Year 2 Summer 1
This half term in year 2 we will be focusing our learning on some really exciting topics that we can’t wait to get started with!
Our English learning is going to be based on the books of Oliver Jeffers. We will be reading and comparing his books and also having a go at writing our own versions, using his writing techniques and familiar phrases.
In geography we will continue learning about Brazil, looking at the climate/weather and how towns and cities differ.
In history, we are beginning to learn about the Darby family and their impact on industry in Telford but also across the world!
PE will continue to be on Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor) so please ensure your child comes to school in the appropriate pe kit for those days.
Please let me know if you are struggling to access Go Read or Timestables Rockstars as every little bit of work done at home will support the children within school.
As we approach the end of Year 2, I will be sending home some optional work to support your child. Just a reminder that this is optional however any extra helps!
Have a wonderful summer term and thank you, as always, for your support.
Year 2 Spring
This term our topic will be The Great Fire of London!
We are really looking forward to getting stuck into this topic.
We are going to read lots of non-fiction texts about the fire. We will also be reading Paddington Bear as our class text for the term, which gives us some lovely links to London!
Below are some of the books we are looking forward to reading this term:
In History, we will be learning all about the fire and the timeline of events. We will discuss the significance of these events and how certain things (e.g. Fire engines) have developed since then.
In Geography, we are going to remind ourselves about towns and cities, and then look at the city of London (as well as learning about the other capital cities in the UK!)
In science our focus will be materials. We’ll make links to the Great Fire of London and discuss how materials are best suited to different purposes.
In art and DT we will be looking at the design of the houses in 1666, analysing and evaluating them and even having a go at making our own Tudor houses towards the end of the term.
We will continue with Read, Write, Inc in our English lessons this term.
Please continue practising your Times Tables on Times Tables Rock Stars and logging your wonderful home reading on our Go Read app. If you have any problems logging onto either of these please don’t hesitate to let me know!
PE days continue to be Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor) .
Miss Phillips is working with us this term. She will be teaching some lessons and working with groups within the class.
This term in Class 2 our topic is Sensational Safari.
We will be focusing on the following books:
- Handa’s Surprise
- Handa’s Hen
- The Ugly Five
- Giraffes can’t dance
- Lila and the secret of rain
- One day on our blue planet: in the savannah
In English we will be describing characters, settings and writing from different character’s points of view. We will also do some work on non-fiction texts surrounding Africa and Safari.
In maths we will be focusing on ‘place value’ and ‘addition and subtraction’. We will be learning the 5, 2 and 10 times tables within school and the children will be given a log in for ‘Times Tables Rockstars’, where they can practise these at home.
In Geography, we will be learning about Africa and specifically Kenya.
In History, we are learning about significant historical figures such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
Throughout the year in RE we are learning about Sikhism.
PE days are Monday and Thursdays.
Your child has been provided with a Log in for the “Go Read” app. If you need support with this feel free to contact me.
Miss Hubbard will be working with us this term too! She will be teaching some lessons and working with groups within the class.