Welcome to Year 2 - 2019/2020
Welcome to the Spring Term!
We hope you have had a lovely Christmas break and the children are coming back ready for their Spring learning.
WE'RE ON THE HUNT FOR PARENT VOLUNTEERS!
In Year 2, daily reading is very important and many of our children would benefit from an extra session with an adult. If you are interested in coming in to Year 2 to help with readers, then please let one of our team know.
Homework will continue to be handed out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Spellings will be tested and given out on a Friday.
A reminder that PE kits should be kept in school everyday in case of a change in timetable. As it's still Winter, PE kits should also include jogging/tracksuit bottoms and an appropriate hoodie.
Year 2 team
Digging for Dinosaurs
This term we will be learning about letter writing and then looking at a wide variety of stories and non-fiction texts linked to dinosaurs including ‘Harry and the Dinosaur’ series by Ian Whybrow. In maths, we will be developing our learning on money, shape and data while still having a strong focus on number and calculations. As part of our science learning, we will be learning all about humans and our survival needs. We will be deepening our understanding of hygiene and healthy eating, including eating the right amount of different foods and taking part in exercise. Later in the term, we will be learning all about our local area and comparing it to another area of the UK. There will also be lots of art and DT activities happening throughout the term, including making our own dinosaur model.
Calling all Heroes!
This term Year 2 will be finding out about the heroes we have in our everyday lives, including those from the emergency services. We will be discussing what qualities are needed to be a hero and will compare them to our own personal qualities. In English, we will be exploring superhero texts so that the children can write their own hero inspired stories.
We have been lucky enough to have some everyday hero visitors come in to school to share their experiences with the children.
Firstly, we were visited by a nurse. We asked her questions about her job and she told us information about being a nurse in the present day. In Topic, we were able to compare to our learning with Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
Next, we were visited by our local PSCO, Colin. He brought in some of the equipment that police officers use and the children were able to try these on!
After half term, we will be visited by a fireman which we're sure will be very interesting for Year 2!
All of our everyday hero visitors have inspired our children to be heroes themselves.
Superhero Day was on Friday 27th September.
The children made their own superhero cape, a mask and created their symbol on a biscuit using icing. Please see our Twitter feeds for all the fun photos that were taken.