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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

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

Summer Term 2021

 In PE this term, Year 2 will continue to develop their tennis skills and learn about African dancing skills. After half term they will be practicing their athletic skills.  In Music, the children will be exploring timbre, tempo, dynamics as well as sounds.   In Art, this term they will review Tanzanian patterns, symbols, colour and texture in addition to printing Adinkra symbols.  This will include reviewing the African artist Edward Tinga Tinga who inspired Tinga Tinga Tales and African patterns.   For PSHE we will follow JIGSAW lessons with the focus for the term being ‘Relationships’ (Summer 1) and Changing Me’ (Summer 2).

We begin the Summer Term with our new Topic Relationships and our RE Value ‘Co-operation’. 

In Maths we will be focusing on the four key operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In English we will continue to focus on sentence structure including the correct use of punctuation and different types of sentences.  Complementing our Geography focus, we will look at narrative stories from other cultures, namely African folk tales, primarily Anansi the Spider, and writing our own versions.  We will also be writing non chronological reports about an African animal to complement Science. In Geography we will learn about Africa including comparing it to our locality.

In Science, we will research plants, growing plants from bulbs plus animals in their Habitats including those that live in the African Savannah.   One of our whole class guided reading books will be The Boy Who Grew Dragons to tie in with our Science topic about plants.

In Computing we will be learning how to take photos with our school Ipads.

After half term, our overriding theme will be ‘Changing Me’ and our RE value will be “Courage‘’. In English, we will look at non-fiction information texts as well as narrative-extended Stories.  Our focus book will be the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

In Maths, we will continue to embed mental multiplication and division, number and place value, mental addition and subtraction.

In Science we will continue to look at plants and habitats of sea life linked to our seaside focus.  For Geography we intend to look at human and physical features of city vs seaside in the UK.