Year 2 Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 2!
Year 2 Term 3 In to the woods
Happy New Year.
This term the children have said they want to learn lots about traditional tales. Therefore, we will be reading lots of different stories, describing settings and innovating well known stories to write our own unique versions.
We will be doing lots of real life maths including measuring trees, branches and things you find in the woods. Weighing ingredients to make gingerbread men to sell at our pea pod. Linked with this we will be writing algorithms for recipes.
In Science, we will be looking at animal habitats and discovering what animals live where in the woods.
For our DT we will be reading the ‘Elves and the Shoe Maker’, discussing uses of different footwear and making and evaluating our own slipper.
In Computing, we will be creating wanted posters of the Big Bad Wolf using copying and pasting, drawing text boxes and inserting images from clip art.
Weather permitting; we will visit Devonport Park to make art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
This term PE will be on a Thursday morning, as we will be working with Mr Hammond from Stoke Damerel secondary school. So please send children in PE kits Thursdays not Fridays.
Welcome to Year 2
As we have a busy calendar of events coming up, the children decided they would like to learn about celebrations in this country and around the world. Subsequently, they will be learning about November the 5th and Guy Fawkes, Remembrance Day and Christmas around the world.
The children will start by writing fireworks poems and information booklets about celebrations. They will then begin their social enterprise project, which includes putting on the school play and inviting businesses and the local community members in to school to watch.
For maths this term we will be measuring, making set amounts with money, giving change and we will begin telling the time to quarter past and quarter to the hour; although by the end of the year we aim to tell the time to the nearest five minutes.
In our computing we will be using art packages and learning how pictures are made up of lots of tiny squares (pixels) we will combine this with our maths and art and make lots of pictures using squares and other shapes.
In music we will be creating our own celebration song and making Chinese sounding music that could be used at a Chinese festival.
PE will remain on Friday. Finally, don’t forget to put Wednesday 13th December in your diary for our Christmas production and Christmas Fair after school.
Ms N Copp
This term our topic is ‘Building’. We will be using our collaboration muscle and resilience learning muscle a lot to help us become better learners and start our ‘New Beginnings’ in Year 2, as we build our own new team. We will begin with the stories Building Boy, Rosie Revere Engineer and Iggy Peck Architect, so we can learn about how and why things are planned and built. We will investigate the local area and look at the houses around us, designing and making our own maps. Then we will interview an architect and meet the team from Kier Group Construction, who will teach us about how to stay safe when we are building. We will build, photograph and paint our own cityscapes. We will then read the Light House Keepers Lunch and design our own healthy lunches, demonstrating making these to parents and encouraging them to buy some of our wares as part of our social enterprise. Finally, we will be investigating how sounds and music can build effects and add another element to films and stories.