Welcome to Year 2!
Miss Wall is our Year 2 class teacher.
Mrs Costas, Mrs Dewey and Mrs Monk are the Teaching Assistants 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 them 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:
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 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 be looking at Shape, exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and developing our knowledge of symmetry. We will also revisit the four operations by applying them within contexts. Within the term, we will learn about measurement, performing investigations involving length and capacity.
In Science we are going to be looking at animal babies and exploring how babies grow and change. We will think about the different stages of growing, as well as the basic needs of living things. We will also be looking at healthy eating, exercise and keeping clean through performing simple tests and using the results to suggest answers to questions.
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.
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 as winter approaches!
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.