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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Our teachers are Mrs Rees (Monday) and Mrs Swan (Tuesday to Friday). Our TAs are Mrs Turner (Monday), Mrs Swallow (Tuesday to Friday), Mrs Bennett (Monday to Friday).

Spring Term 2021

We begin the New Year with ‘Dreams and Goals’ and the RE value ‘Hope’. In English we will continue to focus on correct use of punctuation and different types of sentences. To tie in with Chinese New Year and Traditional Tales, our focus book will be The Magic Paintbrush. We will also review poetry such as Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes, writing our own different types of poetry. This also links to our Science Topic of Materials (changing shape and use for everyday objects) and we will be making our own Frobscottle juice (D&T/Maths – measurement).

As part of Birdwatch Week in January/February we will be using our scientific knowledge (habitats, materials, living things including animals, food chains) and mathematical skills (use of pictograms, tally charts as part of Statistics).

After half term, our overriding theme will be Healthy Me and our RE value will be ‘Forgiveness’. We will be looking at feeding and exercise as well as animal habitats, food chains and life cycles. Non-fiction texts will support our learning, looking at how to write life cycle and food chain flow charts including for ants. 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 including using money as well as learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

In PE this term, Year 2 will be practicing gymnastic skills and dance. In Music, the children will continue to explore 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.