Run!

In Autumn 2 we celebrated our learning with a trip to Colchester Castle. We have been learning about the features of a castle in history and have discussed who would've lived here and the jobs they have, so this trip enabled us to explore this further.