Welcome to the class page of the greatest, most hard working, independent, polite Year 2 class in the entire universe!
Come and see our classroom! You will see us working hard all the time - whatever we are learning about. We are fantastic at making sure we are confident in whatever we are doing. If not? Then we have excellent partners all through the class who are always willing to help us achieve our absolute best!
In Year 2, we are beginning to see ourselves as role models for children who are younger than us, so always be on the look out for the most polite and responsible children - that will be us! Year 2 is the end of Key Stage 1, so we are all preparing for life in Key Stage 2.
What do we get up to?
In our RE lessons we will continue our work on Easter, as well as a unit of Pentecost. We will look at the symbolism around Easter as well as the important of The Holy Spirit within the story of Pentecost.
Our English text will be ‘The Dark’ by Lemony Snicket, which will be used as a stimulus for our writing. We will also write a set of instructions, followed by a recount of a school trip!
Our Guided Reading sessions will focus on a combination of using our phonics and high frequency words, along with making inferences within text. We will also look at comparing texts with those that we have read outside of school.
In Maths we will be continuing our work on fractions, then moving on to a unit of shape. We will then look at missing number problems, along with reading scales in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.
Please help your children to practice their times tables at home, particularly 5x, 10x and 2x to begin with.
Each week, the children will be tested on their times tables.
In Science, we will be looking at animals and their habitats. We will look at local habitats, along with habitats around the world to compare. We will touch on basic food chains too which will allow us to use our knowledge of survival from previous learning.
Through our ‘Castles’ unit, we will look at where various castles are around the world, using our map skills. We will then look at famous Queens throughout British history which will then lead in to a comparison piece of writing between Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth ii.
In DT lessons we will be planning and building a castle! We will look at the different elements of design, then go ahead and build our own model, before evaluating it at the end
PE this half term will be invasion games! We will spend the first few weeks getting to grips with our basic skills, attacking and defending, before putting our skills into practice in game scenarios.
Please ensure that PE kit is in school every day - we will be inside for PE so PE pumps will need to be in school each day.