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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:

Scented Garden. 


What will Year 2 be doing this half term?


To start off this half term we will be revising the different skills involved in answering reading comprehension questions. We will be specifically focussing on inference questions as the children find this type of question more challenging. We will read two lovely books this half term linked to our 'Scented Garden' topic - 'The Flower' by John Light and 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward. We will discuss our likes and dislikes about the stories and we will be producing a range of writing in response to the books.


In Maths the children will be introduced to statistics, where they will interpret and construct simple tables, tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams. The children will also be taught about position and direction, looking at rotating shapes and understanding clockwise and anti-clockwise turns. We will also continue to recap on all previous maths learning and continually go over the different maths methods learnt this year for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and finding fractions of numbers. Number bond and times table practice will continue regularly.

During our 'Scented Garden' topic, the children will study plants. As part of this topic, the children will have the opportunity to plants seeds and bulbs and observe the plants as they grow. They will understand what a healthy plant needs to grow and carry out various scientific investigations to see if seeds and bulbs can grow anywhere. The children will also look at food chains and habitats as part of their science work. Later on in the half term, the children will be sketching plants and flowers, then transforming their sketches into a clay sculpture. The children will also look at and recreate the environmental artwork of Andy Goldsworthy.


Religious Education

In RE lessons this half term the children will be learning all about Pentecost. They will learn about the work of the Holy Spirit. They will learn about the Christian understanding that the Holy Spirit comforts and helps Christians and empowers them to do God's work in the world.

Important reminders

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.

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Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Conjunction Junction Music Video

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