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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2. Our teacher is Mrs Swan and our TAs are Mrs Swallow, Mrs Weller, Mrs Turner and our LSA is Mrs King.

We begin the New Year with ‘Dreams and Goals’ and the RE value ‘perseverance’. We will be cooking pizza and fruit salad (D&T) whilst making connections with Science (everyday materials and changing shape).

In English we will continue to focus on correct use of punctuation and different types of sentences.   We will also review poetry such as Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes, writing our own different types of poetry and Traditional Tales such as the Gingerbread Man linked to our cookery theme.

After half term, our overriding theme will be Healthy Me and our RE value will be ‘love’. This will also be the theme of our Value Assembly. We will be looking at feeding and exercise as well as animal habitats and life cycles. Non-fiction texts will support our learning, looking at how to write life cycle flow charts and how bees make honey. Persuasive writing will also form part of our English focus.

In Maths we will continue to embed addition and subtraction strategies. Statistics will be used to create simple pictograms, tables etc. Telling the time, doubling and halving, multiplication and division, 2s, 3,s 5,s and 10s timetables will continue to be practiced.

In PE this term, Year 2 will be practicing gymnastic skills and dance. Later on in the term they will be developing Tag Rugby skills.   In music, the children will be exploring pitch, instruments and symbols.   They will expand their artistic skills and knowledge, creating natural collage and observational drawings of fruit and vegetables.

In our PSHE learning we will be following JIGSAW lessons with the focus for the term being ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’. This includes looking at how to stay motivated when find something challenging and keeping a positive attitude, complementing our RE ‘perseverance’ value.   ‘Healthy Me’ incorporates how can make healthy food and how healthy food can help our bodies.