What will Year 2 be doing this term?
We will start this half term by looking at a book called 'The Flower' by John Light. The children will be making predictions and giving a personal response to the story, as well as writing in role as the main character. This will be followed by studying a book called 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward. The children will be sequencing and retelling the story, as well as writing letters in role as the main character. Towards the end of this half term, the children will have the opportunity to read and write non-fiction texts.
The children will also be working on time objectives:
Our 'Magnificent Monarchs' topic will be mainly history based and will look at how the monarchy has changed over the years. The children will get the opportunity to study five monarchs in more detail (William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II) and they will look at why these monarchs are significant. In Geography, the children will be looking at the location of royal residences and in our Art lessons they will be looking at royal portraits and will have a go at creating their own self portrait in the style of royalty!
In Science this half term, we will be learning all about plants. In particular, we will be looking at the parts of flowering plants and trees and their functions. We will also be looking at what plants need to grow and the children will have the opportunity to carry out some investigations.
In RE lessons this half term we will be exploring the religion of Islam.
In PE this half term the children will be developing skills in order to play a variety of invasion games.
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.