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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Our teachers are Mrs Rees (Monday,Tuesday) and Mrs Swan (Wednesday to Friday). Our TAs are Mrs Turner, Mrs Pittelli (mornings) and Mrs Weller (afternoons).

Spring Term 2020

We begin the New Year with ‘Dreams and Goals’ and the RE value ‘Peace’.  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 including Mr Wolf’s Pancakes.  We will be making our own Frobscottle juice (D&T/maths – measurement) which also ties in with our continued scientific focus on Materials (changing shape and use for everyday objects).

As part of Birdwatch Week in January we will be using our scientific knowledge (Habitats, Materials, Living things including animals) and mathematical skills (use of pictograms, tally charts) to write a non-chronological report about birds, help birds in our local environment, record and analyse the results of birdwatching.

After half term, our overriding theme will be Healthy Me and our RE value will be Service.   We will be looking at feeding and exercise as well as continue with animal habitats and life cycles.  Non-fiction texts will support our learning, looking at how to write life cycle flow charts including sunflowers 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 looking at written methods and problem solving including using money.  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.  In Music, the children will be exploring pitch, instruments and symbols.   

The children will expand their artistic skills and knowledge, creating natural collage and observational drawings of fruit, vegetables, birds and 3D shapes.

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.   ‘Healthy Me’ incorporates how we can make healthy food (D&T) and how healthy food can help our bodies.