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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Our teachers are Mrs Rees (Monday) and Ms Swan (Tuesday to Friday). Our TAs are Mrs Turner (Mondays), Mrs Swallow (Tuesday to Thursday mornings plus all day Friday) and Mrs Baker (Wednesday and Thursday afternoons).

Spring Term 2022

Welcome to Year 2. Our teachers are Mrs Rees (Monday) and Ms Swan (Tuesday to Friday).  Our TAs are Mrs Turner (Monday), Mrs Swallow (Tuesday to Friday) and Mrs Baker (Wednesday and Thursday afternoons).

We begin the New Year with ‘Dreams and Goals’ and the RE value ‘Hope’.  In English we will continue to focus on the correct use of punctuation, expanded noun phrases and different types of sentences.   To tie in with Chinese New Year and Traditional Tales, our focus book will be the Chinese tale The Magic Paintbrush and we will learn about how to use a story mountain. In Geography we will be learning about China.  We will also learn about the habitat, life cycle etc of Panda Bears.   We will also write non-chronological reports about a British Garden bird.

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).  We will also use Purple Mash in Computing to help us be Zoologists, recording data about birds.  We will also be looking at minibeasts and microhabitats.

As well as Statistics, in Maths we will continue looking at different methods of solving adding and subtractions problems and multiplication including doubling and halving.

In History, we will learn about several significant individuals from the past: Rosa Parks and Emily Davison.

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.  We will be looking and growth and survival including how plants grow from bulbs. Persuasive writing will also form part of our English focus.

In Maths we will continue to embed addition and subtraction strategies. 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 tennis.   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 practising their drawing skills

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.