In Edison Class (Year 2), we are going to be learning through a really exciting project called “All because of an acorn”. The classroom features orange and red autumn colours with a large tree in the centre of the classroom.
To encourage independent learning, activities linked to the topic and the national curriculum have also been established. The children will enjoy learning about the seasons and weather associated with these seasons. While the weather is still fine we will use this opportunity to learn outside, and many of the activities have been planned with this in mind.
We teach English through our project, with many opportunities for the children to write, developing their grammar, punctuation and spelling. Our book units this term link closely the theme for the term including All because of an acorn and Pumpkin soup, the snowflake mistake, the woods, the cave, Fletcher and the falling leaves and Tap the tree. Mathematics is also linked to our project and covers the curriculum for Year 2.
We teach maths in practical and exciting ways to deepen the children's understanding. This term, areas covered includes time, shape, money, measurement and statistics.
We also use the Forest School area for maths, literacy and project work. Outside learning gives children a fantastic opportunity to explore and be creative and so where possible, reading and creating stories will take place within the Forest School.