Welcome to Year 2!
Class 2S is taught by Mrs Sweet with Miss Jennings. Class 2B is taught by Miss Bull with Mrs Fitzgerald.
This half term, English lessons will continue to focus on sentence-level work such as using a range of punctuation, conjunctions and different sentence starters. We are using the video animation 'The Little Boat' from the Literacy Shed to inspire the children in their writing. In Maths, we are working on times tables, division and fractions. It would really help the children to keep practising their times tables at home. During the afternoons, topic lessons will focus on the explorer Ernest Shackleton and his rescue of his men in Antarctica. The children will work on sculpture in DT lessons using a range of materials such as bread dough and junk. During Science lessons, the children will work on developing investigative skills by carrying out a range of ice-related experiments.
In the second half term, the topic will be Kenya and our English work will be based on ‘The Fantastic Flying Journey'. We will use this to learn about writing interesting descriptions of settings and exciting events. In our topic lessons, we will learn about Kenya, African animals and artwork, In art lessons, the children will look at the work by artist Georgia O'Keefe and they will learn how to mix paints to create different shades of flowers. Maths lessons will focus on formal column addition and subtraction and money. It will really help the children to practise using coins and knowing which coins they can pay with. In Science, the children will learn about plants. This will include planting some different seeds and writing diaries as they start to grow.
RE lessons will continue to focus on sources of wisdom.