Summer Term 1 and 2
We have had a wonderful summer term so far. We have been looking at minibeasts again but in different locations in our school to before, such as the forest. The children have been recording the data in tally charts and creating their own pictograms. Our class 'pets' were a big hit as the children thoroughly enjoyed watching the caterpillars transform in to butterflies and described them beautifully as one of God's treasures (our current RE unit). Hopefully your children have already told you about our school badger! We were lucky enough to capture footage of the badger on Bethan's night camera, as well as many birds - how wonderful! The children have found the badger's set and know lots of information about them so they are looking forward to writing about them soon.
In English this term, Year 2 have been impressing us by revisiting lots of text types already covered this year. We have written stories, instructions, character descriptions, setting descriptions and have just started to learn about non-chronological reports. Following on from this we will be spending 3 to 4 weeks on poetry. In mathematics, the children have been busy revising all of their operations and learning to apply these to one and two step problems. As well as this, they have been developing their understanding of measure (capacity, length, mass and temperature) and learning to read numbered scales. For the remaining part of this term, we will be looking at telling the time to 5 minute intervals as well as making sure that they are ready to progress in to year 3.
Fitness remains an important part of our curriculum and the addition of a springboard to our gymnastics sessions this term was a firm favourite with the children. They have been learning to jump from the springboard and even perform a tuck jump. Our weekly skipping challenge has also been loved by the class and they are all very eager to win a skipping rope to take home for 'most improved' skipping.
Important dates this term:
Tuesday 6th July - Transition afternoon (A Year 3 taster afternoon)
Thursday 8th July - Transition afternoon (A Year 3 taster afternoon)
Firstly, we'd like to say a huge well done and welcome back to all of our pupils! You have continued to be amazing over the last few months!
This term, our Topic is called Food, Glorious Food! We will be exploring where food comes from and how to eat healthily. We will be investigating what seeds, bulbs and plants need to grow and even using home-grown ingredients as part of a balanced meal that we will be creating. We will be exploring how Queen Elizabeth changed the food of our nation and compare the food of the rich and poor during Elizabethan times. After looking at healthy meals, we will consider whether the diets of those in the past were as healthy as our own now. We will also be thinking about the countries and capital cities of the UK and thinking about the features of these places - including the food that they are well-known for!
In English, we will be writing instructions, concentrating on commands and adverbs. Later on in the half term we will be writing 'Rags to Riches' tales. Within these tales we will be focusing upon our punctuation and using everything we have learnt so far such as using adjectives and conjunctions. In Maths, we will be learning to tell the time to the 15 minute intervals and learning how to measure length in metres and centimetres. We will also learn how to compare the mass of objects.
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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