What will Year 2 be doing this term?
We will start this term by looking at a book called 'Where Happiness Begins' by Eva Eland. This book talks about feelings/emotions and how we can manage our feelings and help ourselves feel happier. The work we will complete on this book forms part of our recovery curriculum after lockdown. After this, we will read 'The Day The Crayons Quit' and 'The Day The Crayons Came Home' by Drew Daywalt. The children will be writing letters in role and creating their own story based on the book. Our class novel this half term will be 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Road Dahl and the children will have the opportunity to read and write a range of instructions linked to this book.
To start our 'Muck, Mess & Mixtures' topic the children will be creating a range of different artwork inspired by Jackson Pollock. In History, we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and their impact on nursing.
In Science this half term, we will be learning all about animals, including humans. The children will complete lessons on animals, growing and changing, healthy eating, exercise and the importance of keeping clean.
In RE lessons this half term the children will be learning all about celebrations. We will be looking at a range of celebrations from different religions, such as Hanukkah, Diwali and Eid.
In PE this half term the children will be practising ball skills involving rolling, throwing, catching and bouncing. Year 2's PE day is Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school on Thursdays wearing their PE kit - school PE t-shirt, school jumper/cardigan, black shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings and a pair of trainers.
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.