Welcome to Year 2!

Miss Wall is our Year 2 class teacher.

Mrs Wadlow and Mrs Monk are the teaching assistants in our classroom.

 

            Term 5

Our topic this term is 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'

This term we are going to be learning all about castles. We will be exploring why castles were built, looking at the different parts of the building and designing our own coat of arms. We will also be building a tower, thinking about its properties to make it sturdy and fit for purpose. 

USEFUL WEBSITES FOR OUR TOPIC:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=castles

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/castles/index.html

 In English we will be looking at the fairy tale of 'Rapunzel'. We will be retelling the main events of the story through a diary entry, using character perspective. We will also be focusing on connectives to order different parts and using description to make our writing interesting. We will also be looking at an Anthony Browne story, 'The Tunnel', thinking of an alternate ending to what could be at the end of the gloomy tunnel! 

In Maths we will be recapping our learning of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), as well as looking at fractions, shape, measure and reading scales. We will continue completing our Pokemon times tables challenge and getting as many Pokemons as we can! 

 

In Science we are going to be learning about different scientists and inventors from the past which have influenced our knowledge of science today. We will be conducting lots of different experiments to show the scientific discoveries made. We will also be recording our results and using these to suggest answers to questions.

Useful Websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Homework

It is our aim to provide regular homework, which prepares your child for an activity, reinforces work in class or gives the opportunity to develop essential skills through open-ended exploration on a particular theme. It will also give you the opportunity to see what your child is currently learning in school and become involved in this.

Homework is set on a THURSDAY and is due in the following TUESDAY.

Pupils are expected to read daily and bring their contact books with them to school each morning.

Timetable

P.E is on a Friday. Please ensure that pupils have their full kit in school and that items are named clearly. P.E lessons are often outside, so please make sure that pupils have the appropriate clothing! 

Forest School is alternate Tuesdays, starting every first Tuesday of a new term. Forest School will be after lunch, so pupils need to come to school in their uniform as normal and bring their kit with them. Please ensure that all items are named clearly.