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:
What will Year 2 be doing this half term?
To start off our English lessons this term, we will be reading 'Diary of a Wombat' by Jackie French and the children will respond to the text by writing their own diary entries. Then we will be reading some traditional Australian Dreamtime stories such as Tiddalick the Frog and Rainbow Bird. The children will spend time developing their story writing skills this half term before moving on to writing non-chronological reports about Australian animals.
The children will be introduced to the Year 2 methods for multiplication and division this half term. We will be sending home guidance sheets for parents on the methods used once they have been covered in class. The children will then be using their knowledge of multiplication and division to solve word problems and to apply to different contexts. Later on in the half term we will be working on money and time.
In Science, the children will be learning about animals and their young and what animals need to grow and survive. We will also be carrying out various scientific investigations.
During our 'Australia' topic, the children will look at Aboriginal artwork and create their own dot paintings. The main focus of this topic is Geography and we will be comparing the UK with Australia by looking at differences in climate and human and physical features as well as labeling the different regions and cities of Australia.
In RE lessons this half term the children will be learning about Buddhism - what Buddhists believe and how they worship. We will also be going on a visit to a local Buddhist temple.
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.