A very warm welcome to year 2. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead. We are always available to discuss any concerns and to answer any questions you may have at the end of each day. Please make an appointment with either one of the class teachers if you wish to have a more detailed discussion.
Adults in the classroom
Mrs Hehir - Class Teacher: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Mrs Lake - Class Teacher: Thursdays and Fridays.
This Spring term our topic is Explorers. We will be learning about Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. We will delve into History and learn of the impact these two famous explorers have on us today and understand why their discoveries were so important.
We will continue to learn how to write a range of different texts including narratives, poetry and real events. We will plan our writing, make books during Book Week and explore creative writing using our core books; 'Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram and 'A Place to Call Home' by Alexis Deacon.
We will be focusing on our times tables this term, making sure we are secure in learning our 2,5 and 10 times tables. We will explore division again, fractions and time.
Squash, bend, twist and stretch!
In this unit we will explore a range of materials through investigations and explorations. We will work on ways to test materials for elasticity and flexibility and find out which paper is the strongest. We will work in small groups to design and make a paper bridge to hold a car.
In Games we will be making up our own games with a partner, thinking carefully about the rules and scoring. In Dance we will be creating and performing our own routines to the theme of Exploring.
The school PE Kit is:
A white or green t-shirt
Black or green shorts
Black or green joggers
Black or green jumper
Suitable footwear. (This may change depending on the focus for the term but it is a pair of plimsolls for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor PE.)
In RE we will be exploring Easter and why this is important to Christians. We will explore Palm Sunday and the symbolism of the Last Supper through artefacts, art and role play and learn about the events of Good Friday.
In Music this half tern the children will be exploring musical vocabulary and how different instruments can be played.
This term we will be thinking about understanding our feelings as well as considering our strengths and weaknesses as learners. It aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in self-awareness, managing our feelings and empathy.
Following our term learning about colour theory the children will now study Van Gogh's 'The Starry Night' and create their own space painting. We will finish the term with a class trip to see Tate Britain's exclusive Van Gogh exhibition.
In Computing this half term the children will be learning to create, manipulate and store digital text. We will be becoming more familiar with the keyboard and using this to input and alter our own text.
Please be on time. Children are expected to read at home alongside an adult. Please let us know how this is going by filling in their reading journals. These are expected to come to school daily. Homework is set on Friday and is due in on Wednesdays. We encourage independence and responsibility in Year 2. We ask children to hand things in on time and to remember their belongings every day. We ask you to support us in this by encouraging them to manage themselves at home and complete as much homework independently as possible.
Please read with your child daily. Homework may consist of a short English and Maths task, times tables practise and spellings. Spellings will be a combination of personalised spellings from the children's writing in their books, spellings linked to the rule we are leaning that particular week as well as some common exception words which the children need to learn by the end of year 2.