2P - Mrs Peters - supported by Miss Hencher. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh
2D - Miss Davidson-Watts supported by Mrs McCall. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh.
2G - Miss Griffiths supported by Mrs Stanton. PPA cover provided by Mrs Leigh.
Autumn Term 2018
Year 2 will be taking a plunge into the depths of the world's oceans this Autumn term and learning about their importance to this world. We will be learning about key oceans around the world and comparing their eco-systems and how they are populated by different sea animals. Our Big Idea will also teach us about the impact human rubbish is having upon the oceans and introducing ideas surrounding recycling and how we can do more to help keep the oceans healthy.
The children will also be continuing on their maths learning journeys, developing and honing their skills in addition and subtraction, as well as working on shape and introducing many new 3D shapes to identify and learn.
In our Talk for Writing sessions this Autumn, we will be focussing on developing our narrative structures through a range of story styles. The children will be developing skills such as adding adjectives to nouns, using adventurous vocabulary and adding similes to brighten up descriptions. In addition to this, we will be writing a recount based on our trip to Bristol Aquarium, focussing on writing a detailed retelling of our adventures underwater! During our weekly spelling lessons we will be learning the rules that allow us to spell a range of words from the National Curriculum word lists.
We will continue to develop our comprehension skills through Book Club sessions. In groups, the children will discuss and unpick a provided story or text. The children will be supported in identifying the features of the text as well as sharing any misconceptions and clarifying anything they don't understand. They will then move on to answering questions based on that text to assess their understanding.
To fit nicely with our Big Idea theme of 'Wonders of the Ocean', the children will be producing a fact file using publishing software. They will be taught how to source information from the internet, copy and paste pictures and arrange this on a document to be published in our class fact files. We look forward to sharing these pictures with you at the end of the Autumn term.
In PE this term, the children will be learning new gymnastics skills such as rolls, jumps and balances. They will then collaborate with others in a group to form a sequence of movements to showcase what has been learnt. During our weekly games sessions, the focus will be on throwing and catching for the first few weeks before learning the fundamentals of playing Benchball. Throughout the second half of the term, the children will compete in weekly Benchball competitions against each other to see who will be crowned champions.
As part of our personal development teaching this term, the children will be learning about the importance of democracy and how rules underpin many levels of society. We will be looking at setting out our own rules for the classroom and what role they play in keeping children safe and helping them to be the best that they can be. We will also be looking at relationships and how we have differing relationships with different people we know.
Spring Term 2019
This term we will be learning about Ancient Egypt, focusing on the 'big idea' of Power! We will learn about the power of the Egyptian Gods and Pharoahs and the infamous Tutankhamun. They will begin by locating Egypt and look at how life today is very different to the Ancient Egyptians. They will be learning all about the pyramids, the river Nile and hieroglyphics. We will round off our topic by making it relevant to life today and the power in today's society.
The children will be creating their own fact files on Egyptian Gods and their powers during our theme lessons. As part of this project, the children will be learning and improving skills such as logging onto the computer network, creating and saving files, locating information from the internet and importing this into their own work.
Our PSHCE sessions will focus on the internet and how to use it safely. We will be learning how to stay safe online and who to talk to and who not to talk to. In addition, we will be looking at people in society and who can be trusted and who we can talk to when we feel unsure about a situation.
The children will have the opportunity to develop their problem solving, team work and social skills in an outdoor environment in their Forest School sessions. The activities they enjoy in Forest School will support work from across the curriculum.
Information about the rest of the curriculum this term can be found in the Spring Term 2019 Curriculum Letter below.
Summer Term 2019
This summer term, Year 2 will be focussing on the 'big idea' Responsibility! We will be looking at the different ways in which the children have a 'responsibility' within school, the family and their community, whether it is having a responsibility to care for the environment through looking after it or having the responsibility to respect adults and the elderly. They will be completing many activities, trips and visits and discussing how to be responsible. Hopefully the children will have the opportunity to share their English stories that they have written this year at a local residential care home for the elderly. They will also learn about the responsibility of caring for nature and the importance of growing seeds.
The daily maths teaching will provide the children with a range of targets based upon a specific maths topic area. During this term, we will recap the skills covered so far and we will also cover a range of units including time, statistics, position, shape and measure.
English lessons will continue with spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. In our Talk for Writing lessons, the children will continue to look at a range of text types. We will continue to develop the children's imagination in a wishing tale, followed by a losing/finding story which will extend the children's vocabulary.
In computing sessions the children will be introduced to simple coding on the espresso software. The children will have the opportunity to develop their skills of following instructions and creating instructions to allow them to code.
Forest School will continue and will support activities from across the curriculum.
KS1 Sports Day (84 images)
A selection of photos of our KS1 children enjoying their sports day
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Star of the Week - 22.3.19 (2 images)
Well done to our Stars of the Week
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Spring Term Merit Assembly (12 images)
Well done to all of the wonderful children who received recognition in our recent merit assembly
Created: 2 Apr 19 10:51 | Last modified: 2 Apr 19 10:54
2D Science Investigations (7 images)
The children have been investigating things that float and things that sink - they even tried a pear from their fruit bowl!
Created: 11 Dec 18 10:06 | Last modified: 11 Dec 18 10:10
2G & 5O Read Together (9 images)
The children from 2G and 5O have been reading together, sharing ideas about the books they were reading.
Created: 26 Nov 18 11:28 | Last modified: 26 Nov 18 11:31
Class 2P Lego Teamwork Skills (5 images)
The children have been practising their teamwork skills using Lego - one team member read the instructions, a second member listened and found the pieces and the third team member had to build the piece.
Created: 26 Nov 18 11:13 | Last modified: 26 Nov 18 11:15
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