Welcome to Year 2
Miss Shuttleworth & Miss Warmington
Mrs Baker & Mrs Lavelle
Half Termly Topics
• Autumn 1- Muck, Mess and Mixtures
• Autumn 2- Turrets and Tiaras
• Spring 1- Australia
• Spring 2- Street Detectives
• Summer 1- Scented Garden
Summer 2- Land Ahoy!
This half term our new topic is:
Muck, Mess & Mixtures.
What will Year 2 be doing this half term?
To start off our English lessons this year, the children will be reading three lovely books from our Year 2 Literature Spine and responding to them by writing postcards, letters and writing in role as different characters. The three books we will be looking at are 'Meerkat Mail,' 'The Day The Crayons Quit' and 'The Day The Crayons Came Home.' Later on during this half term, the children will identify the features of instructional writing and will have the opportunity to write their own sets of instructions based on our class text - 'George's Marvellous Medicine.' After learning about the famous nurse Florence Nightingale in our history lessons, the children will also have the chance to create non-fiction texts about her accomplishments.
The children will be practising counting forwards and backwards in jumps of 2, 5 and 10. They will also be recapping on place value and knowing how many tens and ones make up a particular number. The children will also be introduced to the partitioning method for addition when they start to add two 2-digit numbers together. Later on in the half term, the children will be naming and identifying the properties of 2D shapes, as well as learning how to measure the weight of objects.
In Science, the children will learn about the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and about hygiene. They will also have the opportunity to participate in various science investigations linked to our Muck, Mess & Mixtures topic.
During our 'Muck, Mess & Mixtures' topic, the children will study the artwork of Jackson Pollock and will have the opportunity to create their own artwork in the style of this artist using different materials and processes. After learning about healthy eating in Science, the children will be able to design, make and evaluate their own healthy fruit salad in Design Technology. The children will also learn about two famous nurses - Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole - and how their actions helped to change nursing and improve hygiene in hospitals.
In RE lessons this half term the children will be learning about Judaism and about how rules are important in our own lives. We will also be looking at how we celebrate Harvest and they will have the opportunity to talk and write about what they are thankful for.
This half term 2S will be going swimming every Thursday morning.
Please make sure that your child brings their water bottle, reading book and book bag into school every day. Your child may not necessarily read on the same day each week so it is really important that they come prepared every day. We cannot issue the next book until the previous book has been returned. Thank you for your support with this matter.
Homework is given out every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.
Spelling tests take place every Friday.
Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times. They will be sent home at the end of each term to be washed.