Welcome to Year 2!
Miss Wall is our Year 2 class teacher and Mrs Wadlow is our teaching assistant.
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:
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. Later on in the term, we will 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 Pokémon times tables challenge and getting as many Pokémons as we can!
In Science we are going to be thinking about developing our scientific skills through investigations and recording our observations. We will use these to interpret what we have found out and develop conclusions.
Your homework this week (13th May2021) has been uploaded to 'Just2Easy' for you to complete! Your task this week is create a story map for a traditional tale so you can retell it by looking at the pictures you have drawn.
Click on this link to login to your account! http://my.uso.im/j2e/
HomEWORK AND HOME READING
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. Our homework will be set online each week for your child to complete and will be a file uploaded that will require you to complete a task online.
Pupils are expected to read at least 3 times a week. Each child will be given 3 reading books on a FRIDAY and these are to be returned the following FRIDAY to be changed. A reading record will be given to record your child's reads and to make any comments about what they have read.
P.E. is on a FRIDAY. Children are to come to school in their P.E. kits and remain in them throughout the day. P.E lessons are often outside, so please make sure that pupils have the appropriate clothing!
Forest School is alternate THURSDAYS, starting every first Thursday of a new term. Children are to come to school in their Forest School clothes (but normal shoes) and remain in them all day. Please ensure the children are wearing old jeans and a long-sleeved top and have wellies in a bag to change into.