Happy New Year from all of us in Year 2!
Well last term ended on a high with our fabulous virtual nativity performance! During the last week of term, we had a visit from Santa along with our Christmas Crafts afternoon. Then, towards the end of the week, we had our Christmas lunch and party! It was an exciting way to end the term!
This term we are excited to be starting a topic called Water World. We will be identifying different mini-beasts and creatures and collecting data about them. We will continue to investigate watery worlds by looking at oceans around the world and researching a variety of creatures, plants, habitats and food chains within these locations. Our history focus this half term with be on the life of Grace Darling, a famous young woman who helped saved the lives of people out at sea. Alongside this, we will be making some fabulous sea creatures out of junk modelling, paper mache and paint. We will also be creating a beautiful underwater collage using a range of materials and watercolours to explore texture, pattern and space.
In RE we are thinking about important books in our lives and we will be focusing on the Bible and the different parts it is made up of. We will be looking at the Gospels and how Christians show them reverence in church.
We think this topic is going to great fun!
This half term has started very well and we have began to learning the wishing tale, Pinocchio. Children will be focusing on extending sentences using conjunctions and learning the difference between statements, questions and exclamations. After writing their own narratives, children will be writing recounts. This term we will also be learning how to multiply and divide, focusing upon groups of 2, 5 and 10. Later in the term we will be looking at 2D shapes and their properties.
In Religious Education we have been learning about Baptism, we had a Baptism re-enactment and then learnt about the signs and symbols in a Baptism. We will be learning about the importance of friendship and showing God’s love during anti-bullying week and anti-racism week. We will soon be moving on to learning about Advent and waiting for Christmas.
In Science, we will be investigating the properties of different materials in order to design a coat for Pinocchio. In Computing, children will have a challenge each week on Purple Mash, and the children will also have the opportunity to learn about Bonfire night, Diwali and Remembrance Day. Remember to check Seesaw regularly for any messages and to see the amazing work that year 2 have been working hard on.
Welcome to Year 2!
It has been lovely to meet all the children over the last few weeks. They have all settled in well and enjoyed seeing their friends again. They are all working extremely hard to learn the new routines in Year 2, including learning how to draw a margin with a ruler!
This half term, our topic is called ‘This is Me’, linking to our story ‘Super Me’. We are learning all about ourselves: our bodies, keeping healthy and safe, where we live –and much more! We hope the children enjoy learning how to be their best ‘super me’!
The children are clearly going to be working hard this year and we are all very excited to learn together in faith.
Mrs Mee, Mrs Lison and Mrs Forbes
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