Welcome to Year 2!

Miss Wall is our Year 2 class teacher.

Mrs Wadlow is the teaching assistant in our classroom.

 

          

Our topic this term is 'Space Explorers!'.

We are going to be learning all about Space and the first man on the Moon. We will be exploring how space shuttles are suited for space travel, thinking about what space explorers wear to protect themselves and considering what we would take to Space if we went! We will be designing and making our own rockets using a wide range of materials.

 

USEFUL WEBSITES FOR OUR TOPIC:

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/our-solar-system/

 

 In English we will be looking at 'Man on the Moon: A Day in the Life of Bob', exploring the characters and settings. We will use this as a stimulus to develop descriptions and our own ideas to write our own adventure stories. We will also develop our use of language by looking at Space poems. We will think about the language patterns and punctuation to describe what our own planet would be like!

 

In Maths we will continue looking at addition and subtraction, in addition to introducing multiplication and division. The children will apply their knowledge of counting in steps to answer number sentences. We will also be looking at money and considering its place in a real-life context. 

 

 

In Science we are going to be finding out the uses of everyday materials and grouping them using their properties. We will compare their suitability and explore how the shapes of objects made from some materials can be changed. We will also be looking at the recycling process and carrying out an investigation to apply our knowledge.

 

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.