Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

Livingstone Primary School

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

Welcome to Swifts class  

Welcome to the Swifts class web page. 

Mrs Isley, Mrs Davis and Miss Bunker are looking forward to all our new learning opportunities in Autumn Term.

Autumn Term 2

English 

In English, our main focus this term is poetry. We are going to explore a range of poems about different types of transport, such as bicycles, cars and motorbikes. We are going to learn what a poem is, and the type of language that poets use when writing poems. We are going to use a poem, called Motorbike by Pie Corbett to support us to write our very own poem all about a car.

 

Spellings

Please find your spellings for this half term below, printed sheets will be given each Friday. Please practice your spellings daily using cursive handwriting.

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 Autumn 2 - Week 1.pdfDownload
 Autumn 2 - Week 2.pdfDownload
 Autumn 2 - Week 3.pdfDownload
 Autumn 2 - Week 4.pdfDownload
 Autumn 2 - Week 5.pdfDownload
 Autumn 2 - Week 6.pdfDownload
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Maths

Addition and Subtraction

During this half term, we are going to be focusing on addition and subtraction. We are going to learn how to add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers together. We are also going to investigate how addition and subtraction are both related and how we can use the inverse to help us check our calculations are correct.

 

Please find below a document explaining how we teach your child how to add and subtract, so you can support them at home.

 

The videos linked below can help your child with their maths learning.

 

Week 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-5/

Week 2

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-6-number-addition-subtraction/

Week 3

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-7-number-addition-subtraction/

Week 4

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-8-number-addition-subtraction/

Week 5

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-9-number-addition-subtraction/

The document below explains how we will teach the children how to add, subtract, multiply and divide so you can support your child at home.

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 Year 2 Operation Strategies.docxDownload
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Here is a link to interactive maths manipulatives that we use in class, for you to use at home: https://www.didax.com/math/virtual-manipulatives.html

Here is a link to another great website that has interactive maths manipulatives to support you at home: https://mathsbot.com/manipulativeMenu

Please practise your number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 daily. Activity sheets can be found below:

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 Number Bonds to 10 A and B.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 10 C and D.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 100 - Multiples of 5 - Test A and B.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 100 - Multiples of 5 - Test C and D.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 100 - Test A and B.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 100 Test C and D.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 20 A and B.pdfDownload
 Number Bonds to 20 C and D.pdfDownload
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Please also practise your 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables every day. 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ is a great website filled with lots of fun times tables games!

Activity sheets can be found below:

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 5 Times Table Worksheet 4.pdfDownload
 5 Times Table Worksheet 3.pdfDownload
 5 Times Table Worksheet 2.pdfDownload
 5 Times Table Worksheet 1.pdfDownload
 3 Times Table Worksheet 4.pdfDownload
 3 Times Table Worksheet 3.pdfDownload
 3 Times Table Worksheet 2.pdfDownload
 3 Times Table Worksheet 1.pdfDownload
 2 Times Table Worksheet 4.pdfDownload
 2 Times Table Worksheet 3.pdfDownload
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History and Geography

       

This term, our topic is 'Out and About’. We are going to learn all about our local area in Bedford, the Black Tom Area. In history, we are going to learn about who the area is named after (a highwayman!) and compare our local area in the past to today using photographs. In Geography, we are going to focus on maps and we are going to create our own simple map using a key of this area and we are going to observe aerial photographs of Bedford.

 

We are also going to look at transport and think about how transport has changed over time. We are also going to learn about some significant people, such as The Wright Brothers who invented the aeroplane, Garett Morgan who invented the traffic light and Karl Benz who invented the petrol motor car.

Science

During the Autumn Term, we are going to focus on the topic Living Things and their Habitats. We are going to learn about what a habitat is and we are going to focus on different habitats found around the world such as the rainforest, desert, oceans and the Arctic. We are going to learn about the animals we can find in these habitats and how they are suited to living there, such as a polar bear can live in the cold Arctic because it has thick fur. We are also going to learn about microhabitats and we are going to look at these around our school.

 

Homework will be set online on Fridays using either Seesaw, Purple Mash or MyMaths and will be due in the following Friday.
Spellings will be handed out each Friday and you can also find the spellings for this half term on this class page. Please learn these words and be a super speller! 
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Please ensure that your child continues to read at home every evening and record it in their reading diary. Books will be handed out every Friday.

 

If you have lost your child's username or password for their online learning, please contact the school office:

schooloffice@livingstone.bedssch.co.uk

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Children must coming into school wearing their PE kit on the days that they have PE. Children in Swifts class have PE with Mr Knight on Tuesday and Dance with Maz on Friday. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear and clothing, especially as the weather can be cold and the grass may be damp.

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Year 2 Curriculum Map

Please click the 'download' button below to download the file. 

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Thank you for your on-going support.

 If you have any questions or queries, please email the school office schooloffice@livingstone.bedssch.co.uk