Miss Edwards 2020-21
Autumn 1 – Class 2
This half term, we are basing lots of our work around the Roald Dahl book, George’s Marvellous Medicine. We are really enjoying the story.
In English, we have been writing lists of ingredients, instructions in making a marvellous medicine, describing the characters and we are going to move on to describing the setting of Grandma’s house. We are working really hard to sound all our words out carefully when we are writing.
In science, we have done a fun science experiment where we tested which solids dissolved in water. We have also started learning about different materials.
In art, we took some time to look at Quentin Blake, the illustrator of George’s Marvellous Medicine and had a go at our own Quentin Blake-Style drawings. We also have been looking at Van Gogh and we have recreated our own version of his ‘Sunflowers’ painting as a class.
In RE we have been looking at different religious stories and discussing what makes people similar and what makes people different.
In maths, we have been working really hard at our Place Value to check that we can solve tricky problems using ‘tens’ and ‘ones’.
Autumn 2 – Class 2
This half term our topic will be DINOSAUR DIG
We will be looking at fiction and non-fiction books linked to dinosaurs.
In science we will be looking at different types of animals and in Geography we will be looking at maps and atlases to find out where different countries are in the world and where different animals/dinosaurs may live.
Spring 1 - Year 2
This half term our topic will be “Sensational Safari!”
We will be doing lots of learning about Africa and animals. Work for our children in school and at home will be the same and will be based on lots of exciting stories.
We will focus our learning on Geography, Science and art and there will be lots of opportunities to be creative. #
Spring 2 - 2021
This half term we are going to be looking at the film “Inside Out” as our topic.
This is a lovely way to do lots of work around our feelings/emotions upon returning to school. It also gives us lots of opportunities for brilliant writing. We are going to focus on Geography, Science and music in our afternoon lessons.
For maths, we are going to recap what we have learnt over lockdown whilst having a look at 2D and 3D shapes.
PE will continue to be a on Friday and we will give homework out on the second Monday back.
Our topic this half term will be “Fire! Fire!” We will be looking in detail at The Great Fire of London, making links to many areas of the curriculum.
We will be doing some wonderful writing based on descriptive pieces and diary entries. We will learn historical facts about the fire and make links to Geography in term of London’s location in the UK.
We can’t wait to do some art inspired by fire and will be looking at the works of the artist Henri Matisse.
In design technology, we are going to research about how bread is made, do our own bread tasting and finally make some of our own bread.
We have an exciting half term planned!
Homework will continue to be handed out on a Monday and our PE day is now a Tuesday!
Year 2 – Summer 2
This half term in year 2 we are looking at books written/illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. He is an author that we have looked a little bit this year and really enjoyed his stories so we have decided to do a full half term based on him! We are going to look at the books:
We are going to focus on Geography this half term (which links nicely to the story ‘Here we are’) and we are going to look at the local area of Lightmoor!
We also have an exciting half term because on Fridays, year 2 will be going to Forest School! So please make sure you come to school in appropriate forest kit on a Friday (You should have received an email about this last half term 😊)
Our PE day is still a Tuesday so you can still come to school in PE kit on a Tuesday.
We are looking forward to a few sunny weeks to finish off a busy busy year!