Welcome to Year 2!
We hope that you’ve had a great summer and that you are ready to learn!
This term we will be looking at our new topic of Scotland. As a part of this topic, we will be looking at the ways in which Scotland is different from England, listening to some traditional Scottish music and even designing our own tartan! We’ll be continuing our Scottish theme in English, where we will be focusing on the Katie Morag books by Mairi Hedderwick.
We will also be learning about how plants grow and experimenting to find out about the properties of different materials in Science. In Art, we will look at the colour wheel and blending colours to create watercolour paintings!
PE will be on a Wednesday so please ensure children are sent in wearing full (outdoor) PE kit. Home learning will continue to take place in the form of reading at least 3 x per week at home with an adult signature, 30 minutes of Numbots and spellings. These will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
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Miss Kenyon, Mrs Collarbone and Mrs Bond
Autumn Term Curriculum Letter
Our first full week back has gone by so fast! We've had a wonderful time this week in Year 2. We started off in Maths by looking at tens and ones, the children used blocks and counters to explore all the different ways numbers could be represented. Then, in English we looked at 'Katie Morag Delivers the Mail' by Mairi Hedderwick and created freeze-frames of a scene in the book where Katie slips over. In Science, we started our plants topic by looking closely at the sunflowers the children planted in Year 1 and measuring the length of their leaves. They have grown huge!
Thank you for a great first week in Year 2, I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
We've had another busy week in Year 2!
In Maths we have been looking at using place value charts to partition numbers into ones and tens. We also had a look at part-whole models and experimented with different ways to split numbers. In English we have started to write our own version of Katie Morag Delivers the Mail. The children have been working incredibly hard at including full-stops and capital letters in their writing. We were looking at compass directions this week in Geography. We went outside onto the field and practiced walking, skipping and jumping north, east, south and west. In Science this week we started to plant some bulbs and seeds, we can't wait to observe them grow over the coming months!
Enjoy your weekends,
We've had a brilliant week of learning and trying our best in Year 2! In English, we've been looking at Cinderella and had fun exploring the story with puppets and masks. We have moved onto addition and subtraction in Maths, everyone has been trying their hardest to complete some challenging questions on inverse. In Science, our plants have started to grow and we've been using our rulers to measure them. October is Black History Month in the UK and in Year 2 we looked at Marcus Rashford and the fantastic things he has done to raise money and provide food to children over lock down. We had a look at his mural in Manchester and created our own in the hallway.