Term 4

Welcome to Penguin Class and Crocodile Class!

Be kind, be responsible, be safe!

Y2 love to learn! We see learning as building blocks so we are excited to build and apply our knowledge and skills even further this term. We are particularly excited to be writing instructions for how to make a ‘marvellous medicine’ and writing and comparing character descriptions for Mrs Twit and George’s grandma.

Our key area of focus is reading where we are embedding our RWI strategies, exploring a range of class stories and reading a multitude of texts across all lessons to build our fluency, vocabulary, knowledge, understanding and empathy. In Y2, we just love to read! Please ask your children about Roald Dahl and his books as he is our key author this term. Our key texts by Roald Dahl are George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Twits. Remember to continue to ask about Julia Donaldson and Tom Percival too as Y2 are huge fans of them.

This term we will continue to use dual coding images to help us to embed key facts and events in history, geography and science learning. In these subjects we are learning about changes in living memory, climate and animals including humans.

In Art, we are studying ‘Children’s Games’ by Bruegel. We are using a viewfinder to focus on one section of this piece of art and using pencil, crayon and charcoal to create our own version.

In DT, we will be investigating wheels and axels to help us to create our own moving vehicles.

In PE, we will be improving our multiskills and becoming gymnasts! Watch this space!

In Maths, we will start the term by learning about measurement, geometry and fractions.

We will be embedding our computer skills this term and learning how to photograph and publish our work.

In RE we will be focusing on Christianity and thankfulness through our three RE concepts: Living, Believing and Thinking.

In PSHE this term, we are focusing on living in the wider world where we learn how to look after money and distinguish between our needs and wants.

We will be very busy with all of our different learning hats on, so keep checking on twitter, Facebook and particularly Seesaw to see what we are up to!

Happy learning!

Mrs Barton and Mrs Atkins

Term 1

Welcome to Penguin Class and Crocodile Class!

Be kind, be responsible, be safe!

Our PSHE unit links in with our school values. We are focusing on:

Relationships

Making Friends

Feeling Lonely

Getting Help

Managing Secrets

Resisting Pressure

Y2 love to learn! We see learning as building blocks so we are excited to build upon our Y1 knowledge and skills. We’re looking forward to reading, retelling and writing Little Red Riding Hood as a starting point for building our confidence in writing.

Our key area of focus is reading where we are embedding our RWI strategies, exploring a range of class stories and reading a multitude of texts across all lessons to build our fluency, vocabulary, knowledge, understanding and empathy. In Y2 we just love to read! Please ask your children about Julia Donaldson and her books as she is our key author this term.

This term we will be using images to help us to embed key facts and events in history, geography and science learning. In these subjects we are learning about churches, castles and cathedrals, exploring the local area, embedding our geographical knowledge about the continents and oceans and investigating living things and their habitats.

In art, our current focus artist is Kandinsky. We understand that the children know a lot about this artist already so we will be using what we know about ‘Concentric Circles’ focusing on a different piece of his artwork – ‘Composition 8.’

Design and technology lessons will help us to build our basic skills of measuring, cutting, folding and joining in order to create a number of products across Year 2.

In PE, we will be improving our ball skills and becoming dancers! Watch this space! In these lessons we will be dancing to lots of different styles of music which will link to our Charanga music sessions.

In Maths, we will start by learning about number and place value which we will then be applying into our addition and subtractions learning.

We will become computing whizzes this term! We are aiming to perfect our basic computer skills.

In RE we will be focusing on Islam through our three RE concepts: Living, Believing and Thinking.

We will be very busy with all of our different learning hats on, so keep checking on twitter, Facebook and particularly Seesaw to see what we are up to!

Happy learning!

Mrs Barton and Mrs Atkins